Tell Is Your Story

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Pearl Beach Progress Association                                         

May 2016

 Over the weekend of 23 – 26 April 2015 the Pearl Beach Progress Association held a centenary exhibition – “Tell Us Your Story” acknowledging “100 YEARS OF ANZAC ” – to commemorate this amazing activity and as follow-up the organising Focus Group have designed and produced a 40 page book containing photographs of each of the 58 exhibitions and stories, and is accompanied by a CD of photographs taken over the weekend.

However, the real storey of our exhibition was the journey we all experienced and how our community embraced the idea, they opened their hearts and memories to share their stories and those of family relatives who served in all aspects of conflict from the Boer War to recent times. Their stories were emotional, sobering, diverse and reflective.

Copies of the book and CD are available for $15 per set and will be available at the General Meeting on Saturday 2 July. To secure a copy/copies contact Lynne 4344 2319



Pearl Beach June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival

Pearl Beach June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival

Beautiful Music / Beautiful Location …

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2016


Proudly presented by the Pearl Beach Progress Association, the June Long Weekend Music Festival will carry the audience away on a magical journey.  There are many ways of listening to music, but the live experience in the intimate atmosphere of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall is a truly memorable one.

Four concerts will celebrate the joy of beautiful music. Opening the weekend on Saturday afternoon to delight the audience is ‘Estivo Trio’, three outstanding young musicians of remarkable talent, passion and experience. The Estivo Trio has a wonderful balanced sound, and connection wit one another and the music that infuses their playing with deep and emotional intensity. They will play pieces by Mozart, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn.

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Saturday evening Tamara-Anna Cislowska, renowned Australian concert pianist and chamber musician who has performed across most of the world will play a delightful and varied journey through some of the best loved works for piano from great composers, Bach, Haydn, through to Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov and other classics.

On Sunday afternoon returning by popular demand, please join The Song Company a cappella ensemble of six professional singers with ‘Sounds Sublime’. From it’s beginnings in 1984 the ensemble has grown to exemplify its aim of providing for Australia a group capable of international performance of vocal chamber music. included in their performance is Monteverdi, Gombert, Mundy and more.

The finale concert on Sunday evening presents, ‘Classical to Coltrane’ exquisite music for string quartet featuring Peter Garrity, Ziva Altman, Leo Kram and Francis Yoon, and jazz trio – Rodric White, John Conley and Raphael Strazz. This special concert opens with Haydn’s exquisite ‘Sunrise’ String Quartet followed by some wonderful Mancini-like arrangements including well known movie themes. Masterfully blended the best of the classical greats with a new jazz twist. Bach’s Adagio, Arioso as well as the soothing Adagio by Albinoni are included in the program


Where: Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Road, Pearl Beach


Dates: Saturday 11 June

2.30pm – Estivo Trio Ticket cost: $35

7.30pm –   Tamara-Anna Cislowska Ticket cost: $40

Sunday 12 June

2.30pm –   The Song Company  Ticket cost: $40

7.30pm –   Classical to Coltrane  Ticket cost: $40

Child under 15 $20 per concert

Bookings: 4343 1455 – Credit card booking fee additional $4 per transactionEnquiries: 4344 2319

Proceeds from the festival to the hall upkeep and repairs

Photos; Estivo Trio; Tamara-Anna Cislowska; The Song Company; Classical to Coltrane

Further information: Lynne Lillico, Communications Officer, Pearl Beach Progress Association 4344 2319

Showcase Concert

Pearl Beach Celebrating Eleven Years of Scholarship Sponsorship for Students of the Central Coast Conservatorium – total value of awards $2,000.00 Plus ‘Peoples Choice Award’ valued at $250.

The Pearl Beach Progress Association, in association with the Irvine Family extends an invitation to come and celebrate a weekend of music performed by students from the Central Coast Conservatorium. Saturday 28 May:

Junior Students of the Central Coast Conservatorium will perform in a Showcase Concert.   Dr John Irvine, whose family sponsor the Irvine Piano Scholarship and support young students says “Music is not only good for the soul and important for relaxation in the racey world kids live in, but recent research is showing the importance in cognitive development and memory skills”.

Showcase 2015 Participants-001

Patrick Brennan, CEO and Artistic Director, Central Coast Conservatorium, comments, “The showcase concert embraces the concept of “Pure Performance rather than “competitive performance” and allows our younger musicians to perform with focus, passion and conviction”.

Entry to the concert is free, however a donation would be appreciated.


2.00pm Sunday 29 May:

The Pearl Beach Music Scholarship and Irvine Family Piano Scholarship Concert will once again search for the Central Coast’s best young music students. Over the years the scholarship concerts have offered performance opportunity to students who have excelled in their chosen field.

Patrick Brennan, says “this prestigious event is an excellent opportunity for Conservatorium students to perform for their local community and deliver truly breath taking performances”. He continues, “the Central Coast Conservatorium is most grateful for the financial award that is given by the Pearl Beach Progress Association and the Irvine Family to the winners of this important event . The prize money will help them further their musical studies at the CCC”.

Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association spokesperson says; “ as a new initiative last year “The Peoples Choice” award was highly successful with the enthusiastic audience voting for their favourite performer. The award is valued at $250 jointly sponsored by the Irvine Family and the Progress Association” she continues, “The Irvine Family and Pearl Beach Progress association are proud to be able to support these incredible young students who demonstrate such energy and commitment to their music”.

Scholarship participants with Irvine bros 2015-001

Entry cost is $10 and children under 15 are free.

Both concerts – 2pm each day

Pearl Beach Memorial Hall 9 Diamond Road, Pearl Beach

Enquiries/bookings 4344 2319


Photo: 2015 Junior participants and the 2015 Scholarship entries.

Further information: Lynne Lillico Communications Officer, Pearl Beach Progress Association.

4344 2319




The Pearl Beach Progress Association is initiating fund raising to purchase life saving, public access defibrillators to be located at key sites

Defibrillation is required in cases of cardiac arrest to restore a normal heart rhythm
and possibly a more successful


Defibrillators are simple and safe to use by members of the public. These sophisticated machines give both visual and clear spoken step-by-step instructions in the delivery of defibrillation and CPR in an emergency situation. You don’t need training.

The first critical step is to call 000 for help, followed by defibrillation and CPR as soon as
possible. Calling for an ambulance is vital, but we know it may take extra time to reach us
at Pearl Beach.

90 – 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die because they don’t have quick access to a
life saving treatment. That’s why we need these machines at three locations in the village.
Survivor rates of 70% and higher are achieved when a bystander defibrillation is delivered inthe first 3 – 5 minutes. Defibrillation’s chance of restoring a pulse decreases rapidly with time.

  • 2 minutes gives 80% chance of success
  • 4 minutes gives 60% chance of success
  • 8 minutes gives 20% chance of success
  • 10 – 11 minutes 0% chance of success

YOUR DONATION MAY HELP SAVE A LIFE: Our goal is to raise $12,000 for three defibrillators located in Pearl Beach

Payment Options: Direct Transfer to Pearl Beach Progress Association BSB 062 612 A/C 00900981Put your surname and ‘DEFIB’ on transfer and confirm payment to or by cheque payable to Pearl Beach Progress Association and send to: PBPA Defibrillator Fund 9 Diamond Road Pearl Beach 2256

Download the flyer: Defibrillator Flyer