2016 Spring Concert Series
This Saturday evening the fabulous Turtle Search Big Band featuring dynamic vocalist, Emerson Tuazon, performs a concert of classic swing and MichaelBublé signature tunes at Katoomba’s historic Mountain Heritage Hotel.
Led by local trumpeter and music educator, Craig McGown, Turtle Search Big Band brings together some of the finest jazz instrumentalists from the Blue Mountains, Nepean and Hawkesbury regions in an explosion of timeless hits from the Big Band era. Turtle Search Big Band has been performing locally and beyond for more than ten years.
Turtle Search Big Band performs An Evening of Swing and Bubléin the delightful 1920’s ballroom at the Mountain Heritage Hotel, Katoomba, on Saturday 29 October, 2016, 7.00 pm. Concert goers can choose to enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the Jamison Valley with live lobby piano entertainment from 6.00 pm. Dinner is available before (from 5.30 pm) and after (from 8.45 pm) the performance in the Jamison Views Restaurant. Restaurant bookings essential. 4782 2155.
Concert tickets: 4782 2155. Adult $25, Concession $20, Student/Child $10. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Advance bookings advised.
BooreaArts is a non-affiliated not-for-profit entity supporting emerging musicians and community music in the Blue Mountains and Nepean regions. Please forward this email to all lovers of fine music. This concert will sell out. Advance bookings essential.
Treat yourself and your family to Christmas lunch or dinner in Jamison Views Restaurant at the Mountain Heritage. Enjoy the stunning views with overlook the beautiful Jamison Valley, while nothing has been overlooked to make your Christmas relaxing & enjoyable.
Begin with a welcome glass of bubbly in the lounge, and then proceed to the restaurant to enjoy your Christmas favourites, plus tea or coffee with mince pies and petit fours to finish.
Avoid the queues at the buffet and the distractions of large groups and allow us to serve you in a relaxing environment, enhanced by the melodious tunes of our resident Pianist Alan Johnson.
Every Saturday night (and many other occasions such as Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve & Christmas Day) is a special event at Mountain Heritage, when Resident Pianist Alan Johnson plays his special blend of easy listening favourites in our Cocktail Bar & Jamison Views Restaurant.
Blue Mountains Radio Plays
Blue Mountains Radio Players have been performing for about 15 years in venues around Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.
Inspired by Juliette Palmer-Frederick, the ranks of the Players have included professional and amateur actors, usually about a dozen in number.
Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s 1940s and 1950s.
The repertoire includes plays from such long-running drama series as Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please! ; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces, Baby Snooks and Daddy and Life of Riley ; and crimes solved by Sherlock Holmes, Boston Blackie and The Thin Man.
The Players currently perform at 2.30 pm on the last Sunday of each month, February to November, at the historic Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat, Katoomba. The venue, previously known as the The California.
Some performances have been recorded and are available on CD.
For bookings please call (02) 4782 2155.
2015 Spring Concert Series
Voices of Love
Saturday 24 October
Ex Gracia is a Blue Mountains based women's community choir, founded in 2011 by a group of singers who had become friends by joining the nuns' chorus in a local production of "The Sound of Music". When the show ended they realised they wanted to keep singing together, and so they did, bringing with them their Musical Director, Naomi Degabriele.
At the Mountain Heritage Hotel on Saturday 24th October Ex Gracia will perform an evening of choral delights in a program entitled Voices of Love. They will sing songs of love lost and love found, of love domestic and transcendent, love lamented and love celebrated. Voices of Love will also feature guest musicians, guest soloists and Ex Gracia members in smaller ensembles.
Voices of Love showcase's what Ex Gracia does best: taking music from across the decades and the centuries and delivering rich harmonies to produce uplifting, engaging, often moving and occasionally comic performances. Songs will include classics such as Handel's Let Me Weep, spiritual and sacred songs including Down to the River to Pray, highlights from musical theatre including songs from Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables, pop hits from artists as diverse as Queen, John Denver, and Lady Gaga, and, the contemporary classic Adiemus.
Ex Gracia perform's Voices of Love in the delightful 1920’s ballroom at the Mountain Heritage Hotel, Katoomba, on Saturday 24 October, 7.00 pm. Concert goers can choose to enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the Jamison Valley with live piano entertainment from 6.00 pm. Dinner is available after the performance in the Jamison Views Restaurant.
Tickets: 4782 2155. Adult $25, Concession $20, Student/Child $10. Visa and MasterCard accepted.PAST EVENT: Classic Strings - An American Journey
Saturday 10 October 2015
Classic Strings returns to the Mountain Heritage Hotel, Katoomba, on 10th October, to present a program of beautiful music inspired by the New World.
Led by local musician and teacher, Tim Dickinson, the Classic Strings quartet brings together four of the Blue Mountains most inspiring string instrumentalists. Tim, and quartet members, Sam Harding Elizabeth Cooney and George Yang, met while studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Since then, they have studied and performed individually in Europe, Asia, America and across Australia. Classic Strings has been performing locally and beyond for six years.
Classic Strings - An American Journey, features Gershwin’s Lullaby, the only piece he wrote for string quartet, Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, music from Schindler’s List by John Williams, Bernstein’s America from West Side Story and excerpts from George Whitefield’s String Quartet No 4.
The program also includes Dvořák’s complete String Quartet No 12 (The American). Written during the same period as his famous New World Symphony, this composition reflects one of Dvořák’s most joyous periods. During an uplifting summer holiday away from his arduous position as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, Dvořák penned this quartet in just twelve days. It has become his most appreciated piece of chamber music.
Classic Strings performs An American Journey in the delightful 1920’s ballroom at the Mountain Heritage Hotel, Katoomba, on Saturday 10 October, 7.00 pm. Concert goers can choose to enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the Jamison Valley with live piano entertainment from 6.00 pm. Dinner is available before and after the performance in our Jamison Views Restaurant.
Tickets: 4782 2155. Adult $25, Concession $20, Student/Child $10. Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Cocktail bar open from 5pm. Jamison Views Restaurant open from 5:30pm for pre-show dinner and will also be open for post show dinner. Reservations recommended.
PAST EVENT:Blue Mountains Jazz Ensemble
In Full Swing
Celebrating the Timeless Tunes of the Big Band Era
Saturday 12 September 2015
Mountain Heritage Hotel, Katoomba
Tickets: (02) 4782 2155. Visa and MasterCard accepted
Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Child/Student $10
Re-discover the Big Band era as the dynamic seventeen piece Blue Mountains Jazz Ensemble transforms into Swing Band mode to present hits from big band icons: Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and more.
Led by Greg Gibson and with vocals by Liam Gray, In Full Swing will breathe fresh air into twenty legendary swing hits from the 1930’s to the 1960’s including: Caravan, Round Midnight, The Lady is a Tramp, Harlem Nocturne, Night & Day, Cheek to Cheek, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Pink Panther, Tuxedo Junction, Lullaby of Broadway and The Shadow of Your Smile.
Blue Mountains Jazz Ensemble will perform In Full Swing in the delightful 1920’s ballroom at the Mountain Heritage Hotel in Katoomba. Concert goers can choose to enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the Jamison Valley with live piano entertainment from 6.00 pm. Dinner is available after the performance in the Jamison Views Restaurant. (Bookings essential 4782 2155 - menu on website.) Patrons are encouraged to share transport to minimise parking congestion.
PAST EVENT: Let it Snow 2015
PAST EVENT:Mothers Day High Tea 2015
PAST EVENT: New Years Eve 2014
PAST EVENT: Christmas 2014