Thank you for visiting the Barwon Heads Fine Music website.
We do hope you find a musical event that you would enjoy.
Our purpose is to bring musical events to the community of Barwon Heads, and the surrounding Bellarine Peninsula and the Geelong Region and we look forward to seeing you.
Our Sunday Concerts continue on the second Sunday of each month , 2.30pm in the Anglican Church , Friends $10 , visitors $15 – stay for Afternoon tea after the concert
We also hold other Major events which are held in the Barwon Heads Community Hall
Our August concert was “SOUNDS FROM THE SCREEN” with a lovely blend of harmonies with 4 clarinets performing a mixture of classical and contemporary music and reminding us of an amazing number of films with lively and unique interpretations arranged by themselves! The performers who made up “CLARITUDE” were Megan, Ginger, Bronwyn & Stephanie who performed on the impressive bass clarinet & they obviously thoroughly enjoyed working & playing together!
They began with a two-part suite from an early silent movie with music called “Cinerama” which began out of sight (like the Wurlitzer Organ which rose from below floor level to accompany the films at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne!) & appeared for the second movement which was fun!
Films such as “Four Weddings and a Funeral” produced “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”; “Misty” with Clint Eastwood followed by “New York New York” written for Lisa Minelli with Frank Sinatra making both versions very popular! A surprising number of films featured the beautiful “Clair de Lune”. A 1952 black and white Charlie Chaplain film featured a combination which included “Limelight”, “Baby Elephant Walk”, “Pink Panther”, “God Father” & “Love Story” (I think!) “Makin’ Whoopee” speaks for itself with Baker Boys & others, & “Por Una Cabeza” produced the tango dance flavour!
“Love is an Open Door” from “Frozen” & then was followed by “Colours of the Wind” composed by Alan Menken, a very popular & prolific composer for Walt Disney,eg.”Pokahontas” & “Little Mermaid”; he won at least 8 Oscars! The theme from “The Game of Thrones” provided a complete contrast to the latter! Acker Bilk’s “Stranger on the Shore” was written for his daughter Jenny & was 55 weeks in the top charts! Then we had John William’s “Star Wars” theme & Hans Zimmerman’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” with Johnnie Depp.
It was amazing to learn how often certain music was in so many & varied films! The Grand Finale was the 1930’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” with Fred Astaire but the audience showed their appreciation so enthusiastically, we were rewarded with an encore of “Skippy”!
Our next concert will be held on Sunday, 11th September at 2.30pm in the Anglican Church & will present a small group of The Geelong College very talented & hard-working wind instrumental students performing a wind quartet, a wind trio & a pianist performing A Mus A repertoire!
Donation: Members: $10; Visitors: $15. Do stay for afternoon tea following the concert! Enquiries: please phone Jenny on 5254 2580.
Memberships now due
Please find attached the renewal form for the BHFMS annual membership. Hopefully the reasons for renewing are relatively easy to guess… however just as a reminder:
Your subscriptions and patronage help us to bring fabulous musicians to perform in terrific events in Barwon Heads, at incredibly affordable prices for members.
Plus many more & varied concerts for the rest of the year!
Keep an eye on “Talking Heads” for the latest updates!