The IRT Kangara Waters Concert Series 2018

The IRT Kangara Waters Concert Series has, as its objective, to bring music of the very highest quality to the Belconnen area to enhance the lives of those within Kangara Waters in a way which can also be shared by the local general community.  As well, it is planned that Kangara Waters will become identified as a focus for regular quality music performances in Belconnen by both professional musicians and for graduating  music students.

In memory of the founders of the Series, Noelene Akeroyd and John Bonnett.





SIMPLY DIVINE JAZZ with the Simply Divine Quartet!

Simply Divine Quartet returns to rock the rafters at the Cooinda Hall Belconnen, on Sunday November 25th, performance starting 2.15pm.

Lisa McClelland (vocals), John Black (piano/vocals), Barnaby Briggs (double bass) and Ben Schumann (drums) are very popular with Kangara audiences and are thrilled to be performing at Kangara once again. They most recently performed for the discerning Canberra Jazz Club.

Lisa has had an outstanding career in cabaret and live theatre, performed with cabaret sensationThe Marvellous Miz Demeanours at the Famous Spiegeltent in Canberra, the Newcastle Jazz Club, the Illawarra Jazz Club, Adelaide Fringe Cabaret Festival, Gold Coast Jazz Club, Sydney’s Django Bar, the Vanguard plus Ruby’s Music Lounge in Melbourne.

John Black, pianist and vocalist, has performed at the Manly Jazz Festival, the Thredbo Jazz and Thredbo Blues Festivals and with Ben Schumann, had a sellout boogie woogie show at the Street Theatre The Bar On the Wrong Side of the Tracks. John has been busy in the studio working as a pianist and producer for a variety of talented singers.

Barnaby Briggs is the current bass player in the RMC Band and has 15 years professional playing experience. He has performed and toured with Andy Firth, Paul McNamara, Daryl Aberhart, Nick Cecire and The Wayne Kelly Trio to name a few. Barnaby’s first album, all original music ‘In Good Time’ is available on Bandcamp and CD Baby.

Ben Schumann is a Canberra based professional drummer and teacher with over 25 years experience. He teaches in Canberra and Goulburn and plays in numerous live acts locally, nationally and internationally. Ben has a passion to share his rhythm, groove and music with the people he plays with and the audiences that share the music with him.

Simply Divine have recorded a CD to be released in late 2018.


SIMPLY DIVINE Jazz with John Black, Lisa McClelland, Brnaby Briggs and Ben Schumann

DATE: Sunday November 25th 2018

TIME: 2.15pm (audience is asked to arrive 15 minutes early)

VENUE: Cooinda Hall, Kangara Waters, 2 Joy Cummings Place Belconnen.

COST: $25 all tickets. NB: cash only, at door. Price includes a generous afternoon tea.

CONTACT: for information and more details:  Chrissie Shaw Mobile: 0407 079 748                                       


Parking in the grounds within a 5-minute walk to Hall.  See map on:



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