The IRT Kangara Waters Concert Series 2017

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, we would like to announce details of the 2017 Series.






Featuring the Renoir Ensemble




Next up in the Kangara Concert Series is a delightful concert by the Renoir Ensemble – Anna Murakawa (violin), Anneliese McGee-Collett (‘cello) & Kimberley Steele (piano) titled ‘French Impressions’ featuring works by Roussel, Chopin and Chaminade’.


Come and enjoy this bouquet of beautiful French chamber music to lift the spirit and hear the soaring combination of strings and piano!


Anna Murokawa, originally from Brazil, has studied and played violin in many countries around the world, including Bulgaria and the USA. Teaching at the University of Louiseville, before moving to Australia, Anna now teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium, and is delighted to be joining Kimberley and Anneliese in the Renoir Ensemble.

Anneliese McGee-Collett studied at the ANU School of Music with David Pereira, and in 2011, won the ANU Margot Lewin Prize for Cellists. She has performed in a number of professional productions including Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Mary Poppins. She also performs regularly in the annual Canberra International Music Festival, and Voices in the Forest. At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music she was awarded the Patricia Bell Merit Scholarship for her postgraduate studies, and is undertaking a Master of Music (Performance) studying with Julian Smiles.

Kimberley Steele’s passion for music has led her to work in diverse roles: accompanist (Sydney Conservatorium, ANU School of Music) Education Lecturer (Australian Catholic University), Classroom music teacher in several schools, Musical Director of St Clare’s College production of Cats, and as a freelance artist founded the foray quintet and Steele-Knight Duo. In 2016 she performed alongside Sumi Jo and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and directed her third successful season with Strange Weather Gospel Choir.

DATE: Sunday July August 27th

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, cash at door. Price includes a generous afternoon tea.

CONTACT: for further information and details of all concerts,

Chrissie Shaw Mobile: 0407 079 748





Sunday 24 September

Christina Wilson and Alan Hicks

Mezzo Soprano and Piano


The Final Concert for the Series is yet to be confirmed.

Watch for details of the last concert for the year!


All concerts commence at 2:15pm at the Cooinda Community Hall, IRT Kangara Waters 2 Joy Cummings Place, Belconnen. Please arrive 15 minutes before the concert.

Ticket Price: $25 cash only, at the door. This includes a splendid afternoon tea to be served at the conclusion of the concert.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the concerts.

Andrew Blanckensee & Chrissie Shaw

Enquiries: Chrissie on 0407 079 748

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