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The course book for Sydney U3A is now available on the sidebar of the home page of the Sydney U3A website. The Endeavour (Southern) region courses for 2018 can also be found on the sidebar of Endeavour’s main page. If you are not already a member of U3A, you may obtain a hard copy of the course book by joining Sydney U3A. Forms are available on the home page of the Sydney U3A website or by contacting the Sydney U3A office.

U3A Endeavour Region has many and varied courses to offer its members. Languages, films, food for the brain and the soul, history of all sorts, arts, drawing and sketching, various approaches to music and film, and groups for discussion, about books, travel, lunching, science, general knowledge and for walking. (Did I miss something? Please write and tell me! – Editor)

During the year we have a 5th Tuesday lecture on something interesting to which the public and all U3A members are welcome. As well, there’s the wonderful fringe benefit of fun and friends to be experienced.

Have a look in our Course booklet that comes every Semester to see what you might enjoy. If your chosen course is full, ask if you can go along for a visit or two to see what it’s about, see if you can go on a waiting list. Maybe you could become a course leader.

There’s also something called “Events for All” offering lectures, holidays, tours and outings. Check them out at the front of your Course booklet.

Scroll down for a brief summary of some new courses in 2019 and the new programme for Sam Adams’ Explorations in Music 2019 (1st Semester).  The new Course booklet will be available mid-January 2019.

1st SEMESTER 2019

Explorations in Music – 1st Semester 2019MC900431531[1]

Explorations in Music is held from 1.00 p.m – 3.00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the upstairs theatrette of the Cronulla Arts Theatre. *Note that there will be no classes held during school holidays.

The program for First Semester follows:

13 February 2019 Australian (Male) Composers
27 February 2019 Music from the ‘USA’, Part 1
13 March 2019 Music from the ‘USA’, Part 2
27 March 2019 Rotearoa – The Land of the Long White Cloud
10 April 2019 Gallipoli Symphony (DVD) plus the Glass Soldier (CD)
8 May 2019 A John Rutter Collection
12 June 2019 Silk Road Journeys, Part 3
26 June 2019 Ralph Vaughan Williams , Part 2

Manifesto of Explorations in Music

I am not here to teach you music. I am here to expand your musical appreciation by leading you through and exposing you to as many kinds of musical styles from as many sources and eras as I can.

I don’t want you to learn the notes but I do want you to feel the music. I would like you to absorb the sounds you hear as a sponge would absorb water. I would like your soul to be infused, filled and inspired by what you hear.

Some of the things I would like you to find as you listen to the music are: drama, romance, anger or irritation, beauty, hope, joy, serenity and a feeling for and an understanding of the magic of music.

Sam Adams

The following new courses will be available during Semester 1, 2019 :

Presentation Skills“, to be conducted by Henry Collins

Added to her present course presentation, a new series entitled “Comic Opera“, by Jean Singleton-Turner

Great Foreign Movies“, a continuation of Robert Englund‘s movie theme.

Another Cryptic Crossword course from Rosemary De Gabriele – “Solving Cryptic Crosswords – A beginner’s Course

Grandparents Share Fun Ideas“, a novel course from Jill McLelland and Anita Spinks

Henry Collins‘ singing group, “Sing for Joy, Sing for Life” will move into the Cronulla School of Arts Theatrette, having outgrown the Activity Centre.

Be sure to read carefully through the new Course booklet, in case any changes/additions have been missed here.

Aspects of Australian History‘  Special thanks to Barry and Lorraine Hughes and Beryl Davis, who are all retiring as leaders from this course, after many years of wonderful service to U3A.  Mary Small and Margaret Durie will be the new leaders.

Discussion Group‘  leader Berry Buchanan  is retiring as leader after 23 years of unremitting commitment to this course.  She will continue as a member, with Denis Paulin as leader.


Course Amendments

Walking Around Sydney (182EX03) is unable to accept any more new members until further notice.  Please delete the two telephone numbers given, and use the email address for enquiries.

Music for Fun 181EC07

Leader Henry Collins would warmly welcome more members for this singing class and also hopes to hear from someone who can play a piano or keyboard.

Singing is a joyful and social pastime and there is ample evidence that it is a great antidote to depression and loneliness. These sessions aim to improve breathing and control of pitch. We learn new songs, the basics of music and sight-reading and have a go at writing songs. It’s an excellent way to prepare for joining a more formal choir.

Maybe you think you ‘can’t sing’, or forgotten how. But we all have the necessary apparatus! All it takes is use and practice. 

The group meets each Thursday except in school holidays, 10:00 – 12:00 at the Cronulla School of Arts.

Leader and bookings Henry Collins at henryhenrycollins@yahoo.com.au (preferred)
Or 9544 4328

Gems of the Silver Screen for 2nd Semester, 2018

Film and ReelGems of the Silver Screen is held from 10.00 am to midday approximately every first and third Tuesday of the month upstairs at the Cronulla School of Arts, Surf Rd, Cronulla. The team leader is Brian Harvey (9521 5822).

Morning tea is held before class from 9.15 a.m.

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