LSO PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

The Lightly Strung Orchestra performs regularly around on the Northern Beaches and at Ukulele Festivals further afield. Below you will find some photos that capture some of the wonderful memories we have from our collective uke journey.

LSO at BMUGS
LSO at BMUGS

LSO rocking the Blue Mountains Ukulele F
LSO rocking the Blue Mountains Ukulele F

2020 Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
2020 Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

LSO at BMUGS
LSO at BMUGS

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The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Saturday, 8 February 2020, Katoomba

Holy moly! The Lightly Strung Orchestra performed with gusto during a very wet and muddy Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival under the Carrington Hotel Marquee Stage, Katoomba. Thanks SO much to all the people who turned up and cheered us on and also a HUGE thanks to the organisers and volunteers who kept everyone spirits up despite the difficult conditions! 

LSO Xmas Party 2019
LSO Xmas Party 2019

LSO Xmas Party 2019
LSO Xmas Party 2019

LSO Xmas Party 2019
LSO Xmas Party 2019

LSO Xmas Party 2019
LSO Xmas Party 2019

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The Lightly Strung Orchestra Hawaiian Christmas Concert/Party - 15 December 2019

Getting back to the Hawaiian roots of ukulele certainly made for a fun and colourful dress up party for members of the Silver Strings Ensemble and Lightly Strung Orchestra. What a fabulous time! Thanks so much to the organising and decorating and games crews for making it super special for everyone. 

LSO Grandfriends concert
LSO Grandfriends concert

The LSO
The LSO

2019-12-09-Ukulele Xmas Concert
2019-12-09-Ukulele Xmas Concert

LSO Grandfriends concert
LSO Grandfriends concert

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Little Diggers & Grandfriends Christmas Concert - Monday 9 December 2019, Narrabeen

There was plenty to sing about at our free "inter-generational" Christmas Concert for the young in age and young at heart! Inspired by the recent ABC documentary "Old People's Home for 4 year Olds" and featuring Shirley (87) and Ben (97) from the program, The Silver Strings Ensemble & LSO performed songs from the silly season with plenty of audience participation and lots of fun that ignited our festive spirit!

The LSO
The LSO

The LSO
The LSO

Double Standard Jazz Duo
Double Standard Jazz Duo

The LSO
The LSO

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Our "String-topia" Concert - Saturday 7 December 2019, Narrabeen

Celebrating 4 and 6 stringed instruments, this concert was a musical treat to delight the senses! Audiences heard performances from our joyful ukulele groups, including The Silver Strings Ensemble & LSO, as well as sublime and cool grooves from Anna Martin-Scrase (cello) and Dean Gray (guitar) who together form the Double Standard Jazz Duo. It was indeed a magical event!

The LSO
The LSO

The LSO
The LSO

LSO and SSE in concert
LSO and SSE in concert

The LSO
The LSO

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The RSL Anzac Village Winter Festival - Monday, 17 June 2019, Narrabeen

The Lightly Strung Orchestra and Silver Strings Ensemble joined forces to play a mighty HUGE set of popular singalong tunes to an appreciate audience on a cold and rainy Monday morning! We even managed to get members of audience up with us on stage to lead songs! And our swing dancers were fabulous! Well done on a MASSIVE effort gang!

THE LSO
THE LSO

LSO in Concert @ the NBMF
LSO in Concert @ the NBMF

Northern Beaches Music Festival
Northern Beaches Music Festival

THE LSO
THE LSO

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The Northern Beaches Music Festival - Saturday, 4 May 2019, Narrabeen RSL Club

The LSO and Silver Strings Ensemble joined the Northern Beaches Music Festival for the first time. The Festival had been cancelled at the last minute but then rescued by the Narrabeen RSL so we were excited to be able to participate after all! We even managed to score a spot on the local Radio Northern Beaches and play a few of our songs live on air! What a hoot!

The LSO at BMUGS
The LSO at BMUGS

LSO @ the Blue Mts Uke Festival
LSO @ the Blue Mts Uke Festival

Festival Poster
Festival Poster

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 2019

The LSO at BMUGS
The LSO at BMUGS

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The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Saturday, 9 February 2019, Katoomba

The LSO was super excited to perform at the 10th annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival. Rain, hail and shine made their way into our 30 minute set, but we prevailed with gusto! Look at these uke-tastic smiles!! For more details click here

LSO Xmas Party 2018
LSO Xmas Party 2018

LSO Xmas Party 2018
LSO Xmas Party 2018

LSO Xmas Party 2018
LSO Xmas Party 2018

LSO Xmas Party 2018
LSO Xmas Party 2018

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The LSO Christmas Movie & Musicals Concert/Party - 18 December 2018

OMGoodness! Another dress up party to mark the end of another fabulous year of ukeing! Well done to the organisers of our Movies & Musicals theme for all the amazing decorations (including a red carpet!) and the fun and fabulous games! Awesome!

The LSO
The LSO

LSO in concert with the NBO
LSO in concert with the NBO

LSO in concert with the NBO
LSO in concert with the NBO

The LSO
The LSO

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In Concert with the Northern Beaches Orchestra - Saturday, 24 November 2018, Narrabeen Sports High School

We had a wonderful afternoon of musical delights with the Northern Beaches Orchestra at our end of year extravaganza! The talented musicians of the LSO played music that made the audience sing, tap their feet, and lift the spirits!

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LSO rocks The Newkulele Festival
LSO rocks The Newkulele Festival

Newcastle Concert Hall Stage
Newcastle Concert Hall Stage

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The Newkulele Festival - Saturday, 20 October 2018, Newcastle City Hall

Our inaugural performance at this world-class event was AWESOME! Performing on the beautiful Concert Hall Stage, the LSO presented a wonderful set of their latest music to a fantastic audience! Thanks Newcastle! :)

The LSO
The LSO

LSO Blue Mountains Uke Festival
LSO Blue Mountains Uke Festival

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

The LSO
The LSO

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The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Saturday, 10 February 2018, Katoomba

For our fourth year in a row, the Lightly Strung Orchestra was among thousands of performers at the Carrington Hotel Marquee stage in Katoomba for this annual uke fest!  The LSO blitzed the stage and had a ball! 

LSO Xmas Party 2017
LSO Xmas Party 2017

LSO Xmas Party 2017
LSO Xmas Party 2017

LSO Xmas Party 2017
LSO Xmas Party 2017

LSO Xmas Party 2017
LSO Xmas Party 2017

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The LSO 50's Christmas Concert/Party - 16 December 2017

How much do members of the LSO love to dress up! A "lot" is an understatement! Thanks so much for the fab Planning Committee for making our annual event a fun and fabulous affair!

LSO and NBO Pachebel Canon
LSO and NBO Pachebel Canon

Looking fabbo!
Looking fabbo!

LSO & NBO in Concert
LSO & NBO in Concert

LSO and NBO Pachebel Canon
LSO and NBO Pachebel Canon

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In Concert with the Northern Beaches Orchestra - Saturday, 25 November 2017, RSL Anzac Village

The Lightly Strung Orchestra and the Northern Beaches Orchestra gave a smashing performance at their end-of-year spectacular! The NBO's performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake was incredible and the LSO's set was full of fun, frivolity and confetti! What an awesome event! No doubt the outfits had a lot to do with it! :)

LSO 2017
LSO 2017

Irene, Janine, David, Shirley
Irene, Janine, David, Shirley

Janet
Janet

LSO 2017
LSO 2017

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Swooners & Crooners Concert - Thursday, 15 June 2017, RSL Anzac Village

The LSO gave a cracking performance full of fantastic sing-a-longs at their Swooners and Crooners Concert for the Village's Winter Festival! Photos courtesy of Glenn Nicholls of Frozen Moments Photography.

LSO
LSO

LSO ready!
LSO ready!

Northside NUTS
Northside NUTS

LSO
LSO

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The Sydney Ukulele Spectacular - Sunday, 5 March 2017, Westfield Warringah Mall

After the very successful combined ukulele events of 2016 at Mall Music Macquarie Centre and Sunburst Music Coogee, Mall Music and Ukulele Down Under hosted an even bigger event for Ukulele Clubs and groups in and around Sydney and beyond. The event ran from 10am to 4pm and the Lightly Strung Orchestra was amongst the many performances. Well done gang!

The LSO at BMUGS
The LSO at BMUGS

The LSO at the Blue Mts Uke Fest
The LSO at the Blue Mts Uke Fest

Blue Mts Uke Festival Flyer
Blue Mts Uke Festival Flyer

The LSO at BMUGS
The LSO at BMUGS

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The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Saturday, 11 February 2017, Katoomba

Rocking the Carrington Hotel Marquee stage for the third time, the LSO cooked in the heat whilst giving the audience a real treat with some fantastic music for the uke festival.

LSO Christmas Party 2016
LSO Christmas Party 2016

LSO Christmas Party 2016
LSO Christmas Party 2016

LSO Christmas Party 2016
LSO Christmas Party 2016

LSO Christmas Party 2016
LSO Christmas Party 2016

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LSO Christmas Concert - Saturday, 26 November 2016, RSL Anzac Village

After a massive concert with the NBO we poured all our exhaustion into an after party/concert of sorts with a well deserved congratulatory pat on the back! Thanks to everyone in the LSO for another fabulous year of music making :)

The LSO
The LSO

The LSO & NBO
The LSO & NBO

The LSO & NBO In Concert
The LSO & NBO In Concert

The LSO
The LSO

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In Concert with the Northern Beaches Orchestra - Saturday, 26 November 2016, RSL Anzac Village

The LSO enjoyed another sensational performance with the Northern Beaches Orchestra at the Montgomery Theatre, RSL Anzac Village at their end-of-year spectacular! From Brahams to Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald to George Ezra, Donizetti to Yazoo, our singers gave stunning performances! Well done everyone. :)

LSO
LSO

LSO at the Rock For Heroes Benefit
LSO at the Rock For Heroes Benefit

Rock for Heroes Benefit Day
Rock for Heroes Benefit Day

LSO
LSO

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Rock for Heroes 2016 Benefit Day - Saturday, 5 November 2016, Narrabeen RSL Club

The LSO donated their time to help raise awareness for young homeless veterans and much needed funds for Homes for Heroes. All proceeds raised goes towards the wonderful work they do changing the lives of our young vets returning from conflicts who find themselves genuinely homeless.  The event raised $7,491.

LSO _ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xma
LSO _ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xma

LSO @ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xma
LSO @ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xma

LSO @ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xmas
LSO @ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xmas

LSO _ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xma
LSO _ RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xma

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RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club Xmas in July Party - 13 July 2016, Lone Pine Room

Led by the charismatic Col Crawford, President of the RSL Anzac Village Bowling Club, a small group of LSO ukesters hammed it up big time for the Xmas in July Concert! SO MUCH FUN!

The LSO & John Chandler
The LSO & John Chandler

The LSO in concert
The LSO in concert

at the RSL Anzac Village with John Chandler

The LSO
The LSO

The LSO & John Chandler
The LSO & John Chandler

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The LSO Winter Concert at the War Vets - Thursday, 30 June 2016, RSL Anzac Village

The LSO had a hoot performing their free brunchtime concert at the "Dugout" in the Gallipoli Building at the RSL Anzac Village. Led by John Chandler and with everyone in full voice, we certainly rocked the crowd till lunchtime. Lots of fun had by all, especially the members of the orchestra!

The LSO
The LSO

Our wonderful LSO percussionist!
Our wonderful LSO percussionist!

The LSO ready to rock!
The LSO ready to rock!

The LSO
The LSO

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - Thursday, 26 May 2016, RSL Anzac Village

The Lightly Strung Orchestra entertained the audience with plenty of sing-a-long gems at the RSL Anzac Village's own Mad Hatter Tea Party! The Montgomery Theatre was full of crazy hats and crazy folks! :)

The LSO at BMUGS
The LSO at BMUGS

The LSO
The LSO

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

The LSO at BMUGS
The LSO at BMUGS

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The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Saturday, 13 February 2016, Katoomba

The LSO was among hundreds of performers at the Carrington Hotel Marquee stage in Katoomba. It was non-stop uke action all weekend and LSO-sters were in amongst it! Thank you so much to the fantastic support we received from lots of Northern Beaches ukesters who travelled all the way to the Blue Mountains just to see us perform... it was very much appreciated! 

Pre-gig readiness
Pre-gig readiness

Big crowd!
Big crowd!

The War Vets Singers!
The War Vets Singers!

Pre-gig readiness
Pre-gig readiness

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The RSL Anzac Village Christmas Concert - Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The War Vets annual Christmas Carols event was an epic 2 hour event involving local school choirs (Wheeler Heights Public School), the Veterans Voices and many more. The LSO brought the festivities to an end with the grand finale song bringing Santa to visit the crowd in an army jeep. Merry Christmas from the LSO!

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IMG_0301 - Copy

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IMG_0292

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The LSO Christmas Concert/Party - 29 November 2015

What a crazy crew of joyful ukesters the LSO is! What fun we had guessing who was who from our baby photos and listening to each other perform as we like to do! Thanks gang for another year of making music together :)

LSO & NBO Concert
LSO & NBO Concert

LSO & NBO Concert
LSO & NBO Concert

The LSO performs with the NBO
The LSO performs with the NBO

LSO & NBO Concert
LSO & NBO Concert

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In Concert with the Northern Beaches Orchestra - Saturday, 28 November 2015

The LSO gave a mighty BIG performance with the Northern Beaches Orchestra again at the Montgomery Theatre, RSL Anzac Village. A world first! Combining an Ukulele Orchestra with a symphonic orchestra to perform Ravel's Bolero! Thank you to a fabulous audience! 

LSO Central Coast Uke Festival
LSO Central Coast Uke Festival

LSO Central Coast Uke Festival
LSO Central Coast Uke Festival

Central Coast Ukulele Festival
Central Coast Ukulele Festival

The LSO performs at the 4th Annual Central Coast Ukulele Festival at the Entrance.

LSO Central Coast Uke Festival
LSO Central Coast Uke Festival

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The Central Coast Ukulele Festival - Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Lightly Strung Orchestra  put on a sensational performance at the 4th Annual Ukulele Festival on the Central Coast. Due to terrible weather, the event was moved indoors to The Diggers Club at the Entrance, and it was lovely to be welcomed by such a lovely audience. Well done to all the wonderful talent that performed at this event.

The LSO in concert... :)
The LSO in concert... :)

Ready to rock the crowd at the Arena Cove Stage, Westfield, Warringah Mall

The LSO in concert... :)
The LSO in concert... :)

The LSO in concert... :)
The LSO in concert... :)

Wowing the crowd at the Arena Cove Stage, Westfield, Warringah Mall

The LSO in concert... :)
The LSO in concert... :)

Ready to rock the crowd at the Arena Cove Stage, Westfield, Warringah Mall

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Centre Stage, Warringah Mall Concert - Saturday, 12 September 2015

The LSO gave a cracking performance on the Centre Stage, Arena Cove, at Westfield Warringah Mall. Featuring singer Byron Tart and our own wonderful talent, the gig rocked the food court and was "one of the best ever" according to the Mall Music sound crew.

LSO
LSO

The Lightly Strung Orchestra
The Lightly Strung Orchestra

The boys are ready to sing!

The Lightly Strung Orchestra
The Lightly Strung Orchestra

The Lightly Strung Orchestra costumers are sensational

LSO
LSO

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RSL Anzac Village African Festival - Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Lightly Strung Orchestra provided wonderful entertainment to a full house at the Montgomery Theatre, RSL Anzac Village, Narrabeen. Performing alongside African Beat drummers and dancers and the War Vets Lion Dancers, our very own percussionist Ben provided the encore performance. Well done everyone!

LSO
LSO

The Lightly Strung Orchestra
The Lightly Strung Orchestra

The Lightly Strung Orchestra
The Lightly Strung Orchestra

LSO
LSO

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Northern Beaches Community Music Concert - Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Lightly Strung Orchestra and Northern Beaches Orchestra provided an absolutely SENSATIONAL afternoon of wonderful music making at the Montgomery Theatre, Narrabeen. From Byron Tart wowing the crowd with Heartbreak Hotel to the NBO performing Bizet's Carmen Suite it was a genre delight!

LSO 3
LSO 3

LSO 2
LSO 2

Blue MUGS 2015
Blue MUGS 2015

LSO and NBUGS will be performing on Valentine's Day at the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 2015

LSO 3
LSO 3

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The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival - Saturday, 14 February 2015

The LSO (combined with the Northern BUGs) performed at the BIGGEST ukulele festival on the planet on Valentine's Day. What a sensational performance from all involved. The crowd had an awesome time singing with the group. Congratulations champions!

The LSO
The LSO

Our UKE-tastic Christmas Concert!
Our UKE-tastic Christmas Concert!

The Lightly Strung Orchestra and Northern Beaches Ukulele Gang perform together in concert at the RSL Anzac Village. Sensational effort gang!

The LSO & NBUGS Xmas Concert
The LSO & NBUGS Xmas Concert

The LSO
The LSO

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The LSO & NBUGS Christmas Concert - Sunday, 14 December 2014

Streamers, bells, and shakers and lots of hearty singing were had by all at our free Christmas concert! The LSO and LSO-in-the-making-Northern BUGs performed together in concert to bring our audience a delicious variety of songs that got their feet tapping and soul rocking! :)

NBUGS
NBUGS

NBUGS in concert
NBUGS in concert

NBUGS in concert
NBUGS in concert

NBUGS
NBUGS

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The Northern BUGS Christmas Concert - Thursday, 11 December 2014

A cast of many joined us at our “UKE-TASTIC” Christmas Concert at the Gallipoli Building, RSL Anzac Village, Narrabeen. The Northern Beaches Ukulele Gang (featuring residents from the RSL Anzac Village) performed songs from the silly season and many more to delight the spirit of all who attended.

NBUGS
NBUGS

NBUGS Spring Concert Sept 2014

NBUGS
NBUGS

NBUGS Spring Concert Sept 2014

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The Northern BUGS Spring Concert - Thursday, 18 September 2014

Another sensational performance at the RSL Anzac Village, NBUGS now 22 strong perform for almost 90 minutes to a very appreciative audience! Almost everyone got up front to perform a solo - what a fantastic expression of life! 

LSO & NBUGS Concert
LSO & NBUGS Concert

LSO & NBUGS Concert
LSO & NBUGS Concert

LSO & NBUGS Concert
LSO & NBUGS Concert

LSO & NBUGS Concert
LSO & NBUGS Concert

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The Northern Beaches Community Music Concert - Saturday, 13 September 2014

The LSO and Northern BUGS performed alongside two other amazing groups at this wonderful celebration of community music making across the Northern Beaches. As the opening act, we set the stage alight with joy and song, followed by the beautiful acapella Owls & Pussycats Choir and  finished off with the very professional Northern Beaches Orchestra. Congratulations to all involved and those who were performing for the very first time.

LSO & NBUGS in concert
LSO & NBUGS in concert

LSO & NBUGS in concert
LSO & NBUGS in concert

LSO & NBUGS in concert
LSO & NBUGS in concert

NBUGS performing at Warringah Mall

LSO & NBUGS in concert
LSO & NBUGS in concert

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The Daniel Ho Concert - Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The LSO and Northern BUGs performed at the Warringah Mall Dolphin Court stage as the support act for the visiting Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho. Both groups did a SPLENDID job with many performing in public for the very first time! Such a wonderful concert. Very proud indeed!

NBUGS
NBUGS

WebUke95
WebUke95

NBUGS Gallipoli Concert May 2014
NBUGS Gallipoli Concert May 2014

Getting ready for another song...

NBUGS
NBUGS

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The Northern BUGS Winter Concert - Thursday, 26 June 2014

Doubling in size... and counting... the Northern BUGs (or LSO-in-training) rocked everyone's socks off with their style, energy and enthusiasm! Performing at the new Gallipoli Building at the RSL Anzac Village, we played everyone's favourite singalongs, and there were plenty of smiles all round... Well done everyone!

NBUGS Xmas Concert
NBUGS Xmas Concert

NBUGS Xmas Concert
NBUGS Xmas Concert

NBUGS Xmas Concert
NBUGS Xmas Concert

Taking a well earned bow!

NBUGS Xmas Concert
NBUGS Xmas Concert

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The Northern Beaches Ukulele Gang Christmas Concert - Thursday, 12 December 2013

After playing the ukulele for just 3 months, residents of the RSL Anzac Village formed the Northern Beaches Ukulele Gang ("NBUGs") and wowed a 100 strong audience at the Gallipoli Building with a very colourful and celebratory Christmas Concert! Well done folks!

LSO Xmas Party 2013
LSO Xmas Party 2013

LSO Xmas Party 2013
LSO Xmas Party 2013

LSO Xmas Party 2013
LSO Xmas Party 2013

LSO Xmas Party 2013
LSO Xmas Party 2013

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The Lightly Strung Orchestra Christmas Concert/Party - 15 December 2013

Celebrating our first year as the LSO, the gang got together to play ukuleles, play djembes and percussion instruments in a drum circle and sing, perform and enjoy making music! Such fun!