THRILLING everyone from local music enthusiasts to school children, the group of ensemble students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music who visited Bombala last week certainly impressed their audience.
Once again acclaimed pianist and tutor, David Miller OAM accompanied the group as they visited the local area as part of their southern region Conquest tour, which included both public concerts and school visits.
In Bombala’s case, a wonderful concert was enjoyed at the St Joseph’s School last Thursday night, where an enthusiastic crowd of 45 people filled the room to enjoy the high quality performance of the students.
This year the ensemble included a brilliant soprano, Amy Corkery, and the talented Zac Anderson on trumpet, Jonathan Baker also on trumpet, Joshua Davies on horn, Miles Diment-Smith on trombone and Joshua Jaworski on the tuba.
All were extremely highly praised by the audience, with the impressive repertoire of classical music and opera being greedily lapped up by local ears that rarely get to enjoy such a concert in Bombala.
Mr Miller and the students also visited our local schools to share their expertise.
Very fortunate youngsters of both the high school and primary schools clearly enjoyed the hands-on session offered at the Bombala Public School on the Thursday, while the Delegate students enjoyed a concert of their very own on Friday.
The schools have of course been very supportive of the tour, with the high school even hosting an afternoon tea for the visitors, while the Bombala Council also lent its assistance with the visit.
And what a pleasure it was to have the Conquest ensemble in the area, not only delighting the community with their brilliant performance, but also enriching the musical knowledge of our students, and sharing time and experiences amongst the local families they stayed with.