Richard Gill's Birthday Bash

City Recital Hall

Richard Gill's Birthday Bash

Performance Dates & Times

Mon 5 Nov 6.30pm
Allocation Exhausted - Check back later for updates
City Recital Hall

Join us for a special birthday celebration for the incomparable Richard Gill!

This beloved conductor and music education advocate has touched the hearts of thousands of musicians and music lovers across the country. What better way to celebrate Richard than to give him a birthday bash concert filled with the music he loves?

Richard’s energetic and unrelenting work in developing young musicians and creating opportunities for them is recognised worldwide. As Nicole van Bruggen – co-founder of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, along with Rachael Beesley and Richard – quite rightly says: “The thing that sticks in people’s minds about Richard is that he has a view, he is passionate about this view, and he wants to convince you of it. He loves what he does and wants everyone to be with him.”

 Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Choir, Young Mannheim Symphonists, The Arts Unit (NSW) and more to be announced are proudly taking to the City Recital Hall stage to perform in this celebratory concert with journalist and author Leigh Sales as the MC. Due to Richard’s current poor health, he will not be able to attend in person, but the evening’s events will be streamed live to him at home in Sydney.

Come along to celebrate and cheer Richard, and make this a birthday bash to remember.

Program to include

Sydney Brass
Gabrieli
Sonata a 22

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581: I. Allegro & II. Larghetto

Sydney Chamber Choir
Edwards Ab estatis foribus 
MacMillan Data est mihi 

Young Mannheim Symphonists, presented by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21: Adagio molto – Allegro con brio

Tigramuna a short set combining their unique sound of Latin American music with jazz

Combined Choirs
Orff O Fortuna 

Artists to include 

Paul Goodchild director, Sydney Brass
Nicole van Bruggen basset clarinet, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Rachael Beesley violin, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Anna McMichael violin, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Simon Oswell viola, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Daniel Yeadon violoncello,  Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Sam Allchurch director of Sydney Chamber Choir
Carlos Villanueva director, Tigramuna 

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including interval

Richard Gill's Birthday Concert Guest Book

If you would like to leave a personal message for Richard, you can do so by clicking here

This event is proudly presented by:
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Australian Youth Orchestra and the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program
City Recital Hall
Sydney Brass
Sydney Chamber Choir

Special thanks to:
Karen Carey
Natalie Shea
Carly Hush 
Sam Allchurch 
Leigh Sales

Ticket Info

General Admission $15

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Photo credit: Nick Gilbert

Details for this event were correct at time of publication 

Performance Dates & Times

Mon 5 Nov 6.30pm
Allocation Exhausted - Check back later for updates
City Recital Hall