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Young musicians in tune with the best in the state

IN TUNE: The James Nash concert band will take the stage alongside musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at the Mayoress Concert in the Gympie Civic Centre on Friday night.
IN TUNE: The James Nash concert band will take the stage alongside musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at the Mayoress Concert in the Gympie Civic Centre on Friday night.

GYMPIE will hear some of the best local and Australian musicians on Friday, October 21.

The Conservatorium of Music is bringing its most accomplished young performers to the Gympie Civic Centre for the Mayoress Concert which gets under way at 7.30pm.

The evening will open with foyer entertainment by the Young Conservatorium Jazz Ensemble which regularly performs in Brisbane's Queen St Mall and across the city.

The main concert will then feature the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, conducted by former Gympie woman Stefanie Smith, followed by the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra conduted by Miss Smith and Gwyn Roberts.

Both groups will perform classical and contemporary music that is sure to impress.

IN FINE VOICE: James Nash State High vocalists who will perform at Friday's Mayoress Concert (back from left) Emily Smith, Kelly Knowles, Peta Kishawi, Alison Jensen, Ezra White, Hayden Capell, Aberdeen Scott-Collins, Naomi Kassulke, Mary-Helen Buchan, (front) Charlotte Wight, Katia Smith, Ms Naomi Thurlow, Jonas White and Hadassah Covert.
IN FINE VOICE: James Nash State High vocalists who will perform at Friday's Mayoress Concert (back from left) Emily Smith, Kelly Knowles, Peta Kishawi, Alison Jensen, Ezra White, Hayden Capell, Aberdeen Scott-Collins, Naomi Kassulke, Mary-Helen Buchan, (front) Charlotte Wight, Katia Smith, Ms Naomi Thurlow, Jonas White and Hadassah Covert.

A highlight of the night will be musicians and vocalists from James Nash High School joining the Conservatorium students on stage.

The players will spend the afternoon together before the concert and will put on a show that will be well worth attending.

James Nash principal Darrin Edwards said he was excited by the opportunity for his students to once again join the students from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music for this year's concert.

"This sort of opportunity shows our students where commitment to music can take them,” Mr Edwards said. "What an opportunity for the town to see great music as part of this year's Rush Festival.

"I hope we can have a sold-out concert to demonstrate to those in charge at the Conservatorium of Music that this trip to Gympie should continue for years to come.”

Mr Edwards encourages all music lovers to get behind the concert because 'it is our local musicians who will gain most from this experience'.

Tickets are $15 with children under five free.

Inquiries or bookings at rushfestival.com.au or phone Angela Dunkley at Gympie Regional Council on 5481 0668.

Topics:  conservatorium of music james nash state high school whatson

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