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Three Chamber Concerts 2014
by philip (31st August 15)
Three chamber concerts featuring the Champagne Flutes, Lea D'Augello,flute, Emily Shields, voice, A Schubert Piano Trio, a Trombone quartet, The Shepparton String Ensemble, Daly Wilson, saxophone, 3 pianists on the piano together (!), The Willowmavin Quintet, Felicity Oakes, voice, Chris Revell, trumpet, the Clarinet Ensemble, Renee Rankin, voice, Amanda Eagle, saxophone, Charlie Bowmaker, piano, Wade Gregory and Strings performing Wade's original composition, "Wivenhoe", and the Mozart Clarinet Quintet. Concerts were compered by Wendy Oakes and Charlotte Drinnan accompanied many of the soloists.
Wendy Oakes receives an OAM for services to the community as a musician, director and teacher.
It was with great pleasure and with a sense that no one could be better deserving of this award, that we received the news in this year's Queen's Birthday honours of Wendy Oakes' Order of Australia Medal. Wendy was initially overwhelmed and stunned that she had received such an award, but this has given way to a feeling of being greatly honoured that so many people felt she was deserving of the considerable effort it required to put in a successful nomination. She has, in the couple of weeks since receiving her award, been pleasantly surprised by all the expressions of appreciation along the lines of "It couldn't be more well-deserved".
(by Philip 14/06/15 11:23AM)
>Congratulations to Wendy for this truly deserving accolade. As a witness to many of Wendy's teaching and community efforts over the past 23 years - as a parent ( teaching two of my daughters Kate and Renée ), orchestra member and committee member of GVCO, I know that Australia's recognition of her commitment to the musical life of Goulburn Valley is fitting and official acknowledgement of her dedication above and beyond for our local community. So happy for you Wendy 😀
(by Helen 09/08/15 07:25AM)