Guest Speaker Dinner Meeting-speaker Stephen O’Connell via zoom

Date/Time
Date(s) - March 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

Categories


Guest Speaker Dinner Meeting for Rotarians and guests and partners are most welcome.

This will be a Zoom presentation as Stephen is unable to make it in person. we will aim to project him on the big screen to the dinner group we are aiming for 6.40pm talk. with dinner to follow.

We welcome our guest speaker Stephen O’Connell from the Rotary Club of Albury Hume. He is the current assistant governor for group 10. Stephen is currently the Director of the Murray Conservatorium in NSW.

Stephen is a well known tenor and soprano saxophonists who has a broad background and training in classical music traditions and has specialised in the fields of jazz, blues, funk, rock and pop with extensive recording and live experience. He has toured, played and recorded with many well-known artists including Ross Wilson, Phil Manning (Chain), Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Steve Arvey, Kamahl, Rolf Harris, Four Kinsmen, The Drifters, The Platters and JW Jones. Stephen had a long involvement with the highly regraded Sydney based blues band “The Bellhops” playing with them since 1990 and winning three Chain Awards at the Australian Blues Music Festival.

In 2008 and 2009, along with 14 visual artists, he travelled to Illara Rockhole in Central Australia in order write new works related to the unique environment he encountered there. Stephen has composed many songs and other musical works over the years and is now focussed on creating a unique canon of Australian instrumental music. Stephen is currently the Director of the Murray Conservatorium in NSW.

Albury Hume Rotary member Stephen was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Australia Day honours for services to the performing arts. Stephen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Murray Conservatorium of Music, a major provider of Music education and performance for the region. Stephen has been  regional conservatorium CEO for over 16 years. Stephen implemented the Music in the Gardens series with Albury City which attracts 12,000 audience members to six separate concerts each year … a venture in which Albury Hume Rotary is involved in the catering.

When booking please enter any dietary requirements in the comments section.
Door Team – Jeff T

Invocation – Pam T

Toast – Neil S
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