If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it…
Richard Gill AO, the greatly loved conductor, music educator and passionate advocate passed away on Sunday.
The Joan, and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts, is deeply saddened by this huge loss, and remember fondly his most recent Penrith appearance in 2016, performing with the Sydney Chamber Choir to a concert hall packed to the rafters with adoring fans.
Richard leaves a great legacy, for which we are truly thankful. We will miss him very much, as will the wider music and education communities – but we will keep on making, loving, learning and sharing music.
Our thoughts go out to his family and many friends.
(photo: Keith Saunders)