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Beautiful sounds fill Jimbour House

MUSIC MAKERS: Guest performer Vivien Forbes with Alison Riethmuller, Melissa Forbes and guest performer Jess Berwick.
MUSIC MAKERS: Guest performer Vivien Forbes with Alison Riethmuller, Melissa Forbes and guest performer Jess Berwick. Contributed

ELEGANCE, harmonies and history were in the air on Sunday afternoon when contemporary musician Melissa Forbes performed at heritage-listed Jimbour House for a Regional Arts Council of Dalby concert.

Ms Forbes, who is a lecturer in contemporary music at the University of Southern Queensland, performed alongside her accompanist Alison Riethmuller and Dalby vocalist Jess Berwick, and even had her 10-year-old daughter Vivien Forbes perform on the viola.

She was pleased with how the event went, especially performing in the historic Jimbour House.

"Knowing that what we did was a bit different to what a lot of people were used to, it was really exciting when the different style was well-received,” Ms Forbes said.

"I like the fact that (with jazz and blues) you can be really creative in the moment and you're never quite sure what's going to happen. Risk taking is involved and it's always really exciting when that risk pays off.

"Alison and I were the main performers and we also invited Jess Berwick, who is a Dalby local and she's a wonderful singer.

"And playing in Jimbour House was such a privilege - it's just such an amazing venue to be inside of,” she said.

Arts Council committee member Helen Gleeson said the concert featured everything from jazz standards and '60s motown and pop right through to contemporary songs.

"I thought it went really well and the younger folk who don't normally come along to these events seemed to really enjoy it,” Ms Gleeson said.

"They performed a very contemporary repertoire. It was quite different to what we have had in the past Arts Council events and it appealed to a different crowd of people, which was nice.

"Melissa and Alison have worked closely for a number of years and they played beautifully together. It was just such a professional performance,” she said.

The next event for the Regional Arts Council Dalby will be on Sunday, June 4, at Meadowbank Gardens in Bowenville.

"Since it's an outdoor event at this new venue, we're really hoping to draw in families, who could have a picnic on the grass,” Ms Gleeson said.

Tickets will be available from FSD Pharmacy in May.

Topics:  arts council dalby jimbour house melissa forbes


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