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A Man of Influence—11 April 2010

A Man of Influence: A tribute to Edmund Beilharz OAM

Conducted by Michael Bottomley

Our revered musical director of 12 years, Edmund Beilharz OAM, passed away in June 2009. Born into a community of German settlers in Palestine, Edmund and his family were transported to Australia and interned here during World War 2. From that time, throughout his life, wherever he was, Edmund tirelessly created music in his community. In Bendigo, as a school teacher, community member and, for us, as our musical director, he made an enormous contribution. We miss him a lot.


  • Bendigo Chamber Choir
  • Bendigo Chamber Orchestra
  • Former music students and colleagues
  • Bendigo High School Madrigal Group

When and Where

Sunday 11 April 2010, 2:00 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.


  • G P da Palestrina (~1525–1594) Sicut cervus
  • J S Bach (1685–1750) Dona nobis pacem (Mass in B minor) (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Let thy Hand be Strengthened (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • F Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Weihnachten
  • A Bruckner (1824–1896) Locus Iste
  • F Biebl (1906–2001) Ave Maria
  • Items by family members and previous students and colleagues
  • Items by the Bendigo High School Madrigal Group

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at] or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


Proceeds of the concert will help to launch the Edmund Beilharz Scholarship for promising music strudents at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Further donations from the community are very welcome.

October 9, 2011 at 1:07 am
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