Jimbour takes great pleasure from its support of the Dalby Regional Arts Council, a not-for-profit community based organisation aiming to ensure that those living in our region have access to first class music, entertainment, theatrical performances and exhibitions.
With the help of Arts Link Queensland it offers the thrilling, heart-soaring experience that can best be experienced as an audience member of a live performance or exhibition.
Starting in 1976, concerts organized by the Dalby Arts Council have been held both within the House itself on a twice-yearly basis and, more recently, a Jazz in the Hangar event has joined the repertoire.
Leading artists including pianists Piers Lane and Antony Peebles, groups such as Spiros Rantos and Brachi Tilles , and Viva La Musica are among the artists who have performed at these events.
The August 2004 Concert by Viva La Musica attracted encores at both performances. The Artists on this occasion comprised Eugenie Costello, Timothy Munro, Suzie Gregory and Elizabeth Green. Timothy is a great-great-grandson of Sir Joshua Peter Bell.
More recent events have included The Duelling Divas and the Dalby Choral Festival featuring Queensland Show Choir led by Craig Allister Young.
On August 23rd 2014 Regional Arts Council Dalby proudly presented internationally renowned concert pianist Antony Peebles in an intimate Jimbour concert featuring pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert and Brahms.
Antony Peebles studied at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, from which he was awarded a MusB degree. After leaving university, Peebles studied the piano with various tutors including Peter Katin, Yvonne Lefébure and Jeremy Siepmann. He received a number of scholarships during this time.
Peebles’ big break came in 1971, when he was awarded the BBC Piano Competition. He played Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel, receiving universal acclaim from the jury, including renowned pianist Vlado Perlemuter, who commented that he’d never heard the piece interpreted better. Peebles also won the French Claude Debussy competition in 1972.
Following these successes, Peebles became a regular concert pianist, both as a performer of concertos with major orchestras in the United Kingdom and, famously, by touring the world playing the piano – sometimes alone, and sometimes with violinist John Georgiadis, with whom he formed the Georgiadis/Peebles Duo. Peebles has now performed in 131 countries. Peebles has recorded five CDs of piano music, all with Meridian Records.