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24 07, 2017

Thousands left enchanted by beautiful Opera at Jimbour

2017-07-24T10:33:54+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

THOUSANDS of opera lovers sat under clear skies to enjoy this year’s Opera at Jimbour at the weekend.

The Queensland Music Festival and Opera Queensland again partnered to put on the opera which this year was a semi-staged concert version of Franz Lehar’s famouse The Merry Widow.

“It all went really, really well,” senior project manager Jean Smith said of the outdoor opera in the amphitheatre on the picturesque grounds of the heritage-listed Jimbour House on the Western Downs.

Directed by OperaQ’s Jason Barry-Smith, the opera featured popular tenor David Hobson, soprano Emily Burke with Hayley Sugars and Virgilio Marino.

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23 06, 2017

‘The Second’ films on Western Downs, Jimbour House

2017-06-23T08:01:15+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

‘The Second’: Stan announces first original film with Screen Queensland.

THE SECOND has begun production in south east Queensland this week, and is the first feature film to be developed through a partnership between Stan and Screen Queensland. Due to premiere in cinemas and Stan in 2018, it’s marked as as the first of the Queensland Originals to go into production.

The psychological thriller will film in Western Downs region including at Dalby’s Jimbour House, Jandowae, Lake Broadwater, and in Brisbane.

Starring Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior, THE SECOND is about two female friends whose lives entwine in the pages of an elusive second novel.

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10 06, 2017

Opera at Jimbour – free bus service

2017-06-10T10:24:34+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

Book below to secure FREE Bus Service to and from the Opera at Jimbour 2017 event on 22nd July.

FREE transport to this unique FREE event where good food, wine and beautiful music combine.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

– Bus 1 departs Thomas Jack Park, Dalby for Jimbour Station Ampitheatre at 10am

– Bus 2 departs Thomas Jack Park, Dalby for Jimbour Station Ampitheatre at 12 noon

– Buses 1 & 2 depart Jimbour Station Ampitheatre for Thomas Jack Park, Dalby at 4.30pm

* Please note: Bookings are for a return trip and subject to availability

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3 04, 2017

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea | Jimbour House

2017-04-03T10:21:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|

21st May 2017 | Hosted by Dalby Cancer Council | Qld Branch

The Cancer Council is calling on foodies and fundraisers to register for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in a bid to raise $2.8 million for cancer research and support in Queensland.

Morning Tea available for $10, market stalls, entertainment from South & Central State Schools bands, plus others, Fashion Parade.

Cake stall, & delightful gardens to sit in & enjoy all this | BBQ available for lunch.

10 AM – 2 PM | Jimbour House

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27 03, 2017

Beautiful sounds fill Jimbour House

2017-03-27T09:09:29+00:00 March 27th, 2017|

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.

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9 02, 2017

Melissa Forbes accompanied by Alison Riethmuller at Jimbour

2017-05-19T07:05:37+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

19 March 2017

Dr Melissa Forbes is an esteemed vocalist, songwriter and music educator, returning to perform at Jimbour House following her highly successful ‘Duelling Diva’s’ performance alongside pianist Alison Riethmuller in 2012.

Melissa’s voice moves seamlessly between jazz, rnb, soul and blues, and she interprets music theatre and popular standards in her own inimitable style. Alison’s skills as a pianist and accompanist are always evident through her original arrangements and empathy with any musician. Together, Melissa and Alison have performed throughout Australia and internationally, with highlights including The Brisbane Jazz Festival, Women in Voice, Brisbane Jazz Club, The Orient Express, numerous Artsworx concerts and throughout Asia and Europe.

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7 02, 2017

Community dazzles at cocktail fundraiser

2017-02-07T09:25:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

OVARIAN cancer is not often spoken about, but members of the Dalby community are working to change that through Cocktails for a Cure.

On Saturday evening, more than 350 people flocked to Jimbour House for the second annual event, enjoying cocktails, canapes, a multi-draw raffle, auction, live music and entertainment from the master of ceremonies, Channel 7 presenter Chris Parsons.

Dr John Hooper, Associate Professor from Mater Research, was special guest speaker for a Q&A segment.

 Event organiser Edwina McVeigh said she was overwhelmed by the support.
19 12, 2016

Cocktails for a Cure 2017

2017-05-19T07:05:37+00:00 December 19th, 2016|

4th February 2017

Join us for Cocktails for a Cure on Saturday 4 February 2017 at 6pm until 12.30am at Jimbour House.

The night will include Canapes, Auction, Complimentary Happy Hour (6-7pm Beer & Wine), Cash Bar, Raffles, Live Music.

All money raised is donated to Ovarian Cancer Research at the Mater Foundation.

$90 per person | this is an 18+ event.

Bus transportation is also available for $15 each return. Pick up and drop off point is Thomas Jack Park, Pratten Street Dalby. 5.45pm depart & return 11.30pm & 12.30am. Please note the bus tickets are non-refundable.

Visit FaceBook page for event updates

Contact Details: | Edwina | 0408 015 215 | cocktailsforacure@hotmail.com
16 11, 2016

Opera at Jimbour returns in 2017

2017-07-26T04:55:24+00:00 November 16th, 2016|

22 July, 2017

Queensland Music Festival partners with Opera Queensland for this festival favourite, Opera at Jimbour.

Now one of Queensland’s truly iconic musical performances, Opera at Jimbour attracts audiences in their thousands to the fantastic location of Jimbour Station. Where else can you picnic with a magnificent sandstone mansion in the background, listening to opera!

In 2017, Opera at Jimbour will be a semi-staged presentation of Franz Lehár’s bubbly operetta The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe) featuring the irrepressible Emily Burke in the title role, and Australia’s favourite leading man David Hobson as Count Danilo.

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