Latest News

16 11, 2016

Opera at Jimbour returns in 2017

2017-05-19T07:05:37+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.

>> view more

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

>> view more

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.

>> view more

 

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.

>> view more

>> tickets

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 08, 2016

Jimbour House presents Camerata’s Greatest String Hits

2016-08-18T13:47:37+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

26th August 2016

Queensland’s chamber orchestra, Camerata of St John’s, promises an exceptional evening out for regional Queenslanders across the South-West region.

The tour will be visiting the Dalby/Jimbour area bringing a spectacular concert performance at Jimbour House.

6.15pm – Pre-concert talk | 7pm – Concert

For bookings please phone 0402 919 506 or email admin@russellpastoral.com.au

>> view more

2 07, 2016

Behind Jimbour House and a Roadside Picnic

2016-07-02T08:40:33+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|

Rambling Tart Blog

Entering the gates of Jimbour House is like stepping into the setting for a fairy tale.

Gone are the sun-baked fields and humble farmhouses of rural Queensland. Instead, my friend Sue and I found ourselves in a oasis of beauty and peace, where birds sang and warm wind blew through the tree tops.

Last time I showed you the front of Jimbour House and the wonderful kitchen garden. Today we’re ducking around the side of the house to explore the back.

>> view more

 

2 07, 2016

Dalby’s Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival

2016-07-02T08:21:24+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|

20-21st August 2016

Celebrating Multiculturalism and Inclusivity

Dalby’s Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival is Dalby’s signature festival taking place each August.

It is a one and a half day event featuring multicultural food and all-day live entertainment ending with a spectacular lantern parade along the banks of the beautiful Myall Creek.

>> view more