Thank you for taking a seat

Take a Seat - Donor thank you event

At the ‘Take a Seat’ celebration, University of Adelaide Chancellor and alumna, The Hon Cathy Branson AC KC recalled in her speech, “There was talk, serious talk, about knocking it down to build something new and modern – something “more fit for purpose. This provoked quite a fiery debate, and protests, and thankfully those on the side of history won, and the Hall was saved from the wrecking ball.  Soon after, in 1978, Elder Hall was completely refurbished, polished, and prepared for the next generation. Now, with our thanks to those gathered here tonight, it has been our generation’s turn to act, 45 years on.”

More than 170 guests enjoyed the celebration that included a beautiful musical program curated by Elder Conservatorium alumna and Director, Professor Anna Goldsworthy.

The program featured pianists Lucinda Collins and Konstantin Shamray performing Rachmaninoff Barcarolle from 6 Morceaux op 11 and Shostakovich: Nocturne from Suite op 6 for two pianos. Schubert’s Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings, D. 667, Trout (Allegro vivace and Theme and variations) made up the second half of the program and was performed by: Elizabeth Layton (violin); Stephen King (viola), Simon Cobcroft (cello); Robert Nairne (double bass) and Anna Goldsworthy (piano).

After the concert there was the opportunity for donors to be photographed with their plaque and enjoy drinks and canapes in Bonython Hall.

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