Richard Gill (conductor)

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Richard Gill: The Value of Music Education, TEDxSydney, 2011

Richard James Gill (4 November 1941 – 28 October 2018) was an Australian conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic works. He was known as a music educator and for his activism for music education of children. He was born in Sydney. He was awarded Order of Australia Medal in 1994.[1]

In 1969, he was the founding conductor of the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra in Sydney.[2] He continued as conductor in 1973–74 and returned in 1979 to conduct the orchestra's 10th anniversary concert.

In 2014, he was made musical director of the Sydney Chamber Choir. He composed the music for Brisbane Girls Grammar School school song, "Nil sine labore".[3]

Gill died in Sydney on 28 October 2018 from colorectal and peritoneal cancer at the age of 76.[4]

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  1. Gill, Richard James – Medal of the Order of Australia, It's an Honour website, Australian Government
  2. Strathfield Symphony – About
  3. "School Song", Gazette, Spring 2010, p. 43
  4. Galvin, Nick (2018-10-28). "Australian conductor Richard Gill dies at 76". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-10-28.