RICHARD GILL, Australian conductor, teacher and tireless advocate for music education (particularly for children), died on Sunday, 28 October 2018 at the age of 76, just a week before his 77th birthday. We are sad. Longtime colleague and friend Paul Goodchild, associate principal trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, organised a musical flash mob to play Gill’s favourite piece of music, ‘The Dambuster’s March’ (from the film of the same name), as a tribute outside his home during the last hours of his life. Paul expected about 20 musos to turn up, but in the end about 70 arrived, including a police band. Goodchild told ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ that Richard was one of a kind who always remembered the name of everyone he met, including people he taught at school 40 years ago. We will miss him. (Photo montage by L.J. May)
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