The Sapphire Coast Music Society is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to showcasing classical music of outstanding quality to members and supporters living in and around the beautiful Bega Valley. The society presents a number of concerts during the year featuring artists from Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and international artists who include the Bega Valley and Narooma in their performing schedules. The Society, in conjunction with Co-Opera from Adelaide, presents a yearly opera. The SCMS in conjunction with the Bega Valley Regional Library offers a number of complimentary Twilight recitals.

Olivia Cranwell is a graduate of the Master of Music (Opera Performance) program, run by Victorian Opera in partnership with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. This season, Olivia will perform the roles of The Queen of Hearts/Contrary Mary/The Spider in Opera Australia's NSW schools tour of By the Light of the Moon and Mimi in La Bohème. Most recently for Opera Australia, she appeared in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, as Queen/Lady Papagena in The Magic Flute, Ortlinde in Die Wälkure, as Countess and Bridesmaid/Coro in The Marriage of Figaro and covered the role of Mimi in La Bohème.


Tomas Dalton made his European debut creating the role of Ernest in the world premier of Women at War at Ancient Theatre Ifaistia in Lemnos, Greece. He has also sung the roles of B F Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Tamino in The Magic Flute, The Villager in Raspighi's The Sleeping Beauty and The Notary in La Sonnambula alongside acclaimed soprano Jessica Pratt. Tomas's concert repertoire includes the tenor solos from Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Puccini's Messa di Gloria. He has also toured Australia, Denmark, Germany & France as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Choir.


Ben Burton, whom many of you will remember from his appearance in the Horn Trio concert in May, is a talented young musician with a passion for accompanying vocal and instrumental performances. In his role as an accompanist Ben has performed all over the country as a guest artist and as accompanist at the Australian Institute of Music.


Sunday September 15, 2.30 PM
Wolumla Hall

An afternoon of operatic arias, duets and lieder featuring Soprano Olivia Cranwell and tenor Tomas Dalton accompanied by pianist Ben Burton

As usual, we invite you to stay after the concert and share an afternoon tea with the performers.

I look forward to seeing you at our next concert.

Michael Kavanagh
President / Secretary
Sapphire Coast Music Society

Tickets for the Wolumla performance can be purchased at
Magpie Music (Bega), 
Brief Affairs Lingerie Boutique (Merimbula), 
Hair Lamartine (Eden),
or at the door. 
Tickets are $25 and students are admitted free.
0436 458 756



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SCMS concerts are hosted at Wolumla Memorial Hall, Wolumla-Candelo Rd., Wolumlla, NSW. All tickets are $25. There is no charge for children under16 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the concert, or from:

The Subscription price for any four concerts is $80 for adults ($20per ticket). Co-opera concert, $70 (Not included in yearly subscription, no concessions) For further details contact Jacqui Jaffrey (tel. 02 6496 1224)

​Twilight Series concerts are free of charge but 'retiring donations' are most welcome. These concerts are a joint effort of the Bega Valley Regional Gallery and the Sapphire Coast Music Society. Bega Cheese Factory are the major sponsors for these concerts.​

Twilight Series concerts are held at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery. For more details contact Nan Anderson on 02 6495 9934

All Sunday concerts begin at 2.30 pm. Co-Opera and Conservatorium concerts begin at 6.30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes before start time

BECOME AN SCMS MEMBER! Download an application form.