World-renowned composer coming to Beerwah in June

AUSTRALIA’s most prolific composer, Sean O’Boyle, is coming to Beerwah to witness a world premiere of a work he wrote with acclaimed musician Chris Williams.

Mr O’Boyle will be attending the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival (SCCMF), hosted at the Beerwah Community Hall, from his US base, to witness the premiere of his latest work.

“Mr O’Boyle is best known as the composer of the World Series Cricket Theme, as well as for the music which featured at the Opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

“He is a world-renowned composer and the Festival is very proud to be hosting him. As soon as he heard of our plans for the Beerwah event he said he would come,” Festival Board Chairman Ralph Devlin said.

Beerwah Community Hall is set to host the composition at the extraordinary musical event on Saturday night, June 10th.

The Festival is one of only 15 Australian festival organisations to have won the rare Festivals Australia Grant thid year, which helped make this performance a reality.

The reason for this honour becomes clear: the performance boasts the Southern Cross Soloists in their Sunshine Coast debut.

“Southern Cross have chosen an exquisite musical program, which will appeal to all tastes,” Mr Devlin said.

“Add to that famous ensemble the haunting notes of the didgeridoo, played by Chris Williams, and we are looking at a truly exceptional night of music.”

Aside from Beerwah, the Festival will also be hosting performances in Maleny, Eudlo and Buderim from June 9th – 11th.

The Southern Cross Soloists and Chris Williams perform “Earth & Sky” at Beerwah Community Hall on Saturday June 10th. Tix $60.00 at

Main image: Chris Williams will be performing in Beerwah on June 10.