The Sapphire Coast Music Society is a not-for-profit organization 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, through scholarships, financial funding of music education and providing concert facilities, actively supports young classical musicians in the Bega Valley. In conjunction with venue providers, the SCMS makes every endeavour to present its concerts in a safe and healthy environment

Anna Stephens graduated in 2017 from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with first-class honours and a University medal for academic excellenc

She studied with Shelli Hulcombe at the Conservatorium, and with Susan Waters at London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama while on a 6-month study exchange.

In 2018, Anna moved to Sydney to make her debut with Opera Australia singing the roles of Pamina, Papagena, and the Queen of the Night in the 2018 Schools Tour production of The Magic Flute. Also in 2018, she won the Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso Award state final and played the role of Naiad in the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos, under the baton of Simone Young.

Benjamin Burton is a talented young pianist with a passion for accompanying vocal and instrumental performances.

In 2014 Ben did an internship with Opera Australia, and travelled on full scholarship to Munich, Germany as repetiteur for the Bel Canto Summer Program. In his role as accompanist, Ben has performed all over the country, and in 2017 performed with Voci Stupende, was a guest artist with Grevillea Ensemble, and work as
accompanist and vocal coach at the Australian Institute of Music.

Ben was also awarded 2nd Best Pianist performing with Zoe Drummond in the 2016 MIETTA Art Song Competition. 2016 saw Ben giving recitals with Susannah Lawergren, Hannah Fraser and Andrew O'Connor of The Song Company, performing as first pianist in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, for Moorambilla Voices with the World Orchestra, and for Carols at the Concourse with Willoughby Symphony.

Our first concert for 2021 will feature pianist Ben Burton accompanying soprano Anna Stephens in an afternoon of operatic airs and lieder.

February 21, 2021
Wolumla Hall

After a year when we were forced to cancel all of our 2020 concerts, the Music Society is delighted to announce that our 2021 concert season is up and running. Our concert venue at Wolumla Hall will be open under current NSW Government Covid-19 guidelines and safety plans.

Michael Kavanagh
President / Secretary
Sapphire Coast Music Society

Tickets for the Wolumla performance can be purchased at
Candelo Books (Bega), 
Brief Affairs Lingerie Boutique (Merimbula), 
or at the door. 

0499 681 448


SCMS concerts are hosted at the Wolumla Memorial Hall, Wolumla-Candelo Rd., Wolumla, NSW.

There is no charge for children under16 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the concert.


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