Kenneth W Tribe


In the Australian world of music, Kenneth W Tribe AC was widely recognised as a figure of the most profound and beneficial influence. Having practised the law all his working life, he spent over 50 years working in a voluntary capacity helping to create today’s thriving musical scene. He was a modest man of unassuming temperament but the range of his wisdom and leadership was prodigious. He died aged 96 in July 2010 after this portrait was written.

 

Audio Extracts

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Experience of St Andrews Choir School in 1920s

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‘Sandwich’ principle in concert programs and power on boards

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Admiration for writer George Eliot and her book Daniel Deronda

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Commissioning Fund for composers

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Discussion of religion