Thomas Edmonds was recently inducted into the SA Music Hall of Fame. Thomas was a Foundation teacher at Westminster and while he was here, he won the ruling talent show at the time, Showcase and, quite famously, both the judges and viewers vote. He then left Westminster to became a professional singer, which included time in the UK. The School band performed with him at two special ANZAC Day concerts in the Festival Theatre circa 1974. Tom came back for the 60th Anniversary Assembly in February this year.
Below is an excerpt from Enrico (Mick) Morena who is the instigator and founder of the SA Music Hall of Fame…
“In my role as Director of the AMC SA Music Hall of Fame I am blessed in meeting and honouring the most gifted, generous and selfless artists one could ever encounter, the higher the achievements the more humility they demonstrate, an example of the highest order. Last Friday at the renowned Elder Hall here in Adelaide, opera singer Thomas Edmonds (AM) and choral conductor and composer Carl Crossin (OAM) were the most worthy of recipients of the award. Congratulations to both these remarkable men. Accolades to Keith Conlon for his exceptional mastery of events”
And from Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
“…congratulations to Carl Crossin and Thomas Edmonds who were inducted into the AMC SA Music Hall of Fame…two very fine musicians who have made an enormous contribution to our state."
The whole Westminster community congratulates Tom on this significant achievement.
Pictures by Sue Hedley Photography.
Director of Music