It has been an amazing journey for Dr Paul Paviour, who turned 90 today.
The long-time local resident plans to celebrate his birthday with a family lunch with his children, grandkids and great-grandchild over the weekend.
Dr Paviour has served the region's arts community for years. He was the founding director of the city's Regional Conservatorium and as music director at St Saviour's Cathedral for many years.
The legendary composer came to Goulburn in 1975 after a few years in Bathurst. He has participated in multiple distinguished performances around the country and has represented Australia overseas as part of a choir as well.
The director, musician and composer has a dedicated concert hall in the Regional Conservatorium.
After years of service to the community, Dr Paviour encourages everyone to be a part of society and do their bit.
"We all play a part in the society whether it's running a theatre or training youths in sports. I believe everybody depends on everybody else to make life worth living," he said.
Reminiscing his early days in Goulburn, he said that it has grown immensely over the years and the pace of development if fast. "It's become busier and growing at a rapid pace but it's still nice and quiet here," he added.
The world-renowned composer has been a part of several national and international events.
The former Goulburn Regional Conservatorium director prepared a musical piece for the official opening of the new Parliament House in 1988.
He also composed the score for the official opening, including 'Music for Ceremonial' and 'The Processional Fanfare,' which the Army and Navy Bands and the Australian Youth Orchestra played.
That evening, he met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at a reception in the Great Hall.
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