SOIL collecting, singing and speaking will be on the agenda for NSW Governor David Hurley when he visits Albury next week.
The former general will be on the Border in his vice-regal role for the first time from Monday.
On Tuesday morning, Mr Hurley will visit Albury’s war cemetery with NSW Veterans’ Affairs Minister David Elliott and member for Albury Greg Aplin to gather a dirt sample.
It will be part of a new artwork at Sydney’s Anzac war memorial featuring soil from each World War I enlistment place in NSW.
Mr Hurley will then open the RSL NSW annual congress at the Albury Entertainment Centre with Mr Elliott to also join him there.
On Tuesday evening, Mr Hurley will be guest of honour at a free concert to launch the second Albury Chamber Music Festival.
He will hear mezzo soprano Sally-Anne Russell, organist James Flores and chamber musicians Helena Kernaghan and Kaori Sparks at St Matthew’s Anglican Church.
Mr Hurley’s last function will be a morning tea at Albury Council’s Robert Brown Room on Wednesday.