Concert Diary

Saturday 4 May 2019, 7:30 PM

The Last Night of the Proms

Brisbane Chorale

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Benjamin Northey

Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank

Join us and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in this Australian version of the Last Night of the Proms. There's a bit of Royal Albert Hall, but with a unique Australian touch, featuring Australian music including Nigel Westlake’s catchy Oboe Concerto.

Sing along to traditional choruses - Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Sea Songs and patriotic marches are the annual staples of this tongue-in-cheek homage to the Proms.

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Saturday 1 June 2019, 7:30 PM

Opera Gala

Various items, including "Va pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, "Brindisi" (Drinking Song) from La Traviata

Brisbane Chorale

Natalie Aroyan, soprano

Kang Wang, tenor

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Giovanni Reggioli

Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank

Opera! There's nothing to compare with the glorious sound of the human voice, soloists and choruses, giving full flight to magnificent pieces from the operatic stage, from the pens of those giants of the genre, Verdi and Puccini. We'll give you the best of opera without the boring bits in between!

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Sunday 28 July 2019, 4:00 PM

Verdi Requiem

Verdi: Requiem

Brisbane Chorale, The Queensland Choir, Brisbane Concert Choir

Natalie Aroyan, soprano

Milijana Nikolic, mezzo-soprano

Diego Torre, tenor

Warwick Fyfe, bass

Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by John Curro AM MBE

Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Southbank

The Requiem meets The Grand Opera, in this grandest of all the great romantic requiems. Sombre reverence, driving power, angelic delicacy, expansive scale, tunes to die for - Verdi's Requiem has it all. Whether you're experiencing it for the first time, or it's an old friend you keep visiting, you'll not want to miss it.

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Sunday 1 September 2019, 3:00 PM

A Joyful Noise:
Glorious music for Choir, Brass and Organ

Various items, including Rutter's Gloria

Brisbane Chorale

Christopher Wrench, organ

John Coulton Brass Ensemble

Conducted by Emily Cox

Brisbane City Hall

Sunday 17 November 2019, 3:00 PM

Handel Israel in Egypt

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Brisbane Chorale, Canticum Chamber Choir

Camerata

Conducted by Graham Abbott

Brisbane City Hall

In 1738 London, Handel was becoming known for his new English-language oratorios - and what an enduring legacy he left us. The grand tales from the bible perfectly suited his operatic background and skills of dramatic musical depictions. There are few more dramatic biblical stories than that of the desperate plight of the Israelites in Egypt and their ultimate deliverance, and Handel's brilliance gives it mighty voice.

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