Our Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts for your free lunchtime concert in the City Hall from February through to November every Tuesday from 12-1pm. Concerts are FREE!
PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THESE CONCERTS
Journey through Ellington & Strayhorn – Tuesday 10 October
Be transformed into the world of the most prolific composer of the 20th century in an hour-long journey through the world of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Dominic Brennan and his trio will guide you through a range of Ellington’s classics, with a fresh new take that draws inspiration from the Duke’s pioneering ability, whilst staying true to the character of his music. Joined by Joel von Treifeldt on double bass and Christopher Evans on the drums, Dominic will play a program of new arrangements of Ellington’s compositions as well as some originals of his own.
Percussimo Strikes – Tuesday 17 October
Come along on a musical adventure with Percussimo – a spectacular and captivating extravaganza showcasing the depth and multiple dimensions of the percussive arts. Featuring an expansive collection of repertoire from Classical to contemporary pop songs all creatively re-imagined for percussion ensemble and strikes the perfect balance between exhilarating energy and musical sensitivity. Proudly Brisbane based, Percussimo is a contemporary percussion ensemble with the mission to provide magical experiences through live music that connects and resonates with the audience, creating sounds that inspire happiness and joy.
A Tribute to Bublé, Broadway and Beyond – Tuesday 24 October
International vocalist, award-winning director, and theatre performer Thomas Armstrong-Robley proudly presents Bublé, Broadway & Beyond, a unique musical celebration highlighting some of the ‘Canadian King of Swings’ greatest covers, as well as iconic show tunes and more. Accompanied by acclaimed accompanist and musical director Matt Rofe, Armstrong-Robley lovingly recreates hits from Elvis, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, and Billy Joel. The pair will also tip their caps to juggernauts of musical theatre, including tributes to The Phantom of the Opera, The Wizard of Oz, and more. This concert is heartfelt, humorous, focused on unparalleled audience engagement, and truly not to be missed.
Australian Army Band – Brisbane – Tuesday 31 October
The Army Band is a hard swinging, exciting ensemble consisting of the traditional line up from the glorious swing era of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm, complemented with male and female vocals. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Big Band sounds through to funky arrangements of rock hits and Australian music. They feature in major concerts around South East Queensland and are a mainstay at Military balls and charity fundraisers.
Lontano – Tuesday 7 November
THIS CONCERT IS IN ITHACA AUDITORIUM WITH LIMITED SEATING
Lontano (Italian for ‘distant’ or ‘far away’) features Anthony Dettori (The Sunburys) and Roz Pappalardo (Women in Docs, The Soldier’s Wife), who live 1000 miles apart but share Italian heritage and a passion for spacious, earthy, alt-country storytelling. Through their remarkable collection of engaging duets, Lontano explore the impact of distance and celebrate the emotional gravity that tugs at the space between people. Most powerfully, the artists’ remote collaborative process gives birth to nuanced narratives, neither fact nor fiction, but viscerally personal, rich with meaning and connection. The result is a compelling abstract of the human journey, seeking wisdom and mutual understanding, and finding that solidarity can be more powerful than the differences in our circumstances or philosophy.
Best of the British – Tuesday 14 November
Best Of the British will feature the dulcet tones of Mathew Leigh and Georgia Burnett (just back from a national tour) as they take you on a musical romp through some of the musical hits of British Contemporary Music. These acclaimed performers will be accompanied by the virtuosic Matt Rofe tickling the ivories as they entertain you with repertoire including songs sung by Julie Andrews, Adele, The Beatles and Elton John. A show not to be missed as we celebrate a tribute to the ‘Best of the British’.
Nadia Sunde’s Blue Bayou – Tuesday 21 November
Hitch your wagon to a star and join us for this heart-warming concert event. Blue Bayou celebrates the influence of country music on the pop charts of the 1960s and 70s. Performed by award-winning singer and entertainer Nadia Sunde, and joined by the superb Paul Henderson on banjo and guitar and the brilliance of Marcus Church on acoustic guitar, this show is guaranteed to delight with down-home warmth and masterful storytelling. Nadia and her band will take the audience on a musical journey that pays tribute to the great country-pop artists of the era and includes songs by Glen Campbell, Bobby Gentry, Anne Murray, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and more!
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road – Tuesday 28 November
THIS CONCERT IS AUSLAN INTERPRETED
Step into a world of musical brilliance and relive the magic of one of music’s greatest icons with ‘Beyond the Yellow Brick Road’, a sensational Elton John tribute show starring the incomparable Kim Hoffman. Get ready to be transported on an extraordinary journey through the captivating melodies and timeless hits of Sir Elton John himself. Kim Hoffman’s electrifying stage presence and uncanny vocal resemblance to Elton John will leave you awe-struck. From the iconic piano-driven ballads to the energetic rock anthems, he captures the essence of Elton John’s legendary sound with every note. Brace yourself for an unforgettable performance featuring chart-toppers like ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Candle in the Wind’, and many more.