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.
Australian Army Band Brisbane – Tuesday 12 July
Undoubtably a Brisbane City Hall favourite, The Australian Army Band Brisbane returns! Established in 1949, the band has become known as one of the finest military bands in Australia, earning a reputation for their musical excellence, versatility and impressive appearance. Presenting a wide variety of repertoire, from traditional military music to big-band and popular music, their concerts are a must-see.
Western Song: Tribute to the Country Greats – Tuesday 19 July
Country music influence can be heard on thousands of recordings dating from the 1960’s through to the modern era of music, capturing the musical interests of all ages along the way. In honour of the genre, three of Brisbane’s best exponents have combined their talents to bring together a collage of the most memorable country and western songs of our generation. Join Jodie Avery, Nyree Gardner, and Brian Avery as they reproduce an authentic interpretive concert of timeless classics, including music from Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and local favourite, Lee Kernaghan. A concert to come along, enjoy, sing-a-long and go home smiling. Supporting Jodie, Nyree, and Brian on stage will be Vaughan Jones, Darby Burger and Ross Christensen.
Acoustic Guitar Spectacular – Tuesday 26 July
A highly anticipated annual event, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular brings together a hand-picked group of unique and original virtuoso guitarists from Australia and overseas. Hosted by internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix, the concert will include performances from legendary local guitarist, songwriter, composer, arranger and bandleader Jamie Clark, and award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Cairns, Jordan Brodie.
Duets, Rainbows and Song – Tuesday 2 August
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Australian Piano Duo Festival is once again proud to present the brilliant young pianists from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music’s ‘Young Con’ Piano Department. Performing in duets and trios on Brisbane City Hall’s fine Steinway Grand, these highly talented young pianists, who are privileged to be taught by some of Brisbane’s most respected piano teachers, will perform a varied and exciting program. With music from the popular classics to the latest movie themes, and joined on stage by the Willie Wagtail and Canary Children’s Choir, this concert will enchant you with classical and popular repertoire.
Wildflowers – Tuesday 9 August
Wildflowers is a collaboration by prominent, local and independent Queensland artists Melissa Fraser, Raychel Stone and Sue Ray. This trio of treasured songbirds have come together to celebrate harmony and connection through the sharing of songs from the incredible women who have inspired their own musical journeys. Their passion for country and folk music naturally led them to the critically acclaimed trio albums by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Come along on a whimsical journey of intricate three-part harmonies, backed by some of Queensland’s most talented and prolific musicians as the Wildflowers re-create the pure magic that is Dolly, Linda and Emmylou.
The Beehives: Tribute to The Pop Divas – Tuesday 16 August
Three vivacious, sparkling and extremely talented ladies, Mandy, Lee and Tamara present a one hour tribute spectacular to their favourite pop rock divas from the swinging 60s through to the biggest female names of the 70s and 80s. Complete with shimmery stage dresses and the big hairdoos, the ladies present songs from Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and many more through a feel good, toe-tapping, and sing-a-long musical journey through three of the most significant music decades of the 20th century.
Le Nuvole – Tuesday 23 August
What do you get when a rogue gypsy jazz guitarist and a classically-trained cellist fall in love and make music? The answer is in the alluring and unforgettable tunes of Le Nuvole. Bringing their Italian, Brazilian and Irish heritage together, the music of Mircha Mangiacotti and Emma Hales journeys through a nostalgic, charming and beautiful repertoire. With a style and class all their own, the duo write original music, arrange traditional tunes and re-work timeless classics. Guitarist Mircha effortlessly switches between bossa nova, folk and jazz styles while cellist Emma explores the range and versatility of her cello, resulting in a sublime musical experience.
Kooralbyn – Tuesday 30 August
In KOORALBYN, Tenzin Choegyal (Tibetan musician), Kacey Patrick (vocals), Andrew Veivers (Spanish guitar), Rebecca Karlen (violin/vocals) and John Reeves (piano/piano accordian) explore, through the textual possibilities and traditions of their instruments, the interconnectedness of their personal stories. Drawing on their cultures and unique artforms these exceptional artists reveal songs from their homelands (Tibet, Sweden, Holland, Britain, Australia) and their musical traditions (flamenco, jazz, Tibetan, African, classical) as a shared expression of collective cultural authenticity.