Enjoy 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 and bookings are essential!
The Dawn Light – Tuesday 22 February
The Dawn Light is an exciting new project by Angela Iimura and OJ Newcomb, using as inspiration and lyrics, the work of the great mystic poets Hafiz and Francis Brabazon. The songs can be described as a dear companion to the human spirit. Influenced by artists such as Erykah Badu, Allen Stone, Jill Scott, Jon Cleary and Joao Gilberto, The Dawn Light’s sound is angelic, playful, moving and deeply soulful, paying homage to these great poets. This combination of musicians, words and music will surely inspire your heart and soul to dance.
Neil Diamond Superhits Concert – Tuesday 1 March
Local renowned artist, Steve Cummins, presents his tribute to Neil Diamond’s 1976 Thank You Australia tour. Recognised as the closest interpretation of those memorable performances of the 70s, Steve has showcased his outstanding show across venues not only in Australia, but also through New Zealand and Asia. The set list for this special one-hour performance includes the very best and is supported by two musicians from his regular touring band. The concert will delight all Neil Diamond fans, as well as offer anyone who was lucky to be in the audiences for the 1976 tour, a unique reminiscent experience.
Pipe Organ Rhapsody and Dance – Tuesday 8 March
Peter Guy is the Organist and Master Of the Choristers at Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle. Peter has had a stellar career recording CDs and performing in prestigious venues, such as, Saint Pauls Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, and Notre Dame in Paris. Enjoy this creative collaboration between a Master Pipe Organist and dance for this one-off concert experience.
The Beatles Rooftop Concert with The Honeysliders – Tuesday 15 March
In 1969, on a freezing mid winter’s day in London, The Beatles gave their last ever live performance upon the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters in downtown Saville Row. With a makeshift stage, portable recording equipment and a bewildered crowd, as well as the addition of Billy Preston on keys, and John and Ringo adorned in borrowed jackets, the concert became one of the most iconic live performances of all time. Brisbane band, The Honey Sliders, will pay homage to this treasured and well-documented performance by playing each of the songs The Beatles played on that historic day, plus some extra tunes they have selected from the extensive Fab Four repertoire.
Jaleos Flamenco – Tuesday 22 March
It has been quite a few years since Simone Pope and Andrew Veivers have performed under the Jaleos Flamenco banner but with travel restrictions continuing to ease, our international Flamenco Fire friends are finally able to visit our lovely corner of the world. Accompanied by phenomenal vocalist Kacey Patrick, and a small company of special guests, Jaleos Flamenco will welcome in El Otoño in style. With all their colour, rhythm, unbridled angst, joy and passion, Jaleos Flamenco offers that quarantine free trip to Spain that you’re itching for! Olé
Music Theatre Concert Showcase – Tuesday 29 March
Be transported by wonderful costumes, vibrant colours and fabulous dancing and singing as Roar Academy enchants the Brisbane City Hall stage when it comes to life with everyone’s favourite musical theatre scenes from Grease, The Lion King, Aladdin and Moana. Under the direction of Madeleine Johns, Roar Academy has delighted audiences regularly in Queensland and her cast has also toured internationally to Atlanta, USA. Music theatre lovers are going to thoroughly enjoy this engaging performance.
The Rose Pedal Saloon – Tuesday 5 April
In Australia it is quite a rare event to see a pedal steel guitar on stage and even more rare for it to appear in a jazz line-up. The Rose Pedal Saloon features one of Australia’s masters of the instrument, Michel Rose, along with Jamie Clark on guitar, Helen Russell on bass and vocals, and Kym Ambrose on drums. Michel’s career has seen him playing with not only a long list of country luminaries such as Troy Cassar Daly and Beccy Cole, but also with the Feral Swing Katz and Australian all-star jazz group, The Catholics. The group will be presenting some jazz classics with a little country swing on the side.
Andrew Sisters Tribute Concert – Tuesday 12 April
Back by popular demand, the classic memory of the sassy, sister songstresses of the wartime era are recreated by the Andrews Sisters Tribute Show. Supported by their professional showband, the girls present a selection of the music that raised the spirits and morale of military personnel during World War II. This infectious toe-tapping, sing-a-long, clap-a-long repertoire will undoubtedly have a similar affect on all audience members who join them for this truly unique and outstanding concert. From the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy to Drinking Rum and Coca-Cola, this show will be an exhilarating experience.
Mambo Italiano – Tuesday 19 April
Come along and be swept up in the ambience of an evening in Roma. Mambo Italiano celebrates the influence of Italian American musicians on the golden age of the 50s jazz and swing. In an energetic, romantic and passionate concert event, award-winning cabaret artist and chanteuse, Nadia Sunde, together with an all-star band, takes audiences on a journey into the music of Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Sophia Loren, Bobby Darin, Perry Como and more. To bring this show to life Nadia Sunde has joined forces with virtuoso jazz pianist and accordionist John Reeves.
Tenor US – Tuesday 26 April
Tenor US brings together two of Queensland’s beloved Tenor voices, former Ten Tenors member, Roger Davy, and musical theatre star, Adam Bartlett. From opera to swing, rock to broadway and songs from the West End, this show will feature a smorgasbord of musical gems including tributes to Simon and Garfunkel, Michael Bublé, Sinatra, Elvis, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Josh Groban, Andrea Boccelli and much more. With a combination of audience participation, fun and sophistication, this show will deliver a powerhouse performance you will never forget.
Pops and Circumstance! – Tuesday 3 May
The Queensland Conservatorium Brass Band and the magnificent City Hall pipe organ come together for a whirl around the British Isles, including music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There’s something for everyone, with a little bit of pomp and a little bit of pops in the tradition of the Last Night of the Proms. Allow yourself to be swept away by the grandeur of the pipe organ, played by Dr Phillip Gearing, and the full force of a big British-style brass band, under the baton of Howard Taylor. You’ll be tapping your feet to the rhythms of Ireland, transported to the highlands of Scotland and immersed in the eye-watering beauty of Saint Saens Symphony No. 3. To top it all off, be prepared for the full majesty of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance.
Karl S. Williams and Shannon Carroll – Tuesday 10 May
Celebrate the combined song writing mastery of two of Australia’s finest singer-song writers, Karl S. Williams and Shannon Sol Carroll. Worldly, soulful, insightful and inspiring, from the swamps of Mississippi to the surf breaks of Hawaii, Shannon and Karl’s stories, songs and sounds transport, transfix and transform.
The Seekers Tribute Concert – Tuesday 17 May
The Seekers, Australia’s first ever pop group to achieve major chart success in both the USA and UK, have combined pop and folk music with exquisite voice harmonies. The Seekers Tribute band consisting of Jayne Henry, Danny Withington, Russell Hinton and Mick Olsen, collaborate to perform The Seekers greatest hits. Live with that magical four-part harmony and The Seekers signature up-tempo sound, enjoy classic timeless pop folk hits of the original band, sprinkled with the unforgettable covers that resonated throughout the 60s and beyond. A memorable concert performance with unique authenticity will guarantee audience satisfaction.
The Sounds of Sinatra and Dorsey – Tuesday 24 May
Come and re-live the crazy and hazy days when Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey band created some of the greatest hits of the generation that are still loved and sung today. The five-piece band with narration will inform you of how some of the greatest Frank Sinatra songs came to life and this fantastic musical journey will take you back in time and before you know it you will be singing along. Sit back and enjoy some of the classic song numbers including Come Fly With Me, Blue Skies, Days of Wine and Roses, and It Had To Be You.
Sean Sennett presents: I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill – Tuesday 31 May
Sean Sennett presents: I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill, a song cycle that revolves around love songs and our city. The show features some of South East Queensland’s finest female voices including Charlotte Emily, Lucinda Shaw, Rachael Dixon, Dana Gehrman and more. Coming from the album of the same name, the production has played sold-out houses from the Brisbane Festival to the Woodford Folk Festival. The singers perform material from Sean’s solo catalogue, along with the radio hits that he has enjoyed with Kate Ceberano and The Church’s Steve Kilby (All Tied Up and My Restless Heart). Also featured in the concert is Valentine’s Day which was covered by Kasey Chambers and Paul Field, along with popular favourites from other artists.