Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

February 26, 2019 - November 26, 2019

City Hall Concerts take place in Brisbane City Hall from February through to November every Tuesday from 12-1pm. Concerts are FREE and no booking is required.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Belladiva - Tuesday 18th June
Following their successful Queensland state tour, vocal quartet Belladiva return to share reimagined operatic classics and celebrate the world’s best songwriters from Joni Mitchell and The Rolling Stones to Sarah McLachlan and Neil Young. Belladiva’s gorgeous combination of classical voices, angelic harmonies and playful musicianship makes the familiar new again with modern interpretations of everything from Summertime to Yesterday.

Henry Willis Organ Recital with Maurice Clerc - Tuesday 25th June
In a whistle-stop visit from his home land of France, Maurice Clerc will mesmerise any audience that appreciates the artistry of the Father Henry Willis organ. With excess of 1300 recitals in some 28 countries, over four continents, Maurice promises to spellbound organ enthusiasts with a one hour performance, including works from Jean-Joseph Mouret, Louis Vierne, Jean Langlais, Benedetto Marcello; and Pierre Cochereau.

Boyd Meets Girl - Tuesday 2nd July
New York-based Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from J.S. Bach to Michael Jackson. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, including appearances at the Newport Music Festival (Rhode Island), the Gharana Music Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal) and the Monsoon Music Festival (Kolkata, India).

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular - Tuesday 9th July
A highly anticipated annual event, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular brings together a hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe. This very special concert is hosted by internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix, who will be joined by YouTube sensation, Italian virtuoso Luca Stricagnoli (his first visit to Australia) and Roots/Rock multi-instrumentalist Minnie Marks. This is a rare opportunity to see such a wealth of amazing musical talent on the one stage. In particular, it’s a unique chance to see one of the international young stars of the global acoustic guitar scene.

Youkali - Tuesday 16th July
Vocalist Kacey Patrick and guitarist Andrew Veivers present an enigmatic program of jazz, folk and world music. Best known for her work with duo Stringmansassy, Kacey’s three-octave vocal range is a rare instrument combining sublime vocal intuition and beauty, with instinctive risk taking and vocal soundscapes. One of Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, Andrew Veivers draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises.

The Elton John Experience - Tuesday 23rd July
As the curtain is about to come down on one of rock music's most stellar and successful careers, Greg Andrew will pay homage to Sir Elton John, and his multi-award winning song portfolio. This dynamic one hour concert performance captures the very essence of one of rock's true icons. Greg's dedication has rewarded him with being the only Sir Elton John tribute artist in the world to be selected to perform in the prestigious UK Tribfest Festival.

Henry Willis Organ Recital with Anthony Fenelon - Tuesday 30th July
Experience the magnificent sound of Brisbane City Hall’s organ as you have never heard it before. Be prepared when you hear the brilliance and versatility of Organ Master Anthony Fenelon as he presents classic from Star Wars, ABBA, West Side Story, William Tell Overture as well as the American Civil War Medley.

Danny Widdicombe and Trichotomy - Tuesday 6th August
This exciting new cross-genre collaboration is built from the country, blues, folk foundations. It includes ARIA nominated song-writer Danny Widdicombe (Wilson Pickers), merged with the harmonic and melodic versatility of the award-winning jazz trio, Trichotomy. The distinctive sound of Widdicombe's storytelling compliment Trichotomy's intuitive improvising and creates an engaging blend of sonic tapestries. Widdicombe's steel string guitar and earthy vocals are the perfect match for the bass, drums and piano of the trio's intimate interplay. Featuring a suite of songs by Widdicombe, and lush improvising from all musicians, the music is a delight for lovers of jazz, folk, country and everything in-between.

Australian Piano Duo Festival - Tuesday 13th August
The Australian Piano Duo Festival is proud to once again present pianists from the Young Conservatorium performing Duets and Trios. An instrumental ensemble from the Young Conservatorium will also perform, providing added variety to an already exciting and enjoyable program. Works presented will be from a wide range of styles and periods, from the Classics to popular music.

The Andrews Sisters Tribute - Tuesday 20th August
The professional Andrews Sisters Tribute Show is a high-energy show production showcasing the talents of sassy divas, Cherryn Lomas, Anita David, and Claire Pavlou. The khaki- clad gals bring back the infectious three-part harmony tunes of the wartime darlings of the allied forces. Supported by the Andrews Sisters Tribute Band, the girls will have you climbing aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The Trespassers - Tuesday 27th August
The Trespassers are a red-hot six piece band who love the nostalgia of the great vintage Rhythm and Blues styles of music from the 50s and 60s. With a trio of sweet harmonies up front packing a gutsy, sassy punch, and a cranking rhythm section with that perfect old-school sound, The Trespassers power through a fantastically eclectic repertoire of both classic, and obscure R&B gems. Members of The Trespassers have performed variously in some of Brisbane's most loved bands including Barb and the Bordellos (featuring Women in Voice regular, Barb Fordham), Natives of Bedlam, The Mint Patties, The Hot Potatoes and The Flannelettes.

Image Credit: Kestrel Andrews