Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

May 10, 2022 - November 29, 2022

City Hall Concerts take place in Brisbane City Hall from February through to November every Tuesday from 12-1pm. Concerts are FREE.

Bookings ARE REQUIRED for all shows until 31 May (follow links below).

Bookings are NOT REQUIRED for all shows from 7 June onwards.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Karl S. Williams and Shannon Sol 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.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-karl-s-williams-and-shannon-carroll-tickets-208983704887

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.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-seekers-tribute-concert-tickets-209619867667

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.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-sounds-of-sinatra-and-dorsey-tickets-209622284897

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.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-sean-sennett-i-left-my-heart-tickets-209620098357

Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy - Tuesday 7 June
As winners of the prestigious 2021 Queensland Music Award for Best Jazz Song, Danny Widdicombe and Trichotomy have built a strong reputation for the quality of their captivating live performances and acclaimed recordings. Their cross-genre collaboration was born from the idea of merging Danny’s modern-folk song writing and finger style guitar approach, with Trichotomy’s virtuosic jazz musicianship and innate musicality. The steel string guitar and earthy vocals are the perfect match for the piano, bass, drums and intimate interplay, and together it creates an engaging blend of sonic tapestries. Musically cohesive, detailed, and accessible to an array of audiences.

Neil Diamond Super Hits Concert - Tuesday 14 June
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.

Melodie's from Mansfield Camerata - Tuesday 21 June
Celebrate the beauty of a 40-piece string orchestra as Mansfield State High School’s Camerata transports you through time. Enjoy the melodies from this talented group of 40 young musicians who will entertain you with music from Vivaldi to The Beatles. Accompanied by some young vocalists, this concert is bound to get you singing along to some of your favourite songs. The performance will also feature an original work by young modern composer, Isabella Gerometa.

Those Folk - Tuesday 28 June
Charismatic, authentic and thoroughly entertaining, Lawrence Menard (USA) and Clare Quinn (AUS) are the transpacific-troubadours known as ‘Those Folk’. Since meeting in Scotland in 2012, the pair have travelled extensively together and are now based on the Sunshine Coast. A partnership forged in the fires of folk music, their songwriting explores love, hope, belonging, and the human condition. Breathtaking vocal harmonies are featured alongside rich instrumental work performed on the guitar, piano, accordion, mandolin and banjo. Inspired by iconic duos such as Simon and Garfunkel, 'Those Folk' make not just folk music, but music for all sorts of folk.

Alessandro Pittorino Organ Concert - Tuesday 5 July
Hailed by Australia's Limelight Magazine as a "true virtuoso organist", Alessandro Pittorino, who is currently based in Western Australia, will thoroughly delight organ enthusiasts when he takes to the stage at Brisbane City Hall. As an organist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, as well as Director of Music at St Mary's Anglican Church, South Perth and School Organist for the John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Alessandro's impressive achievements at such a young age are a testament to his prodigious talent. Acclaimed as Australia's Wunderkind Organist by ABC TV, Alessandro is also the first Australian Organist to graduate from the Juilliard School in New York City with a Masters Degree in Performance. Whilst there, he studied with GRAMMY - award winning organist, Paul Jacobs, and his regime boasts performances for the likes of Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman. His talent is sure to be enjoyed thoroughout this performance, as he presents classical pieces from Franz List, Felix Mendelssohn, Seth Bingham, Cesar Frank, and more.

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
Drawing on their individual cultures and unique artworks, Kooralbyn is a new cross-cultural music production featuring musicians from across the globe including First Nation, Tibetan, Celtic and Northern Europe. Sharing their compositions and songs from each of their homelands and their musical traditions as a starting point, this unique collaboration resulted in work that explores the interconnectedness of their individual cultural backgrounds, expressed through the textual possibilities and traditions of their instruments. Introducing Kooralbyn - Tibetan musician and vocalist Tenzin Choegyal, vocalist Kacey Patrick, didgeridoo player and dancer Jarred Fogarty, guitarist Andrew Veivers, Violinist and vocalist Rebecca Karlen, and pianist John Reeves.

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