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Voices of Remembrance – Queensland Music Festival
9 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
TICKETS: Free, all-ages
Queensland singers share stage with stars in special Armistice Centenary Concerts – Voices of Remembrance
Presented by The Queensland Government in partnership with Queensland Music Festival (QMF) and starring renowned New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and award-winning songstress Katie Noonan. Choristers join the stars on stage for the Voices of Remembrance musical extravaganzas, with Music Director Dr Jonathon Welch – founder of The Choir of Hard Knocks.
The repertoire will include First World War-era favourites such as Keep the Home Fires Burning alongside modern pieces by contemporary artists who have written song cycles about the women at home and first-hand experiences at the Western Front.
In Toowoomba, a community orchestra conducted by Patrick Pickett, will help bring to life the musical tribute. The concert will feature a distinctively localised musical narrative written by Queensland director Dan Evans, highlighting the contribution of the Australian Light Horse who turned the tide of First World War in Beersheba.
QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan said the concert would be a reflection on war and peace.
“This concert will help everyone reconnect with moving stories from the First World War and celebrate the peace that came with the signing of the Armistice,”
Voices of Remembrance, Toowoomba
DATE: Friday, 9 November 2018
VENUE: Empire Theatre, Toowoomba