Gala Variety Concert7:30pm
St Peters Lutheran College PAC
Adults $65, Seniors & Pension Card Holders $55, Students $30, Family ticket (2+2) $160
The Queensland Pops Orchestra will present a Gala Variety Concert as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Toowong Rotary Club.
Maestro Patrick Pickett has designed a concert that will bring some of the most exciting and beautiful music to the stage. Using the main stage of the newly completed Performing Arts Centre at St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly the orchestra will include some of the highly talented students in the orchestra as part of the orchestra’s Integrated Learning Program. A special treat will be a performance on the schools new Stuart Piano, built in Australia from the stunningly beautiful Tasmanian Oak.
Renowned Queensland Baritone Jason Barry-Smith will headline this concert and will be joined by Soprano Katie Stenzel. Individually they will bring music from Rossini, Mozart and Gilbert and Sullivan but together they will perform some of the great duets from opera, musical theatre and popular music.
In this year when we remember the Gallipoli landing the Pops Orchestra and chorus from St Peters will perform a new arrangement of the Last Post interwoven into Waltzing Matilda. This highly moving arrangement by Australian composer Graham Lloyd will be a spine tingling inclusion in the program. In this special segment of the concert will also be an appearance by the Vocal Manoeuvrers Andrews Sisters with some of those wonderful songs that lifted the spirits in those troubled times.
Grandeur and spectacle will be the order of the night with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture providing a fitting end to this concert. This segment will including the Choir of St Peters along with the full orchestra and additional musicians in what promises to be an uplifting finale. Profits from the concert will go to the Rotary Club’s chosen cause, Hummingbird House (A hospice for terminally ill children).