Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

June 08, 2021 - November 30, 2021

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

Bookings are essential!


Timelines: Australian Stories In Song - Tuesday 8 June
Michael Fix and Mark Cryle join forces, creating a unique musical perspective on Australian history. People and events are bought to life in song; whether singing of the Aboriginal fast bowler Eddie Gilbert or the doughty St Patrick Day's protesters confronting police batons in Brisbane in 1948, or Ronald Ryan, the last hanged man in Australia. When Mark sings about visiting Sideshow Alley at the Brisbane Ekka as a child and a Dad, every word rings true without any cloying sentimentality.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-timelines-australian-stories-in-song-152591268

Gatsby Concert Party - Tuesday 15 June
Wear your favourite Gatsby headband, hat or tie to look cool and stylish while you listen to classics of the Gatsby Era Performed by the fabulous Mood Music Musicians. Jazz classics will be interwoven into this wonderful concert that will take you back to another time and another place.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-gatsby-concert-party-152692080

Sunset Kitten Club - Tuesday 22 June
Drawing on stellar stage careers from musicals and jazz festivals to dusty dives and bluesy backdoors, Lizzie Moore and Melissa Western take you on a delicious journey through show tunes, standards, torch songs and sublime duets. Paying tribute to famous pairings including Ella Fitzgerald/Judy Davis, Barbara Streisand/Donna Summer and Dolly Parton/Norah Jones this show is filled with hit tunes and surprising stories. Moore and Western have each performed around the world in London, New York, Paris, Edinburgh and toured all around Australia with bands and theatre productions. Expect big voices, fabulous frocks and a whole lot of fun.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-sunset-kitten-club-152591229

Music Theatre Live On Stage - Tuesday 29 June
Featuring Jeremy Clark and some of Brisbane’s finest talent be delighted by excerpts from some of your favourite music theatre productions including Jersey Boys, Oliver and many more!
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-music-theatre-live-on-stage-152591267

David Bailey: Silent Movie (Organ Concert) - Tuesday 6 July
A combination of traditional keyboard studies, a passion for entertainment history and a long association with the theatre organ society of Australia has put David in a unique position to carry on the traditions of silent film accompaniment. Theatre organs - the mighty instruments which once graced cinemas such as the Brisbane Regent and Brisbane Wintergarden, gave films their first soundtracks. Composing and performing scores for silent films not only requires skill and musical sensitivity but also an in-depth knowledge of the vast resources of the organs themselves. David who has performed regularly in concert and for film screenings around the country has resided at the console of the Brisbane Regent theatre Wurlitzer organ in its new home at GOMA since the gallery opened in 2007.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-david-bailey-silent-movie-organ-concert-152691945

The Johnny O'Keefe Story featuring Dennis Knight - Tuesday 13 July
Australia's King of Rock n Roll, Dennis Knight, inherited the mantle of Australia's King of Rock n Roll from the one and only original king and entertainment legend, Johnny O'Keefe. This close association provides Dennis with an intimate knowledge of J O'K and a wonderful opportunity to share the stories and the music. Dennis will be supported by The Tremors rock n roll band for his performance to promote a totally live and vibrant music experience.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-johnny-okeefe-story-featuring-dennis-knight-152692005

Acoustic Guitar Spectacular - Tuesday 20 July
A highly anticipated annual event, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular brings together a hand-picked group of unique and original virtuoso guitarists from Australia & overseas. This series of very special concerts is hosted by internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix, who will be joined by unique tap-style guitar master, Chris Tamwoy, and Queensland’s own funky finger-stylist Sarah Koppen. The concerts are structured so that each player will feature as solo artists, as well as performing as an ensemble, allowing plenty of opportunity for spontaneity and improvisation. Three players with such diverse musical backgrounds presents amazing possibilities, and incredible variety for audiences.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-acoustic-guitar-spectacular-152692011

Tribute Concert for Donald Hall - Tuesday 27 July
For over two decades, harpist, pianist, Mozart maverick and lover of Shakespeare's shenanigans Donald Hall, captivated and enchanted audiences of this concert series. His mastery of his instruments, his passion, and his unique ability to create immediate rapport and share his knowledge with his audiences endeared him to thousands of music-lovers over the years. Donald passed away in January, and this concert, originally intended to feature Donald's group Fool's Errand, has now become a celebration of his contribution to this concert series. His original work, along with music he loved, will be performed by an array of Queensland's finest musicians and singers. Included in the line-up are Spanish classical guitarist Andrew Veivers, harpist Nicole Tate, the Fool's Errand ensemble featuring Eugenie Costello, Danielle Bentley, Tom Adeney and actor Eugene Gilfedder, cabaret artist Annie Lee and a choir directed by Erin Murphy, along with many more special guests. We hope you can join this exceptional cast of performers to  honour the life of Donald Hall and his amazing contribution to the music-lovers of this city.
Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-tribute-concert-for-donald-hall-152692020

Image Credit: Sue Jarvis