Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

August 16, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THESE CONCERTS.

UPCOMING SHOWS

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
In KOORALBYN, Tenzin Choegyal (Tibetan musician), Kacey Patrick (vocals), Andrew Veivers (Spanish guitar), Rebecca Karlen (violin/vocals) and John Reeves (piano/piano accordian) explore, through the textual possibilities and traditions of their instruments, the interconnectedness of their personal stories.  Drawing on their cultures and unique artforms these exceptional artists reveal songs from their homelands (Tibet, Sweden, Holland, Britain, Australia) and their musical traditions (flamenco, jazz, Tibetan, African, classical) as a shared expression of collective cultural authenticity.

On with the Show - Tuesday 6 September
A lively and entertaining selection of the most evocative and treasured musical theatre songs, performed by some of the talented students of the Griffith University's Queensland Conservatorium.

Silent Movie Organ Concert - Tuesday 13 September
Brisbane-based theatre organist, composer, and silent film accompanist, David Bailey, offers a cinema experience that is simultaneously novel and nostalgic. Two popular Buster Keaton movies - Sherlock Junior (1924) and Cops (1922) will be screened with organ accompaniment from David.

Cigány Weaver - Tuesday 20 September
Fusing the passion of folk music, the precision of classical, and the spontaneity of jazz, Cigány Weaver create a rich and vibrant atmosphere for both the heart and mind. Front woman, Jo Davie's soaring vocals and enchanting gentle demeanour combine with the fiery violin, dynamic guitars and driving rhythm section to create a purely acoustic group that effortlessly navigates the musical nexus between intimacy and raucousness.”

The Golden Age of Pop - Tuesday 4 October
Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts has partnered up with the Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret  to delight you with an engaging performance. The Viva La Musica Choir, along with Gregory Moore and some of Brisbane’s most talented seniors, will dance, sing, and set the stage alight celebrating forty years of music from the 1950's to 90's.

Scott Dann's Aussie Outback Experience Tribute Concert - Tuesday 11 October
Internationally renowned Aussie entertainer, Scott Dann, has spent a lifetime touring the great Australian Outback, sharing the stories of locals, and relishing in the rich tradition and music that our bush has produced. His journeys have been documented in television specials, and he has performed in every corner of the Great Southern Land. In this special performance, Scott will share some of the stories of the characters that he has met in his travels and perform many of the classic country and pop songs that are now etched into the fabric of Australian folklore. This concert is sure to be a cracking one, chockful of music, stories and yes, even his prowess with the stock whip will be showcased.

Romantica - Tuesday 18 October
Come adore the musical stylings of Jade Jose as she explores the many facets of the universal emotion of love in her new collaborative show, Romantica. Relax in the nostalgia of popular melodies from your favourite musicals and delight in beautiful arias from Puccini and Mozart that evoke visions of the spectacular extravaganzas of Grand Opera. Chuckle at some naughty songs from the Roaring Twenties and sing along with the gloriously silly Hippopotamus Song. Even animals have a love life, don't they? Jade thinks so!

The Babushka Book Club - Tuesday 25 October
After performing to rapturous applause at the Queensland Cabaret Festival and Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Matilda Award winning cabaret group, Babushka, wants to discuss some serious literature, sing some killer tunes and expand the membership of their bawdy book club. Be entertained by a wickedly funny cabaret that features the iconic music of Kate Bush, Bananrama and Billie Eilish, as Babushka turns your best loved novels inside out.

The Sue Ferrers Quartet - Tuesday 1 November
Sue Ferrers plays the hauntingly beautiful but rare Swedish nyckelharpa, or keyed-fiddle, an instrument dating back to the Middle Ages. After learning, honing, and performing on this striking instrument in Germany, Sue has now teamed up with The Trespassers guitarist, Evan Clarry, Funky Miracle's bass-player, Bob Harley, and percussion virtuoso, Nicole Perry. Together they have created an eclectic potpourri of European folk melodies dressed in new attire which takes the audience on a magic carpet ride to exotic, faraway lands of times gone by. The music speaks to your heart and is an experience not to be missed!

Queensland Show Choir: from Brisbane to Broadway and Beyond! - Tuesday 8 November
Join Queensland Show Choir’s adult ensembles, Vox Populus and Voiceworks, for a concert full of contemporary and musical theatre classics that will be sure to get your toes tapping! Featuring music from Elton John, Men At Work, Jason Robert Brown, Wicked, The Boy From Oz, and many more, you’ll not only leave with a song in your heart, you may be tempted to join in!

The View From Madeleine's Couch - Tuesday 15 November
Celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, The View From Madeleine's Couch sits at the pinnacle of bossa nova and Brazilian jazz music in the country. Their latest album, Bossa Nova Sunset Club, has been hailed as a landmark album, making a significant contribution to the history of Brazilian-influenced music in Australia. Featuring the sublime voice of internationally acclaimed interpreter of bossa nova, Anje West, and the masterful vibraphone of Kym Ambrose, they have consistently delivered their unique take on musica brasileira alongside the superb musicianship of their longtime bandmates OJ Newcomb (bass), Bruce Woodward (guitar) and Paul Hudson/Lachlan Hawkins (drums). The band's captivating concerts feature award-nominated, and award-winning original songs from across their three critically acclaimed albums, along with beautiful, classic bossa novas including Garota de Ipanema and Corcovado from legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Eddie Gazani's Gypsy Adventures - Tuesday 22 November
Edson Fernandes Gazani, better known as Eddie Gazani, is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist and writer with a love for performing traditional music such as jazz, gypsy jazz, and Latin styles like bossa nova, forro, and samba with a modern twist. His Gypsy Adventures project features Eddie on guitar and vocals, with a rollicking ensemble of like-minded musicians, all paying homage to the style of music that blossomed in 1930s Paris, jazz manouche, made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grapelli.

Superstars of Piano Tribute Concert - Tuesday 29 November
Internationally acclaimed and five time winner of Australian Vocal and Instrumental Entertainer of The Year, Shelly White, boasts an outstanding entertainment pedigree having shared the stage with international artists including Michael Crawford and Mickey Rooney. Her electrifying and unique piano and vocal style delivers a high class entertainment experience as she pays tribute to some of the most iconic piano entertainers such as Peter Allen, Carole King, Liberace, Elton John, Billy Joel and Lady GaGa. Shelly will be joined on stage by Les Woodford on drums and Peter Blowes on bass.

Image Credit: Penny Challen