Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

From February 23, 2021 until November 30, 2021

At Brisbane City Hall

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!


Jake Bristow Celebrates Nat King Cole - Tuesday 2nd March
Jake Bristow is one of Queensland's most engaging and entertaining young pianists and singers. Influenced by the piano/vocal jazz greats of yesteryear, Jake presents a concert dedicated to the legendary Nat King Cole! "Route 66", "Nature boy" and "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons," are just some of the iconic songs guiding you through this snapshot of Cole’s career. Accompanied by his trio, Jake brings a fresh take to these classic songs of a generation.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-jake-bristow-celebrates-nat-king-cole-tickets-138714919057

Mambo Italiano - Tuesday 9th March
Mambo Italiano celebrates the influence of Italian-American musicians in the golden age of 1940s and 50s jazz. Award-winning cabaret artist and chanteuse Nadia Sunde wiith musical direction by renowned jazz musician John Reeves takes the audience on a journey through the music of Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Sophia Loren, Tony Bennett and more. Come along and be swept up in the ambience of an evening in Roma at this energetic and passionate concert event!
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-mambo-italiano-tickets-138715055465

Forte and Danika - Tuesday 16th March
Brisbane City Councils, the QUBE Effect winners 'Forte and Danika' will delight you with their original music and popular classics. Multi-instrumentalists this duo will delight you with Vocals, Harp, Violin and Piano. Be transported to another time and another place.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-danika-and-forte-tickets-138716766583

Simon Niemiński (Organ Concert) - Tuesday 23rd March
Simon Niemiński has been the Assistant Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney since 2018.  Born in London, he studied at the Royal College of Music and at Pembroke College, Cambridge as an Organ Scholar. He was an Organ Scholar of York Minster and held posts successively at both of Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Cathedrals. As Master of the Music at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral Simon directed and accompanied the choir in daily services, concerts, recordings and broadcasts. He was subsequently the Organist at St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral and Director of Music at The Robin Chapel of The Thistle Foundation in Edinburgh. As a recitalist, Simon has played at venues around the UK and beyond, including at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, St Florian’s Abbey in Austria, The Royal Canadian College of Organists’ national convention in Ontario, and Washington National Cathedral, USA. For the last two years, he has been the featured recitalist in the International Organ Festival in Japan. He has also performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and accompanied the BBC Singers. Simon has recorded a total of eleven solo CDs. Many have helped to revive the music of unjustly neglected composers such as Eugène Reuchsel, Giles Swayne, and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, and have received high accolades.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-organ-concert-simon-nieminski-tickets-138716816733

Australian Army Band Brisbane - Tuesday 30th March
Since its formation in 1949, the Australian Army Band-Brisbane (AAB-B) has become known throughout Queensland as one of the finest Australian military bands, enjoying a wide reputation for its musical excellence and impressive appearance. The AAB-B Stage Band is a hard-swinging, exciting ensemble consisting of the traditional line-up from the glorious swing era of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm, complemented with male and female vocals.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-australian-army-band-brisbane-tickets-138716886943

Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption - Tuesday 6th April
Digging deep into the delta of early jazz, ragtime, swing and Prohibition blues; Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption emerge with their own musical stylings bringing new life to the rustic sounds of the past. Armed with a tuneful artillery of two lead vocalists, twin guitars, the rattle of the washboard, double bass and the slide of the trombone, they’re winning musical hearts and dance floors with their old-time tunes and enthusiasm for this infectious music that strikes a chord in all.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-melody-graves-and-the-hokum-redemption-tickets-138717564971

The Famous Las Vegas Crooners featuring Rhydian Lewis - Tuesday 13th April
The fabulous Las Vegas showrooms served as a platform for many of the world's best crooners throughout the decades. From the 1950's to current day, audiences were enthralled by the magic of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams, Tony Bennett and more recently, new wave crooners headlined by the incomparable Michael Bublé. One of Australia's premier jazz and swing performers, Rhydian Lewis and his band pay homage to his all-time favourite crooners and their time-honoured tunes, in a special one hour concert performance.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-famous-las-vegas-crooners-ftrhydian-l-tickets-138718002279

Snake Gully Bush Band - Tuesday 20th April
The iconic Snake Gully Bush Band will perform traditional Aussie ballads and bush dance classics for you to dance and sing along to. Musical numbers including 'Click Go The Shears', 'Diamantina Drover' and 'Botany Bay', which will have you dancing in the aisles.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-snake-gully-bush-band-tickets-138718245005

Samuel Giddy (Organ Recital) - Tuesday 20th April (1pm)
Samuel Giddy has played a significant role in the Australian organ scene for the past few years. After studying piano with Israeli pianist Arnan Wiesel, Giddy began organ lessons with Philip Swanton in 2011. He gained his Licentiate in organ with distinction at age fifteen. Two years later, he commenced at the Sydney Conservatorium, majoring in organ performance and graduating in 2019. During this time, he served at St Mark’s, Darling Point, at St Paul’s, Burwood, and in his current role at St Andrew’s Cathedral. In 2019, he undertook a recital tour of England and was also a finalist in the Silbermann Competition in Freiberg, Germany. Alongside his musical schedule of performing, teaching, and liturgical playing, Giddy is currently undertaking a ministry traineeship at St Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Broadway.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-organ-recital-samuel-giddy-tickets-138718425545

Riverside Guitar Ensemble - Tuesday 27th April
The Riverside Guitar Ensemble are residents at the Queensland Conservatorium and bring together Queensland’s finest young professional guitarists with advanced students from the Conservatorium's department. They have performed extensively across the state and under the direction of internationally acclaimed musician Karin Schaupp, bringing an engaging and eclectic repertoire from classical and contemporary composers to life.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-riverside-guitar-ensemble-tickets-138718644199

The Swingin' Martinis - Tuesday 4th May
With a double scoop of comedy, a generous serving of musical mayhem and good old slapstick; The Swingin’ Martinis have put together a cocktail that any self-respecting swinger will not want to miss out on! The duo, Johnny Reid and Vinny Nowell have worked together in various guises for over 20 years and it shows! They share the same dress sense (nothing less than a tuxedo) and from the moment, they enter the room, there is an electric energy and expertise to their show.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-swingin-martinis-tickets-138718792643

The UK Bee Geez - Tuesday 11th May
The UK Bee Geez are internationally recognised as one of the most authentic Bee Gees tribute acts and happen to be locals! They will take a nostalgic musical journey through the iconic band's decades of success and varying music styles. The concert will retrace the life of the band from humble beginnings at the city of Redcliffe through to conquering the international stage.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-uk-bee-geez-bee-gees-tribute-concert-tickets-138718906985

Romp, Pomp and Pipes - Tuesday 18th May
Australian internationally acclaimed organist, Christopher Wrench and the Queensland Conservatorium Brass Band's exceptional conductor, Howard Taylor; will take you through a musical romp of bands and pipes. This will culminate in a spectacular sound explosion with some of your favourite classical and contemporary melodies including '1812 Overture', 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' Bach Toccata and Fugue and Elgar Pomp and Circumstance.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-romp-pomp-and-pipes-tickets-138719137675

Mansfield State High Celtic Ensemble - Tuesday 25th May
Experience the beauty and excitement of Celtic melodies, as the Mansfield State High School Advanced Celtic Ensemble and voices from the Chorale present 'Celtic Soul.' You will be inspired as dance and toe tapping jigs are experienced in this concert.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-mansfield-state-high-celtic-ensemble-tickets-138719252017


Image Credit: Rae Baskerville