Friday 14 October 2016, 7:30pm

QLD Conservatorium Theatre

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Conductor | Peter Morris

Enjoy the world premiere of Catherine Likhuta’s new secular oratorio, Scraps from a Madman’s Diary, commissioned by and written for the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra. Inspired by a short story from Ukrainian author Nikolai Gogol, the piece depicts the descent of a person into insanity, scene by scene, minute by minute. The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra will be conducted by Peter Morris and the choir will feature Conservatorium students joined by special guests The Australian Voices, with chorusmaster, Gordon Hamilton.

The Singing Politician

NOOSA (The J): Thu 20 Oct, 7pm
KINGAROY (St Mary's): Fri 21 Oct, 7pm
TULLY (Multipurpose Hall): Thu 27 Oct, 7pm
CAIRNS (Cairns Choral Society Hall): Fri 28 Oct, 7pm
TOOWOOMBA (USQ Artsworx): Fri 25 Nov, 7pm

In this distinctive work, Topology and The Australian Voices bring provocative text and exceptional musicianship together to create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history. Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, alongside musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Unrepresentative Swill takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths — from Menzies’ Declaration of War to Whitlam’s Well May We Say; Gillard’s Misogyny speech to Abbott’s A Stain on Our Souls — marrying them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.

Händel'S Messiah with QSO

SAT 3 Dec., 7:30pm / QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
TUE 13 Dec., 7:30 / MECC, Mackay
WED 14 Dec., 7:30pm / Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
THU 15 Dec., 7:30pm / Moncrieff Theatre, Bundaberg
FRI 16 Dec., 7:30 / Events Centre, Caloundra

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton
Soloists | Natalie Peluso, Luciana Mancini, Charles Daniels, David Wakeham
Ensemble-in-Residence | The Australian Voices

Handel declared “I think I did see all of heaven before me” when he composed Messiah. Centuries on, the power of this work still draws audiences annually. Gordon Hamilton (artistic director of The Australian Voices) conducts the QSO.