Presented every year since the Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened in 1985, the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ concerts have been a staple of the centre’s annual line-up. With Christmas almost upon us, QPAC have confirmed that tickets for the 2015 ‘Spirit of Christmas’ concerts have now gone on sale and can be purchased either online or via their box office.
A number of individuals will be making their Spirit of Christmas debut in 2015 as guest stars, including actor/singer Michael Cormick (Phantom of the Opera, Annie The Musical) and Opera Australia Young Artist mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley (Brisbane Baroque Festival, Great Opera Hits Sydney Opera House).
Conducted by Simon Kenway, the concerts will feature an assortment of talent including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the 250 voice Spirit of Christmas Choir comprising the QPAC Choir, Brisbane Chorale, and Resonance of Birralee; and the Brisbane Birralee Voices Children’s Choir. Also in attendance will be international tenor Jaewoo Kim, and recent musical theatre graduates Sophie Perkins and Oliver Samson from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Jenny Woodward will be hosting the concert this year, and the Christmas message will be delivered by Botswana born community leader, Sharon Orapeleng.
Three sessions of Spirit of Christmas will be held. The first will be at 7PM on Friday 18 December. The second and third sessions will be the next day at 2PM and 7PM. Do note that tickets for the 2PM session are almost sold out as of writing.