Pre-dating the official launch of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre itself, the annual Spirit of Christmas concert has been a staple of QPAC annual calendar. But whether COVID-19 keeps you away from performing arts venues a little bit longer, you are interstate, or just crave an alternative to other broadcast Christmas concerts – QPAC has today announced that this year’s concert will be made available via their official website on Friday 24 December 2021 at 7.00pm.
The concert itself will be held in the QPAC Concert Hall, in-front of a live audience. This year’s festivities will be hosted by Brisbane television personality Sofie Formica, and musical theatre stars Amy Lehpamer (School of Rock, The Sound of Music) and Lucy Maunder (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda the Musical). Musical accompaniment will provided by Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QOS) under musical director and conductor Simon Kenway, alongside the voices of the QPAC Chamber Choir.
The traditional Christmas Message will be delivered by Major Scott Allen of The Salvation Army (Although having been in attendance for several years, this message should not be seen as purely religious or a major part of the night’s proceedings), while a Welcome to Country will be performed by Aunty Raelene Baker.
Click HERE on the night (or bookmark it today!) to access the livestream.