Best of British, Pops concert series to entertain Brisbane
THE Queensland Pops Orchestra prides itself on its versatility and never more so than in the highly anticipated Best of British concerts, which have been entertaining Brisbane audiences since the 1980s. The music of the British Isles is ever-powerful, ever-moving, and ever entertaining and be assured that the feast prepared for 2016 is all that and much more.
This concert series is a favourite of not only the orchestra, but also of our many "Friends" and supporters.
Lining up for this one will be a spectacular cast of singers, musicians and dancers to thrill and delight in the Pops' inimitable, magnanimous way.
There'll be sing-a-longs and tributes to some of Britain's best-loved composers. Headlining Best of British will be special guest artists Elizabeth Lewis and Jason Barry-Smith, who return to strut their stuff with a glittering selection of Best of British favourites.
Be treated to the soaring purity of Elizabeth's soprano and Jason's expansive baritone - their combined experience and on-stage rapport will ensure a regular supply of "wow" moments, culminating in a finale which will have you dancing in the aisles ... and waving flags!
Adding spectacle and vocal magic will be Queensland Festival Chorus and Toowoomba Contemporary Chorale. A beautiful performance of The Lord is My Shepherd from the ABC's Vicar of Dibley by the Children from the Cathedral Chapel Choir is guaranteed to send a shiver up your spine.
So grab a flag, warm up your vocal cords and join with us to celebrate the best of all things British on Saturday, May 7, 2.30pm and 7.30pm at the Concert Hall QPAC http://www.qpac.com.au and Sunday, May 15 at 2.30pm at the Empire Theatre Toowoomba http://www.empiretheatre.com.au.