Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is pleased to announce its annual Spirit of Christmas concerts will proceed in 2020 despite the challenges of COVID-19.
QPAC will present three concerts featuring a specially adapted program of songs and music, offering audiences a
QPAC Chief Executive John Kotzas said that challenging times highlight the importance of family and friends and taking time to reflect and connect through festive traditions.
“Presented every year since QPAC opened in 1985, and in fact even before we opened with a special concert for the QPAC construction workers, Spirit of Christmas has become a much-loved annual tradition for Queensland and visiting families,” Mr Kotzas said.
“Each year QPAC brings together an exceptional line up of artists and our 2020 Spirit of Christmas, which will round off our 35th birthday year, will be no exception.
“We are pleased to announce two of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars, Amy Lehpamer and Josh
Piterman as headline artists, to be joined by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the 28‑voice QPAC Chamber Choir and a host of other special guests.
“Christmas is a time to celebrate, reflect, give and receive. With the recently announced easing of restrictions, we are pleased that more people will be able to take in these special concerts with their loved ones and cherished friends.”
Making her Spirit of Christmas debut, Amy Lehpamer is well known to musical theatre fans with stage credits including Maria in The Sound of Music, Dusty Springfield in Dusty and Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, for which she won a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a supporting Role in a Musical. Most recently she wowed audiences as Principal Mullins in the Australian tour of School of Rock the Musical. Usually residing in
Audiences are equally lucky
Esteemed international conductor, Dane Lam will feature in QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas concerts for the first time leading the magnificent
Other special guests include Queensland
Aunty Ruth Ghee will open each concert with a First Nations blessing and song and Salvation Army’s Major Scott Allen will deliver the Christmas message.
QPAC’s Spirit of Christmas concerts are an occasion to enjoy uplifting songs, be inspired by Christmas’ enduring message of love and peace and enjoy much loved Christmas carols.
Spirit of Christmas
EVENT DURATION: Approximately 75 minutes no interval