CANON Garland Memorial Society Incorporated proudly presents a free, twilight concert performance by some of Brisbane’s brightest and most talented music artists to honour the sacrifice and devotion to duty of the men and women who served in the Australian Defence Force during the Great War of 1914-1918, and since then.
The venue is Canon Garland Place, at the entrance to Brisbane’s historic Toowong Cemetery (at the corner of Frederick Street and Mount Coot-tha Road, Toowong) from 5pm this Sunday, 23 April 2017.
Not only will you get to savour a unique and moving musical journey as the sun sets behind the hills of Brisbane Forest Park, but as part of the inaugural Toowong Cemetery Anzac Commemorations – hosted by Brisbane City Council over the evenings of 21 to 29 April – afterwards you can enjoy a family-friendly lighting installation and guided tours that wind their way through the cemetery and then, with the help of theatrical performers, get to hear about the amazing deeds and sacrifice of a selection of the 393 returned servicemen and servicewomen who now rest eternally in Toowong Cemetery’s “Soldiers’ Corner”.
Take pride in learning something about the Spirit of the Anzacs who, in their tens of thousands, answered their nation’s call to to defend the Homeland and to resist tyranny and oppression.
Get to see Toowong Cemetery in a whole new light – literally!
For more details and to let us know if you are interested in attending, go to our Facebook events page. Check out the Brisbane City Council’s event listing or the Visit Brisbane event listing as well.
Won’t you put the inaugural “In Remembrance” Twilight Concert in your diary?
Take the opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about a place of tranquility and grandeur that is officially off-limits to the general public after the sun goes down. Oh, and on this one evening, enjoy heavenly live music, angelic voices and songs worthy of such a spectacularly unusual and unlikely concert stage.
Featuring musicians drawn from the Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra, tenor Gregori Scanlan, concert pianist Ben Drozdovskii, vocalist Ashleigh Denning, Carina’s Sing Australia community-based choir, the Holy Annunciation Russian Orthodox Church Choir and other performers, this unique, hour-long and family-friendly event will take place against the serene backdrop of Brisbane’s largest and most picturesque cemetery.
Ross Hielscher of the Canon Garland Memorial Society Incorporated (the “CGMS”) – organisers of this Twilight Concert – will act as the Master of Ceremonies.
A touching Great War-era poem and a recital of some thoughts of the Reverend Canon David John Garland, OBE – the “Architect of ANZAC Day” – will be delivered by CGMS’s Gordon Appleby and the Reverend Canon Emeritus Bruce Maughan, OAM RFD GCSJ MMSJ MACE.
Let us entertain you and your family with this stunning pre-Anzac Day event!
All are welcome, there is free parking, bring a rug or cushion to sit on, and – best of all – admission is FREE!
Here are some details about our cavalcade of fabulous artists – all of whom are donating their time and talents to the Twilight Concert FOR FREE!