The spectacular Gala programme will be presented at the iconic Customs House, opening with the Theme and Variations from the well-known “Trout Quintet” played by ‘Cerebrum’ a string quartet consisting of the Conservatorium and The University of Queensland’s finest string players.
The Operatic Repertoire will include Madame Butterfly's dramatic and captivating Un Bel Di to be sung by the winner of the Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera Scholarships, Zara Barrett, who is performing the principal role of Turandot for Australian Opera 2015. Guests will also be treated to Queen of the Night's stratospheric arias from Singapore Lyric Opera soprano Cherylene Liew, and experience the depths of the vocal range with Sarastro played by basso profundo David Hibbard, he will be accompanied by the male voices of the Conservatorium Chamber Choir.
This event supports the work of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) and Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld), who play a significant role in the continued success of the combined battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease and to support those affected.
Tickets for the inaugural Charity of Freemasons Queensland Gala Evening are $100 and includes – pre-concert canapés and a post-concert reception.