THE dynamic sounds of Queensland’s finest youth musicians will be on show for all to appreciate at the 24th annual Queensland Catholic Schools’ and Colleges’ Music Festival.
Hosted by Villanova College, the four-day music extravaganza will run from August 14-17, across six premier Coorparoo performance venues.
“A collection of Catholic schools from across the nation will combine to celebrate musical excellence in a series of performances that will feature ensembles in a variety of musical genres,” QCMF director Dr Peter Morris said.
QCMF is the single largest music festival of its kind in Australia, showcasing more than 100 schools with 450 featured ensembles, involving more than 12,000 student performers.
From a humble start, 23 years ago, with 12 local Catholic schools competing, the festival has grown stronger and louder over the past two decades and is now the premier music event for young musicians in Queensland.
Music lovers, young and old, are invited to enjoy the festival and revel in the youthful sounds of jazz, instrumental, choral, orchestral and contemporary performances from some of Australia’s most talented school musicians.
Audiences can look forward to seeing the popular 35-member Polynesian Choir from St Thomas More College, Sunnybank. They will perform in national costume.
Another feature will be the highly anticipated Thursday Island choir from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School.
“QCMF is a not-for-profit event that relies on support from sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly, the patronage of our local music loving community,” Dr Morris said.
“This year’s event promises to be better than ever and we look forward to welcoming guests of all ages who simply share a love of music.”
The festival launches on August 14 at 4pm and music starts at 8.30am each day after that.
Tickets are $5 for one day or $10 for a four-day pass.
Anyone is welcome.
For a full list of performances and information on QCMF visit the website www.qcmf.com.au