The Brisbane Pride Choir will premiere a new composition, Mianjin Millen.
The ‘belonging’ concert at the State Library’s Red Box on May 28.
The composition is the work of Melbourne composer Benjamin Leske, a former music director of Melbourne’s queer shOUT Youth Chorus.
“Mianjin Millen celebrates the journeys of the Choir members and their wishes for the future,” he explained.
“It captures small elements in Brisbane’s LGBTI history – Dornoch Bridge and the Story Bridge Hotel, both places important in the fight for equality and it celebrates the unity of singing within a diverse community and the layers of identity.
“I also wanted to give a sense of the Brisbane river as it winds its way through this beautiful city.”
“The work honours the local Jagera people and Turrbal people and I appreciated the support by Yuggera elder, Uncle Des Sandy to use Yuggera words within the work.”
The Brisbane Pride Choir was established in 1998 and is open to all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and straight allies who love to sing. They rehearse each Tuesday evening at the New Farm Library meeting room from 7.30pm.
The choir recently performed at the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) Fair Day in Queens Park in Brisbane.
The Brisbane Pride Choir’s ‘belonging’ concert on May 28 will begin at 6pm in the Red Box at the Queensland State Library.
The performance held during National Reconciliation Week. Tickets can be purchased online at brisbanepridechoir.org.au.
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