Queensland’s premier chamber orchestra, the Camerata of St John’s will observe the centenary of the First World War with two commemorative concerts in Brisbane and Toowoomba this month.

Performing music by Purcell, Bach, Debussy, and Shostakovich, ‘The Dragon Sings’ intertwines stunning music and poignant poetry in a visual and musical homage to all those who are caught up in the journey that is war.

The concert takes its inspiration from a new anthology of poems, collected, beautifully hand-scripted and illuminated by Helen Clancy McBride, and features the remarkable voice of soprano Shelli Hulcombe, with readings by acclaimed actor Barbara Lowing. This emotion-filled concert commemorates a chapter in modern history that is close to the hearts of all Australians.

‘The Dragon Sings’ will be held 23 April at the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, and 25 April at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. Tickets are available now via or call Qtix on 136246.

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