Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra From My Homeland

25 May 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
1 hour 20 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$89 - $99 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

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Concession, Youth, Student, Child, Groups

Evocative and profound Australian music that explores individual stories and our connection to place, featuring ARIA-Award-nominated artists didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and captivating violinist Véronique Serret.

Camerata will intertwine works from esteemed Australian composers Margaret Sutherland, Frederick Septimus Kelly, Brenda Gifford, Cameron Patrick, and William Barton and Véronique Serret, in an expressive and heartfelt performance for chamber orchestra. These evocative works conjure vivid Australian soundscapes and the universal stories and experiences that we tie to our homeland.

From the sorrowful melodies in Kelly’s Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brooke, the syncopated, step-like rhythms of Gifford’s Bardju (Footprints) to the colourful yet brooding Lines of the Southern Cross (Patrick), this performance explores the full breadth of emotion.

Featuring special guests William Barton, leading Australian didgeridoo virtuoso and composer, and the dynamic and versatile violinist, Véronique Serret, for their 2022 work Bushfire Requiem in a brand-new version for chamber orchestra, this will be an exciting all-Australian music program that celebrates our talent, stories, and unique experiences.

Please join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.

Presented by Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra


Margaret Sutherland Concerto for Strings
Frederick Septimus Kelly Elegy In Memoriam Rupert Brooke
Brenda Gifford Bardju (Footprints)
Cameron Patrick Lines of the Southern Cross
William Barton and Veronique Serret Bushfire Requiem
Wild Card Mystery Guest


Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
William Barton, didgeridoo
Veronique Serret, violin

About Camerata

Camerata is a two-time Helpmann Award nominated chamber orchestra and known for their innovative and adventurous programming, thriving on collaborations with artists across a range of artforms.

Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and guest artists take ownership of their music-making to form a refreshing and acclaimed voice that empowers artists, inspires audiences, and enriches communities through music.

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