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A Patriotic Event
A Patriotic Event recreates the atmosphere and enthusiasm of an Australia at the outbreak of war. Rousing choruses, songs, speeches and musical performances evoke the spirit of community and patriotism that typified Australia's fighting spirit in 1914. When the Empire called, Australia answered. @BNECityHall
While Australia’s young men went off to battle, the war effort at home was marked by dozens of demonstrations of support including Empire Day concerts, and Red Cross and YMCA fundraising events. A Patriotic Event revives these gala spectacles for the modern day.
Featuring the Brisbane Excelsior Band and the University of Queensland Pipe Band, as well as the glorious music of the Father Henry Willis Pipe Organ and a full programme of magnificent entertainment, A Patriotic Event will lift the rafters of the main auditorium of the Brisbane City Hall a week before the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli.