13-14 November Myora Kruger and Special Guest.
20-21 November Chris Williams in concert with Southern Cross Soloists.
Take your seat on the foreshore, overlooking the sea, and settle in for some sublime weekend listening at our sunset sessions.
Our intimate concerts feature stellar Queensland musicians, sure to delight discerning ears. Let your imagination soar as Noonuccal/Nooghie/Kombumerri opera singer Myora Kruger and special guests serenade us under a twilight sky. Feel your heart pound to the exhilarating sounds of trumpeter and didgeridoo player Chris Williams, a descendant of the Wakka Wakka people, in concert with the Southern Cross Soloists (SXS), one of Australia’s pre-eminent chamber music ensembles. Join us for a transporting musical evening under the stars.
Myora Kruger is a 23 year old Kombumerri and Nughi woman of the Gold Coast. She began classical training in singing at the age of 11, and has practiced under Gaynor Morgan since then. She has performed in many Operas on the Gold Coast including Opera Australia's production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in 2014, Opera Queenslands productions of Rossini's Barber of Seville in 2016, and Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore in 2018. She has just graduated from Bond University with a Doctorate of Medicine, and will begin her career as a Doctor at Gold Coast University Hospital next year.
Chris Williams - As a didgeridoo soloist he has performed in various countries including Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ireland, France, Austria, The UK, Italy, The Holy See, South Africa and Israel. In many of these countries he conducted workshops at various schools and institutions and was able to share the Indigenous Australian Culture. Performance highlights include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Vatican.
Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) is synonymous with excellence, delivering quality music-making both in Australia and internationally. Over the past 25 years, SXS has established itself as one of Australia’s pre-eminent chamber music ensembles. Comprised of leading soloists from across Australia, SXS creates and performs dynamic, unique and world-class musical experiences for audiences of all ages. SXS annually employs over 85 artists and art workers, mentors the next generation of performers and offers participation opportunities across a broad spectrum of activities. It has established itself as a company with a growing national and international reputation, performing, learning and celebrating music through intimate connections with artists, audiences and communities. In 2020 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of music-making as an ensemble.