One Hundred & One Years

One Hundred & One Years

In an international collaboration, Queensland Music Festival (QMF) will draw on the spirit of the Anzacs to present One Hundred & One Years, a series of inspiring concerts that both commemorates the sacrifice made by our armed forces and celebrates the peace that we enjoy today.

From Wagner to Tipperary, Dire Straits to The Rolling Stones, music from the last 101 years (1914-2015) is interwoven with rarely seen archival footage and evocative readings sourced from diaries, letters, and soldiers’ own stories.

The spectacular open-air concerts will feature the Australian debut of Germany’s acclaimed Saxon Wind Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Thomas Clamor, playing alongside our stellar Australian Army bands with Australian’s leading cabaret and music theatre artist Naomi Price, actor/singer Ben Mingay from Network Ten’s Wonderland, and emerging vocalist/performer Zac Parkes.

In honour of the men and women who fought for their country, and in reflection on their youth, these performances will put the spotlight on young actors and musicians, including specially formed 30-piece community brass bands and a chorus of narrators in both Townsville and Brisbane.

Don’t miss your chance to witness this powerful and fitting tribute.


16 Jul / 17 Jul 6.30pm 2015


Jezzine Barracks
Kissing Point, Townsville

Bring a blanket, chair or cushion
This is an alcohol free event


19 Jul 6pm


Brisbane Riverstage
Gardens Point Rd, Brisbane

Bring a blanket, chair or cushion
This is an alcohol free event



View the Event Program online now!

Vocalists: Ben Mingay, Naomi Price, Zac Parkes
Saxon Wind Philharmonic
Conducted by Professor Thomas Clamor
Townsville 1RAR Band
Officer Commanding Major Lindsay Mee
Australian Army Band Brisbane
Officer Commanding Major Jeff Cocks
Brisbane and Townsville Community Brass Bands
Conducted by Howard Taylor

Narrators: Taylor Andrews, Jackson Arthy, Daniel Chlonta, Meagan Collins, Lachlan Davis, Garrison Dee, Sam O’Dwyer, Amanda Haworth, Reanna Jones, Terri Leigh-Redding, Stephanie Mee, Hannah Royle, Connor Sweeney, Ben Warren, Gabe Williams, Bianca Zouppas

Marguerite Pepper, Creative Producer
Daniel Evans, Researcher/Writer/Director
Howard Taylor, Musical Director
Josh McIntosh, Production Designer
Jason Organ, Lighting Designer
optikal bloc, Projection Designers

6.30pm - Jezzine Barracks Townsville
6.30pm - Jezzine Barracks Townsville
6pm - Riverstage Brisbane

One Hundred & One Years is presented by Queensland Music Festival, the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and Townsville City Council.


Gold Partners
Seymour Whyte QUT Creative Industries

Silver Partner
Goethe InstituteFederal Foreign Office

Bronze Partner
State Library of Queensland Wingate Properties Kirwan State High School

Media Partners
Townsville BulletinLogo_7localnews_101yearsLogo_abc630_101yearsABC Local Radio

This event is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.


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