Experience the mighty sound of 500 voices as they perform in a choral extravaganza live in the QPAC Concert Hall.

Music is already resonating throughout the country as participating choirs prepare for this extraordinary triennial festival, which culminates in the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival Finale Concert – a multi-generational gathering of male singers. Pemulwuy! focuses artistically and socially on men and boys, offering participation for singers of all ages and backgrounds. This year’s finale concert, entitled Voices from the Trenches, honours the World War One soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in The Somme, France.

The festival takes its name from the Aboriginal rainbow warrior, Pemulwuy, who was a member of the Bidjigal tribe. His name means 'man of the earth'. It is also the title of the music written by Paul Jarman which tells of the legend of Pemulwuy.

2017 Artistic Directors: Julie Christiansen OAM, Paul Holley OAM
2017 Guest Conductors: André J. Thomas, Kate Albury, Jonathan Bligh, Chris Burcin, Elise Bradley, Paul Holley
2017 Participating Choirs:
Ambrose Treacy College Chamber Choir – QLD
ANCA Festival Choir Birralee Blokes – QLD
Brisbane Grammar School Grammarphones – QLD
Brotherhood of St Laurence's – QLD
Bunbury Men of Song and BMOS Boys – WA
Festival Statesmen – SA
Gondwana Young Men's Choir – NSW
Hutchins Senior Choir – TAS
The Nightinguys – QLD
Newhaven Boy's Vocal Group – VIC
The Kelly Gang – VIC
Trinity College Junior Vocal Ensemble – WA
Varsity Male Ensemble – Japan
Young Adelaide Voices Male Voice Choir – SA

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Presented by QPAC in association with Voices of Birralee

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $39.90 Concession / Student^ $34.90 Child^^ $29.90 Family^^^ $119
Groups i Admission $34.90
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^Centrelink issued pension card holders, Healthcare Card. Seniors card is not accepted / Full-time students

^^15 years and under

^^^2 Adult and 2 Child tickets

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