Popular Music

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Popular Music

Explore popular music made available online by performing arts centres and artists from around the world including works by Ben Folds, Isol-aid, Andrew Lloyd Weber and many more.


The Australian Girls Choir and Girls from Oz have produced a beautiful version of Walk with Me featuring more than 180 girls from around Australia – including Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Carnarvon, Halls Creek, Lockhart River, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The recording celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2020.

On Sunday mornings from 9am join singer-songwriter Ben Folds for his new weekly requests concert live from his apartment, which is a lovely way to start Sunday.

Filmed on Stage is an online database for filmed Broadway and West End theatre, offering a range of musicals and plays.

Ghost Quartet recorded at the McKittrick Hotel in New York.

Hamilton, the Pulitzer prize-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda is now available to stream on Disney +. Featuring the original Broadway cast.

He’s Every Woman: Justin Clausen and Jamie Burgess journey through their ‘hairbrush singing years’, re-imagining the iconic GIRL songs that shaped their world-view, and encouraged them both to sing out loud and proud! Keep an eye out for guest appearances from Cher and Celine Dion!

Isol-aid is a music festival for the now. With a revolving line-up each week you can catch your favourite artists stream from their homes via Instagram Live. Some QPAC favourites including Deborah Conway, Missy Higgins and Ngaiire have featured in the past.

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater is offering a free series of live-streamed and archival performances on its YouTube channel.

Living Room Concerts is a series established by BroadwayWorld to bring video performances direct from the living rooms of Broadway performers.

Marlon Williams has released the live concert film from his 2019 performance Live at Auckland Town Hall. The concert showcases why the Kiwi balladeer is famed for having one of the greatest voices of his generation.

Set your alarm’s for Tuesday 10am as Metallica will be releasing an iconic live performance on their YouTube channel every week. We’ll take no responsibility for any headbanging related injuries.

Playbill have an incredible guide to where and when to watch captures of live plays and musicals, from Broadway, the National Theatre and more! Performances available include Antony & Cleopatra staring Ralph Fiennes, A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson and Frankenstein featuring Benedict Cumberbatch.

British Alt-rockers Radiohead need no introduction and they won’t be leaving you High and Dry during isolation times. No surprises that they’ll be releasing a full live show on their YouTube channel each week.

SoccerMommy (real name Sophie Allison) should be touring her critically acclaimed new album across the U.S. right now. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old has been forced to improvise. In lieu of traditional touring she has launched an 8-bit music video tour, hitting up some of the cities she was meant to be passing through.

Stars In The House is a daily online mini-show hosted by Seth Rudetsky. Each episode features stars of stage and screen singing and performing live from home.

The Little Red Company is streaming Naomi Price and guests performing on Facebook live every Friday night at 8pm in The IsoLate Late Show.

The Pub Choir has created a wonderful version of Close to You (Burt Bacharach) featuring over 1,000 singers from around the world singing from home in a Pub Choir Couch Choir initiative.

The Sofa Singers is a free & weekly online singing event from James Sills that brings hundreds of people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection.

Each week on The State of Music you’ll catch exclusive artist interviews and stunning pre-recorded performances, curated and professionally filmed by the Mushroom team. The show is then live-streamed direct to your couch. Featured performers include QPAC favourites Kate Miller-Heidke, Missy Higgins, Birds of Tokyo and more.

Woodford Folk Festival is streaming a 30-minute performance every Tuesday to Sunday via their Facebook page.


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