11 Sep 2015

Queensland Pops Orchestra Brings the Best of Celtic Music

Queensland Pops Orchestra’s magnificent concert spectacular, A Celtic Gathering will combine music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the broader Celtic nations in one show on October 11.

Lead by new Musical Director Patrick Pickett and special guest artists, Gregory Moore and soprano Lisa Lockland-Bell, the show features the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums, The Thistle Highland Dancers and Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, this concert promises to be the most exciting and outstanding Celtic gathering ever staged by the Pops.

Gregory and Lisa will lead audiences from The Heather on the Hill down The Road to the Isles to TheBonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond, keeping the Celtic flame burning brightly throughout this lively and visually stunning show.

Gregory Moore’s mellow tenor voice and wink-and-grin stage craft has endeared him to Pops audiences for 17 years and Lisa Lockland-Bell’s radiant voice and vocal flexibility sees her move from classic opera to Broadway works with ease.  Lisa’s love of the Celtic repertoire will be felt by everyone and her rendition of the Scottish lullaby Dream Angus is legendary in Pops circles.

There will be plenty of swirling kilts and clicking heels on stage – leading the charge will be Pipe Major Roddy MacDonald, who has been at the forefront of bagpipe composition and performance for over 40 years.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au