QPAC delivers workmanlike Messiah for the 2017 festive season

QPAC hosted an All-Australian version of Handel’s Messiah in early December. The Messiah is a stirring, wonderful piece of music; technically an oratoria in which the orchestra supports a choir, soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor and baritone. The music steadily works through the Christian church year, from Advent through to Pentecost, then on to Eternity. Messiah …

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Corruption in the ‘Moonlight State’

Like many small towns grown large, by the 1980s Brisbane had become corrupt. Small towns do not start out corrupt, they just grow into it. What starts out as the necessity of looking out for each other and a rather less attractive distrust of strangers eventually becomes much more sinister. This corrupt mindset reached its …

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Captain Patrick Logan: haunted by the ghosts of the Peninsula Campaign?

Seldom has a man who achieved so much been so vilified as Captain Patrick Logan, the second commandant of the penal colony at Moreton Bay, and some say the founder of Queensland. And that vilification is not the result of applying 21st Century sensibilities to events 200 years old. Logan was posted to what was …

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