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Past Performance:

Heartstrings in the Upper House

Fri 26th August 2022, from 6:00pm

Upper House, Queensland Parliament


About this concert

A liederabend in Queensland's premier heritage building.

The Queensland Former Parliamentary Members' Association presents Heartstrings in the Upper House - a liederabend in Queensland's premier heritage building in support of the Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation.

Join artists from Voxalis for an intimate evening of music in the stunning Upper House of the Queensland Parliament featuring songs by Schumann, Brahms and Strauss.

The Liederabend “evening of song” originated in the 1800s when lovers of music and musicians would gather in someone’s home to perform popular songs of their time.

About Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation

The Small Steps 4 Hannah Foundation exists to HALT the cycle of domestic violence so that everyone can feel respected, informed, confident to act, and safe.

By attending Heartstrings in the Upper House, you can help fund the Foundation's work to H (Hannah) A (Aaliyah) L (Laianah) T (Trey) domestic and family violence

The murder of Hannah Clarke and her children was a ‘line in the sand’ moment in Australia; a moment when our community came together and said that ‘where domestic and family violence is concerned, enough is enough!’.

Program to include

Debussy Nuit d'etoiles

Strauss Excerpts from Mädchenblumen

Ravel Le Paon

plus more by Satie, Zemlinsky, Elgar, Schumann, and Weil 


Fri  26th August, 2022 - Dinner 6:00pm, Performance 7:30pm

Upper House, Queensland Parliament

George St, Brisbane City QLD 400

Tickets from $50 + transaction fees

Of course, for Lloyd, Sue and Nat Clarke it was much more than that. On that fateful day in February 2020, the Clarke family lost four beautiful souls in the worst of circumstances.

In their quest to honour Hannah, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey and ensure that no family should endure this pain again, the Clarke family have started a movement for change – Small Steps 4 Hannah – to put a HALT to the incidences and severity of domestic and family violence in Australia.

Through Small Steps 4 Hannah it is the hope of the Clarke family to harness the collective desire of us all to make positive changes required to HALT domestic and family violence and take the steps required to do it; small steps that will eventually be giant leaps forward.

Together we can work to HALT domestic and family violence in Australia.

The artists

Jolanta Kudra soprano

Jolanta Kudra soprano

Shikara Ringdahl mezzo soprano

Shikara Ringdahl mezzo soprano

Camilo Lopez baritone Voxalis

Camilo Lopez baritone

Mark Connors piano

Mark Connors piano


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