JAMES MORRISON INVITES YOU TO BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
Queensland Music Festival invites musicians across the nation to converge on Brisbane to break two official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM in one day – the World’s Biggest Orchestra and the Largest Trumpet Ensemble.
Registrations for this landmark event open 9am, Monday April 8.
QMF Artistic Director James Morrison said the two events, which will take place on Saturday July 13 at Suncorp Stadium and in the heart of Brisbane City, will ensure the Festival kicks off with a bang.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make musical history,” Mr Morrison said.
“We need 6,500 musicians to break the current record for the World’s Biggest Orchestra and more than 1,200 trumpeters to break the record for the Largest Trumpet Ensemble.”
“Whether you’re part of a school or community orchestra, concert or brass band, a professional musician or play just for fun, we need you to be part of this historic moment.”
Arts Minister Ian Walker said the World’s Biggest Orchestra was a way for all Queenslanders to participate in the arts.
“Thousands of people coming together for the chance of a lifetime promises to be a thrilling event and is just one more example of the enormous power the Queensland Music Festival will generate across our state in July,” Mr Walker said.
Morrison is arranging a set of three iconic pieces specifically for the event.
“Of course, this is an Australian orchestra so we’re going to start with Waltzing Matilda, and being a symphonic event, we need to pay tribute to one of the grand masters, so Banjo Patterson will be followed by Beethoven with Ode to Joy.
“And for the grand finale we are going to rock out with Queen’s iconic We Will Rock You.”
There are easy parts and more challenging parts written for each instrument, so no matter what your level – and even if you haven’t played for years – Morrison is inviting you to put Brisbane’s name into the record books.
“Even if you don’t play you can still participate in this special event – after all, every orchestra needs an audience.”
For details and registrations, visit worldsbiggestorchestra.com.
World’s Biggest Orchestra is presented by Queensland Music Festival and Brisbane City Council, with the generous support of Network Ten, Brisbane Airport Corporation, The Courier-Mail/Sunday Mail, Brisbane Marketing and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Queensland Music Festival is a state-wide celebration of music with a vision to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences.
From 12 – 28 July, the best of local, national and international talent will perform every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in over 30 regions from Warwick to Winton, Mackay to Mt Isa, Birdsville to Brisbane and beyond.
Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.
WORLD’S BIGGEST ORCHESTRA KEY DATES
8 APRIL EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS OPEN $15/$20
17 MAY EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS CLOSE
14 JUNE GROUP REGISTRATIONS CLOSE
28 JUNE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE
13 JULY LARGEST TRUMPET ENSEMBLE & WORLD’S BIGGEST ORCHESTRA
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