Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra


Camerata    |    20 Oct 2018   |   7.00pm

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement. A Company-in-Residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Camerata’s vision is to empower artists, inspire audiences, and enrich communities through music.

Performing without a conductor, the 18-member core ensemble and their guest artists proudly take full ownership of the music-making in the spirit of chamber music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice.

Under Artistic Director Brendan Joyce, the group undertakes an annual regional Queensland tour and a subscription concert season in both Brisbane and Toowoomba.

Camerata has a reputation for innovation and interesting and adventurous programming. Camerata regularly works with performers outside the ‘classical’ sector. In 2016 Camerata was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Chamber and/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert for its concert Home featuring an all-Australian music program.

Camerata Company

Elizabeth Morgan AM – Founder       |       Brian Bartley – Chairman       |       Brendan Joyce – Artistic Director

       Adam Tucker – Executive Director       |       Angela Loh – Orchestra Manager

Performance highlights in recent years include: When Time Stops with Expressions Dance Company (2013, 2016) (Awarded 2014 APRA/AMC Queensland Performance of the Year Art Music Award); St Matthew Passion Opera Queensland (2013); Australian Festival of Chamber Music (2013-2015); Queensland Music Festival (2013, 2015, 2017); Gurrumul Yunupingu – His Life and Music Darwin Festival (2014); Bright Stars Shone for Us (QPAC 2015); and gala performances with counter-tenor Max Emanuel Cenčić and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux (Brisbane Baroque 2015, 2016).