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Sat 7 Sep

Presented by Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, QPAC & Brisbane Festival

Camerata, Lou Bennett & Lior: Ngapa William Cooper

Camerata, Lou Bennett & Lior: Ngapa William Cooper

The extraordinarily powerful story of Yorta Yorta man, Uncle William Cooper.

Not to be missed! Following their moving creation, Compassion, Lior and Nigel Westlake have teamed up with Lou Bennett to create Ngapa William Cooper, the extraordinarily powerful story of Yorta Yorta man, Uncle William Cooper.

Ngapa William Cooper was born out of a rich collaboration between composer Nigel Westlake, singer-songwriter Lior, and performer and academic Dr Lou Bennett AM. In this very special, completely unconducted, world premiere arrangement for chamber orchestra, Camerata and Lior once again join forces, this time with Lou Bennett, for this moving and heartfelt performance.

Ngapa William Cooper explores the strength and compassion of Yorta Yorta activist Uncle William Cooper. In 1938, Cooper led the Australian Aborigines’ League through the streets of Melbourne in the only non-Jewish protest worldwide against the events of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany. Performed in English and Yorta Yorta language, it is a celebration of a man who left behind a legacy of resistance, solidarity and empathy.

In the first half, audiences will also be treated to a selection of Lior and Lou’s beautiful songs especially arranged for string orchestra.


Price

$69 - $99 + Booking Fee

Times

7 pm

Duration

2 hours

Where

Concert Hall, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible

Assistive Listening

Important Info

As always, join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.

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Richly evocative

Artshub

Momentous.

Limelight

A powerful and important work.

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Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and guest artists take ownership of their music-making to form a refreshing and acclaimed voice that empowers artists, inspires audiences, and enriches communities through music.

Lior

Lior

Lior is one of Australia’s most treasured singer songwriters, renowned for his beautiful voice and songs that radiate truth and sincerity.

Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung, Dr Lou Bennett AM

Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung, Dr Lou Bennett AM

A former member of the internationally acclaimed trio Tiddas, during her 10 years with the band, Lou wrote a number of the group’s signature songs. Lou’s versatile work over the past 30 years includes various roles across the full breadth of the Arts.


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How to get there

Concert Hall, QPAC ›
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Camerata, Lou Bennett & Lior: Ngapa William Cooper

Sat 7 Sep

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