Celtic Mist will open the 2019 Queensland Pops Orchestra series in May at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). After almost 35 years of providing traditional orchestral music mixed with new arrangements, the Queensland Pops Orchestra is excited to present Celtic Mist and guest artists Gregory Moore and Sarah Calderwood. Sarah will delight the audience with her impeccable voice and enchanting Irish flute playing, and Pops Pin-up boy and well-known talent Gregory Moore will make his return to the Celtic music genre. Alongside these two special guests, Kevin Higgins will also be making a special appearance, performing on the Uilleann Pipes.

In 2013, the Queensland Pops Orchestra re-emerged under its new owner, conductor and music director Patrick Pickett. With 37 years of training and experience which he gained through his military musical career, university lecturing, professional conducting, arts management and leadership, philanthropy and public speaking, Pickett has brought immediate and exciting change to the capabilities of the Pops. “He will take you to the depths of your soul and then raise you up to the mountain tops with triumphant finales,” the Queensland Pops Orchestra confirms.

The 2019 performance will feature the Brisbane Boys College Pipes and Drums, after completing their performances at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and returning home. The well known OzScot Highland Dance and the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance will also provide entertainment and a world class performance. Together, these dancers have won state, national and international titles and are ranked among the top dancers globally.

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