a Queensland Music Festival production


An international collaboration that draws on the spirit of the Anzacs to today.


  • About


    An an international collaboration, Queensland Music Festival (QMF) will draw on the spirit of the Anzacs to present One Hundred & One Years, a series of inspiring concerts that both commemorates the sacrifice made by our armed forces and celebrates the peace that we enjoy today.

    From Wagner to Tipperary, Dire Straits to The Rolling Stones, music from the last 101 years (1914-2015) is interwoven with rarely seen archival footage and evocative readings sourced from diaries, letters, and soldiers’ own stories.

    The spectacular open-air concerts will feature the Australian debut of Germany’s acclaimed Saxon Wind Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Thomas Clamor, playing alongside our stellar Australian Army bands with Australian’s leading cabaret and music theatre artist Naomi Price, actor/singer Ben Mingay from Network Ten’s Wonderland, and emerging vocalist/performer Zac Parkes.

    In honour of the men and women who fought for their country, and in reflection on their youth, these performances will put the spotlight on young actors and musicians, including specially formed 30-piece community brass bands and a chorus of narrators in both Townsville and Brisbane.

    Production images by Craig Wilkinson

  • Creative Team

    Creative Team

    Creative Producer // Marguerite Pepper
    Director, Writer, Researcher // Daniel Evans
    Musical Director // Howard Taylor
    Production Designer // Josh McIntosh
    Lighting Designer // Jason Organ
    Projection Designers // optikal bloc

    Cast Includes // Ben Mingay, Naomi Price, Zac Parkes, Taylor Andrews, Jackson Arthy, Daniel Chlonta, Meagan Collins, Lachlan Davis, Garrison Dee, Sam O’Dwyer, Amanda Haworth, Reanna Jones, Terri Leigh-Redding, Stephanie Mee, Hannah Royle, Connor Sweeney, Ben Warren, Gabe Williams, Bianca Zouppas.

    Saxon Wind Philharmonic
    Conductor // Professor Thomas Clamor

    Townsville 1RAR Band
    Officer Commanding // Major Lindsay Mee

    Australian Army Band Brisbane
    Officer Commanding // Major Jeff Cocks

    Brisbane and Townsville Community Brass Bands
    Conductor // Howard Taylor