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The Silver Screen

Sunday 14th March 2021 at 2pm

Schonell Theatre, The University of Queensland
Adults $30, Concessions $26, Students $12 and under 5 free
Tickets for Schonell Theatre concerts may be purchased by calling Maree Williamson on (07) 3378 2384 or at the door

Ample free parking available.  Complimentary programs and post-concert refreshments are also provided.

Sunday 21st March 2021 at 2pm

Church of Christ Kenmore Community Centre
41, Brookfield Rd. Kenmore
Adults $30, Concessions $26, Students $12 and under 5 free
Tickets online at with Trybooking, or also available at the door

After a long COVID absence, the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra is thrilled to welcome back our audience to our first concert of 2021, entitled The Silver Screen.  We will be presenting and celebrating the amazing music that has been written for some of our favourite movies, a program that promises to be both nostalgic and uplifting!

The orchestra will be performing selections from some great musicals, both old and new. These include some toe-tapping pieces from Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, some great songs from Mamma Mia (the music made famous by ABBA), music from the ever-popular movie Grease and some rollicking pieces from the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean! We will also be presenting the beautiful music from Forrest Gump, as well as a show-stopping medley from the amazing movie The Greatest Showman.

We are very excited to feature a new guest artist this concert – Zannah – a very talented singer and songwriter with a wealth of experience in performing and recording, and a passion for music from different cultures. She will be performing some diverse songs – Blue Moon (Rogers and Hart), an old favourite - A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Maids of Cadiz (by Delibes) and a beautiful Mexican song called Cucurrucucu Paloma, accompanied by our very own talented guitarist, James Lloyd.

The BCPO will also perform some movie favourites such as Dam Busters, Born Free and the exquisite Schindler’s List, performed by our esteemed conductor, Chen Yang.

So please join us for The Silver Screen and help us to celebrate our return to the stage with this wonderfully entertaining and memorable concert – definitely one not to be missed!!


Chen Yang (Conductor)

Chen Yang was appointed concertmaster of the Queensland Theatre Orchestra (QTO) after graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with distinction in violin performance. He later joined the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) for many years.

Chen is currently the leader and conductor of Corda Spiritus Orchestra of Brisbane and The Sinfonia of St Andrew’s Orchestra. He appears regularly as guest conductor for The Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra in their annual Metro Concert Series.  In 2014 he was invited to conduct The Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra in a Gala Concert celebrating their 20thAnniversary.

Chen has worked in music education for many years with his long association with the Queensland Youth Orchestra (QYO) leading their Junior String Ensemble (JSE) consisting of up to 70 talented young string players. At present he is also conductor and string teacher at St Hilda’s School, Southport.

His other musical interests include playing baroque violin with The Badinerie Players of Brisbane.    



Guest artist: Susanna O'Leary

Zannah is an award winning songstress who wears her heart on her sleeve and draws audiences with her commanding world vocal style and engaging performances. Unable to be boxed into one genre, her musical style reflects her contemporary training, Colombian heritage and exploration into Persian, Flamenco and Irish vocal styles.

She has recorded three albums of her own music and has performed in various bands at notable Australian venues and events including Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Cabaret Festival, Easterfest, and BEMAC events. 









Zannah will be accompanied by our resident classical guitarist, James Lloyd.










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