Pemulwuy! Finale Concert – Voices from the Trenches
Experience the mighty sound of 500 men and boys as they perform in a choral extravaganza live in the QPAC Concert Hall.
Music is already resonating throughout the country as participating choirs prepare for this extraordinary triennial festival, which culminates in the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival Finale Concert – a multi-generational gathering of male singers. Pemulwuy! focuses artistically and socially on men and boys, offering participation for singers of all ages and backgrounds. This year’s finale concert, entitled Voices from the Trenches, honours the World War One soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in The Somme, France.
The festival takes its name from the Aboriginal rainbow warrior, Pemulwuy, who was a member of the Bidjigal tribe. His name means ‘man of the earth’. It is also the title of the music written by Paul Jarman which tells of the legend of Pemulwuy.