Rising Brisbane talent Ebony Banks will join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for their Lights, Camera, Action concert this month, featuring music from the classic soundtracks of Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter and Disney’s highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen.
The Brisbane-born young singer – currently studying a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium – will showcase her talent and belt out the notes to Frozen favourite Let it Go at the concert on Sunday 19 June.
Having just finished playing the lead role of Charity in the Queensland Conservatorium production of Sweet Charity, and previously starring in The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance and Godspel, it’s safe to say Ebony’s singing career is on a roll.
Ebony’s love for the arts first started while dancing at Sharon Alback Dance Centre at Redcliffe, where she invested many hours studying. In 2011, at age 13, she discovered her voice and began her involvement in community theatre at Brisbane Junior Theatre — and she’s been kicking goals ever since!
Some of the other soundtracks to be performed during the concert include the Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare, John Williams’ Star Wars Suite with The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme) and Princess Leia’s theme, as well as music from the Harry Potter series like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry’s Wondrous World.
The family friendly concert will also feature a range of songs from Frozen, including Frozen Heart, Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, In Summer, Let It Go and For the First Time in Forever, as well as Let it Go.
Other cinematic classics to be performed include the Pirates of the Caribbean and The Curse of the Black Pearl themes, and Williams’ E.T. Adventures on Earth.
After the concert, check out the String Garden by Simply for Strings and immerse yourself in the world of string instruments.
Enter an enchanting environment where the seeds of music are planted in all who walk through its arch. Look, touch, listen, learn and play all the instruments in the violin family. Feel free to try a violin, viola, cello or double bass in your own secret garden with no pressure or expectation.
If playing is not for you though, be sure to check out the deconstructed violin table where you can see how a violin is created and all the components that go in to making string instruments.
Lights, Camera, Action! will be held at the Courier-Mail Piazza on Sunday 19 June at 11:30am
To book, visit www.qso.com.au.