Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret

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The Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret is a free development program that provides Brisbane seniors the opportunity to learn from the best in the biz and develop their creative and artistic talents in a non-competitive, supportive environment. If you can dream it, you can do it!

Throughout the program, participants will work alongside professional mentors in a masterclass environment and be guided through a series of developmental classes, providing them with the tools and encouragement to perform.

The Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret has concluded for 2022.

Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the program, registrations for the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret 2023 will open mid-2023.

The Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret program is made up of three parts.

1. Masterclasses

Throughout July and August participants take part in free masterclasses across Brisbane, working one-on-one with some of Australia's most popular performers and vocal coaches to develop their skills and talents.

Previously, the focus of the masterclass sessions has included:

  • overcoming stage fright
  • stage craft
  • vocal technique
  • group singing
  • song and dance
  • a healthy voice
  • less is more
  • how to hit those high notes
  • ukulele and voice.

2. Showcases

After completing the masterclasses, some participants have the opportunity to perform in a showcase and set the stage alight with their singing, dancing and instrumental skills in various venues across Brisbane. Audiences are welcome to attend.

3. Cabaret Gala

The Lord Mayor’s Seniors Gala Cabaret takes place at Brisbane City Hall in late October and features performances by some of Brisbane’s most talented seniors who participated in the program, as well as celebrity guests.

More information

For more things to see and do for seniors, visit Seniors in Brisbane.

Last updated: 11 November 2022

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