Canberra Qwire
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Past Performances


AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Sun, 21 May 2017
Qwire was honoured to perform at the 34th Canberra International AIDS Candlelight Memorial organised by the AIDS Action Council of the ACT at the National Arboretum. The theme of this year's memorial was 'Ending AIDS Together'.  Qwire performed 2 songs to remember those who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS,  'You'll never walk alone' and ' These candles we burn'.  As one of the world's oldest and largest grassroots mobilisation campaigns for HIV awareness, the International AIDS Candleight Memorial takes place annually and is led by over 1200 organisations in more than 115 countries.  


IDAHOT Performance at Film Screening of 'Zomer' (Summer)

Wed, 17 May 2017
The Embassy for the Kingdom of the Netherlands screened the film 'Zomer' (Summer) for IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) and invited Qwire to perform before the screening - Qwire was delighted to perform 'Bridge over Troubled Water' & 'Carry On'.  


In Full Swing Christmas CD Launch

Sat, 26 Nov 2016
In Full Swing Christmas CD Launch

SpringOUT Parade

Sat, 19 Nov 2016
Qwire led Canberra's first ever pride parade during the SpringOUT festival in November 2016


Fair Day

Sat, 29 Oct 2016
Qwire performed at SpringOUT's annual Fair Day on 29 October 2016 at Gorman Arts Centre.  SpringOUT Pride Festival is Canberra's queer cultural festival which affirms the pride, joy, dignity and identity of Canberra's LGBTIQ communities through events of celebration.  Fair Day continues to be one of Canberra's major grassroots community events and Qwire is proud to be part of these celbrations.  Qwire sang numbers from our Show Tunes concert as well as some old favourties : Home; Time Warp; You can't stop the beat; You'll never walk alone.  


Show Tunes - End of Year Concert 2016

Sat, 22 Oct 2016

Canberra Qwire brings sparkling fabulousness to The Q with SHOW TUNES

On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2016, The Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire performed a repertoire of favourite show tunes at The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre that had them singing all the way home. Show Tunes is Qwire’s largest production to date and it truly had it all: hope, love, triumph – and just a touch of despair (not every musical character has a happy story after all). Featuring standout moments from musicals old and new such as Evita, Les Miserables, Matilda, The Sound of Music and fourteen other greats, it’s a lifetime of shows packed into one night.

Musical director Leonard Weiss described Show Tunes as: “a spectacular undertaking for Qwire – our largest show yet. Having the opportunity to spend an entire year honing our musicality and performance skills made for a truly unique experience.”



AIDS Memorial - Candlelight Vigil

Sun, 15 May 2016
Candlelight Memorial events are held across the world to honour those who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS. As one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place annually and is led by over 1,200 organizations in more than 115 countries.  

Globally the theme for 2016 was ‘Engage, Educate, Empower’ and served as a call to work in solidarity to break down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and to give hope to new generations.
Hosted by ABC radio presenter Genevieve Jacobs, including guest speakers Senator Katy Gallagher, Professor John Dwyer, founder of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance and Emeritus Professor at the University of NSW, and well known community member Scott Malcolm, the memorial included musical performances by QWIRE and the traditional candle lighting ceremony.

Book launch for Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

Thu, 28 Apr 2016
Book launch for Kaleidoscope

"The essays in this volume have been written by those deeply concerned about the future of the Anglican Church of Australia" especially as it relates to the LGBTQIA "have not been permitted to sit in a church where they are welcomed, included and affirmed as the people of the God of welcome, inclusion, and affirmation." (Alan Cadwallader, Preface to "Kaleidoscope").

Qwire performed 2 songs (Home and Stand By Me) at the start of the launch.

Out & Loud Choral Festival- Auckland NZ

Thu, 18 Feb 2016
Qwire joined other Australian and NZ choirs to participate in the 'Out & Loud choral festival' in Auckland in February 2016.  Over 3 days we sang in churches, outside iconic venues and even walking through the streets of Auckland much to the surprise of shoppers.  Guest Conductor Dr Kathleen McGuire, internationally recognised for her choral work composed 'Singing Out and Loud' for the festival as well as teaching us 'There's a place for us' which we performed at the Grand Matinee concert.  Our Qwire sang : One Voice; Corner of the sky; We are; I lived & together with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir 'It does Get Better'.  We also paricipated in their Pride Parade.


"We Are" - Qwire in Concert

Sat, 21 Nov 2015
 


Gay Jazz

Fri, 6 Nov 2015
 

ACT Australian Of The Year Performance

Mon, 2 Nov 2015
 

Floriade 2015

Mon, 28 Sep 2015
 

A Night of Jazz

Sat, 27 Jun 2015
 

From the sublime to the Ridiculous (and everything inbetween!)

Sat, 29 Nov 2014
 

SpringOUT Fair Day Performance

Sat, 1 Nov 2014
 

Various Voices - Dublin Ireland

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 to Mon, 16 Jun 2014
 

When Qwirish Eyes are Smiling

Sat, 31 May 2014
 

Qwire end of year concert

Sat, 7 Dec 2013


Q20 Gala Concert

Sat, 22 Jun 2013


International AIDS Candelight Memorial

Sun, 19 May 2013
 

North Ainslie Primary School Fete

Fri, 15 Mar 2013
 

Qwire Celebrating Canberra Centenary

Mon, 11 Mar 2013