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A Night with World Class Opera Singers
The inaugural Gala -brought to you by Hand Heart Pocket - The Charity of Freemasons Queensland, QBI and Alzheimer's Australia (Qld). This Gala Evening will bring together some of the world's leading musical performances in support of Alzheimer's research and care.

Victoria Beedle - CEO Alzheimer's Australia (Qld), said, "With a new case of dementia diagnosed every six minutes in Australia, the need for groundbreaking research and a suite of services to assist people living with dementia, is critical."

This event supports the work of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Alzheimer's Australia (Qld), who play a significant role in the continued success of the combined battle to understand Alzheimer's disease and to support those affected.

QBI Director Professor Perry Bartlett said the event is an integral way to support the research into Alzheimer's disease research in Queensland. "We're enormously enthusiastic about our partnership with the Queensland branch of Alzheimer's Australia," Professor Bartlett said. "Together we're ensuring the work done at the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at QBI is rapidly translated into better health outcomes for people living with Alzheimer's in Australia," he said. "Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure – for this reason we are delighted to partner with the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at QBI."

Customs House

The spectacular Gala programme will be presented at the iconic Customs House , opening with the Theme and Variations from the well-known "Trout Quintet" played by 'Cerebrum' a string quartet consisting of the Conservatorium and The University of Queensland's finest string players. The Operatic Repertoire will include Madame Butterfly's dramatic and captivating "Un Bel Di" to be sung by the winner of the Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera Scholarships, Zara Barrett, who is performing the principal role of Turandot for Australian Opera 2015.

Guests will also be treated to Queen of the Night's stratospheric arias from Singapore Lyric Opera soprano Cherylene Liew, and experience the depths of the vocal range with Sarastro played by basso profundo David Hibbard, he will be accompanied by the male voices of the Conservatorium Chamber Choir.

Tickets for the inaugural Charity of Freemasons Queensland Gala Evening are $100 and includes, pre-concert canapés and a post-concert reception.

To purchase tickets please contact: or (07) 3346 6412 RSVP by Monday 1 September 2014.
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Why? Support the work of the Queensland Brain Institute - In Alzheimer’s research
When: 5 September 2014 – 6pm
Phone: (07) 3346 6412
Where: Iconic Customs House
Cost: $100 - Includes pre-concert canapés and a post-concert reception.
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