Candlelight Concert: The Music of Adele Shines at the Grand on Ann

The Masonic Memorial Centre in Brisbane City is set to host a magical candlelight concert featuring the music of Adele. Paradiso Strings will headline “Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele” at the Grand on Ann.

This enchanting event promises a night of unforgettable music in one of Brisbane’s most historic and beautiful venues.

Event Details

13 July 2024, with performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


Grand on Ann, located at the Masonic Memorial Centre Freemasons Queensland. This heritage-listed building is celebrated for its grandeur and historic significance. Built as a monument to Freemasonry and a World War I memorial, the Masonic Temple features a circular vestibule, a Grand Hall, and a choir loft for 32 choristers. The venue’s furniture, crafted from Queensland timbers, adds to its majestic ambiance, making it a fitting location for this special tribute to Adele.

The Grand on Ann
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This candlelight concert will feature a selection of Adele’s greatest hits, performed by Paradiso Strings:

– Hometown Glory

– Right as Rain

– Chasing Pavements

– Make You Feel My Love

– Rolling in the Deep

– Rumour Has It

– Set Fire to the Rain

– Someone Like You

– Hello

– Send My Love to Your New Lover

– When We Were Young

– Water Under the Bridge

– Easy on Me

– My Little Love

– Oh My God

– Love Is a Game


Paradiso Strings  

Paradiso Strings, a professional string quartet based in Brisbane, are well-versed in various musical genres, including classical, pop, jazz, and soundtracks. They are available for a wide range of events, including weddings, corporate functions, funerals, wakes, parties, concerts, and recordings.

Paradiso Strings
Photo Credit: Paradiso Strings/Facebook

Grace Choi, Violinist

Grace Choi is a graduate of Griffith University Conservatorium of Music, where she majored in Violin Performance. Her experience includes working with Opera Australia, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with renowned artists such as Michael Bublé, Ed Sheeran, and Delta Goodrem. Grace has toured extensively in Europe, Australia, and Asia with various symphony orchestras. Notably, she performed a concerto at the Opera House at the age of 10 and has received numerous awards throughout her career.

Iris Doo, Violinist/Violist

Iris Doo graduated from Griffith Conservatorium in 2014. She studied violin and viola with John Curro AM MBE. Iris has performed and recorded with orchestras in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany. Currently, she plays with ensembles across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Iris plays on a 1977 viola made by Neapolitan maker Giovanni Fichera.

Nara Dennis, Violist 

Nara Dennis studied viola and piano in Adelaide, Sydney, and Vienna. She has performed, recorded, and toured with orchestras including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Netherlands Philharmonic. Nara has been a soloist and principal violist with the Australian Strings National Orchestra during their European tours in 2016 and 2019.

Deborah Davis, Cellist  

Deborah Davis commenced her studies at the University of Queensland and continued to hone her skills with the Queensland Youth Symphony and the ABC Sinfonia. She furthered her studies in Germany, touring Europe and China. Deborah has showcased her musical talents professionally in both Australia and Germany, performing with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Photo Credit: Paradiso Strings/Facebook

Candlelight Concerts

Candlelight concerts aim to democratize access to classical music by hosting performances in stunning locations illuminated by candlelight. The series began in 2019 and featured classical composers. Since then, it has expanded to include modern artists like Adele, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay.

Candlelight concerts have become a global sensation, providing a multi-sensory musical experience in awe-inspiring locations. These concerts offer classical and contemporary hits, drawing over 3 million attendees in 2021, with 70% under 40.

“Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele” is an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy a shared cultural experience in one of Brisbane’s most historic venues. The Grand on Ann’s rich history and architectural beauty make it an ideal setting for this special event.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience. Get your tickets now to enjoy the music of Adele under the gentle glow of candlelight.

Published 10-July-2024