Sydney: The QVB (Queen Victoria Building) in Sydney’s CBD will deliver the magic of Christmas
with a unique and exciting new schedule of music programming within the centre for this year’s holiday season.
The music programming will include an unmatched schedule of entertainment from choirs including the Barayagal
Choir, Australian Girls’ Choir, The Honeybees, Bel A Capella and Circular Key Chorus from mid-November to the end
of the year. Performances will take place on Thursday evenings from 4pm and 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm
with additional selected school choirs showcasing their voices and repertoire throughout the month too.
The QVB will also once again unveil its Australian native Wollemi Pine-inspired Christmas tree for the third year with an
important First Nations artistic overlay. The 20-metre-high Wollemi Pine Christmas tree is in collaboration with the
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative was established in 1987 by 10 artists
striving for recognition from the mainstream art society, with its primary goal to promote Aboriginal Artists.
Artists Dr Bronwyn Bancroft, Jude Jarratt and Jeffrey Samuels developed the artistic overlay and installation in
celebration of what is unique to Australia. The interactive installation is emblematic of Aboriginal peoples, the beauty
of Indigenous art, intelligence, systems, and knowledge that has been developed for over 60,000 years.
Being NSW’s largest indoor Christmas Tree, the festive tree towers majestically over three shopping levels in height.
On the ground floor of the QVB, you will see Dr Bronwyn Bancroft’s interactive art installation that wraps around a lustrous
vision of bush and rainforest. Walk through and take in the experience, hearing endangered birds from “Songs of
Disappearance” by The Bowerbird Collective. Furthermore, the tree is adorned with 45 beautifully hand-painted flannel
flowers by Jude Jarrett and Jeffrey Samuels. which can be seen from the first and second levels.
Guests will be able to watch the Southern Royal Albatross inspired bird decorations come to life and fly around the
Christmas Tree in the augmented experiences on Level 2. Programmed light shows with soundscapes of Nardi Simpson’s
“Of Stars and Birds” will also be play daily at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm.
Dr Bronwyn Bancroft, Boomali Aboriginal Artists Co-operative said: “The tree showcases and celebrates our love for
nature and explore themes of connection with country and Mother Nature as well as celebrate Australia’s native flora
Melanie Vale, QVB Centre Manager notes, “Experiencing the QVB with family and friends during the Christmas period
is a memorable tradition for so many and we are excited to add to that this year. The QVB is committed to the ongoing
representation of First Nations people and art as well as partnering with local creatives and choir groups as part of our
beloved festive celebrations.”
The QVB invites guests to experience the Christmas programming throughout the centre from Friday November 10th
until December 23rd