Supporting Brisbane Performing Artists Since 1892
Who can claim to have danced, sang, encouraged, coached and mentored young people, for over 120 years of performance history? Who can claim to be passionate, dynamic and talented? The Brisbane Eisteddfod, that’s who!
Since 1892 the Brisbane Eisteddfod has supported artistic talent within the city and surrounding South East Queensland.
Alan Moxey added his vision to the Brisbane Eisteddfod in 1947 when he bridged a secondary school gap in the musical education of children, through choir. The choir enjoyed participating in interstate competition, overseas tours, broadcasting and sponsorship work. They sang in radio and television productions, orchestral concerts, recordings, musical broadcasts and for Princess Alexandra and US President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Brisbane Eisteddfod Junior Choir was one of the longest established and most successful children’s choirs in Australia.
With a reputation as a fun, stimulating and supportive competition environment and a strong record of achievement, the Brisbane Eisteddfod continue to encourage entrants from all parts of Brisbane and surrounding areas by nurturing the performing arts at a grass-roots level.
Aspiring to always do the right thing by the community and to have a positive impact on those participating in and supporting the talent, the Eisteddfod operates with a dedicated staff and a stream of devoted volunteers who are the lifeblood of the organisation. Through sponsorships, including the Brisbane City Council and generous donations of private citizens and ticket sales, the Brisbane Eisteddfod is able to provide ongoing performance opportunities for singers, dancers, actors and musicians.
The Brisbane Eisteddfod demonstrates its understanding of current artistic trends and encourages young performers to develop and display their talents with a view to progressing towards a professional career in the performing arts. For example, just some of the Eisteddfod’s star-studded alumni include Australia’s favourite dancer Jack Chambers who, ‘was born with dancing feet’; leading lady of musical theatre Julie Goodwin (Annie, The Phantom of the Opera), International tenor, Rosario la Spina and AFI Award winning actor Gyton Grantley (House Husbands, Underbelly).
If you want to join in our community spirit and be a part of the all singing, all dancing, all performing, musical excitement of the Brisbane Eisteddfod, volunteers can fill in the application form on our volunteers page.