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26/07 - 04/08/2019

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott



The Australian Festival of Chamber Music offers a wonderfully unique holiday experience that combines the world’s finest classical music with an idyllic tropical location and warm, friendly atmosphere. Held in winter in Townsville, where the average daily temperature is 24 degrees, this 10-day Festival presents over 35 musicians from around the world in a variety of concerts and special events.

A Festival Silver Pass is the ideal solution if you’re limited for time. It offers a wonderful mix of morning, sunset and evening concerts over 4 or 5 days. Choose the first 11 concerts of the Festival including Opening Night, Governor’s Gala and three Concert Conversations; or the final 11 concerts including the hugely entertaining Festival Farewell and the final three Concert Conversations. A Silver Pass also includes a complimentary program and Festival bag. Silver Pass A is $690 for Adults and $620 for Members and includes concerts from Friday 27 July to Monday 30 July. Silver Pass B is $635 for Adults and $570 for Members and includes concerts from Wednesday 1 August to Saturday 4 August.

A Festival Gold Pass provides a ticket to all 19 concerts in the main Festival program including Opening Night, Governor’s Gala, Festival Farewell, the Sunday morning church concert, all six Concert Conversations, all five Sunset Series concerts and four Evening Series concerts. It also includes two special events - the Families' Concert and the Winterschool Advanced Masterclass concert. Gold pass holders also enjoy preferential seating, a complimentary program and bag, an invitation to the Opening Night VIP function and a seat at the exclusive event: An Audience with Kathryn Stott. Priced at $1,265 per adult and $1,150 for AFCM Members. 

View the full 2018 Festival program here

For your chance to win two tickets to the beach concert on Orpheus Island, simply book a Gold or Silver pass online or over the phone between Saturday 5th May and Sunday 20th May 2018. Call TicketShop on 1800 44 99 77 or click your preferred pass below.


About the Orpheus Island Concert:

This exceptional day out delivers enchanting music on the remote end of Orpheus Island. Two hours by boat from Townsville, and surrounded by the Coral Sea, Orpheus Island is a beautiful jewel in the Great Barrier Reef. This is a rare opportunity to explore the remote end of the island and take a dip in the water before settling down on the beach to enjoy music performed by visiting Festival musicians including Wu Tong, JP Jofre, Julian Bliss, Prudence Davies and Tine Thing Helseth. Substantial catering and wine included. 

Tuesday 31 July, departing the SeaLink Ferry Terminal at 1:00pm and returning at approx. 7.45pm.This concert is completely sold out, so these tickets are hugely valuable!Orpheus Island Concert

Prize Terms and Conditions:

• Individuals must purchase a 2018 Gold Pass or Silver Pass by 20 May 2018 to be entered into the prize draw.

• The prize is valued at $460 and provides two tickets to the Orpheus Island Concert on Tuesday 31 July. Ferry departs the SeaLink Terminal at 1pm, returning at approximately 7.45pm.

• The prize is not refundable and cannot be converted into cash however it is transferable. The winner can transfer the tickets to another individual/s should they be unable to use the tickets themselves.  

• The prize draw will take place on Thursday 24 May 2018 at the AFCM Office, Level 1, Breakwater Terminal Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville. The winner will be notified by phone and mail.


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