HOTA closes the year with a unique and spectacular concert

HOTA’s HOME series comes to an end on 15 December, with a moving finale that celebrates notions of home, faith and tradition in Calling Home.

A unique alternative to traditional Christmas carols, Calling Home is a touching end-of-year celebration, headlined by vocal sensation LIOR and melded together by Australian Director, Benjamin Knapton, along with the musical direction of Gordon Hamilton.

Under a canopy of stars, the concert event will feature the worldly voices of Indigenous Australian songwriter and guitarist, Yirrmal; lead female singer of Melbourne’s original Bollywood outfit ‘The Bombay Royale’, Parvyn Singh; youngest award-winning slam poet and performer, Solli Raphael; one of Australia’s most successful singer-songwriters, Lior; and Sheikh Mohammed Ali of the Gold Coast Mosque in Southport.

These inspirational performances will be blended beautifully with euphoric musical arrangements from William Barton, Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, and The Australian Voices. Physical theatre company, Five Angry Men, will also perform The Bells as part of this uplifting event.

HOTA CEO, Criena Gehrke, said the event welcomes all to a night of high-quality art, performance and songs of faith, home and traditions.

“Calling Home is the perfect chance to come together with loved ones and experience something truly extraordinary for all ages, faiths and traditions,” she said.

“HOME has been all about celebrating summer and what a perfect way to wrap up the series than with this moving finale by a stunning line-up of artists that celebrate this notion.”

This event will return to HOTA each December, weaving cultural traditions together with spoken word and spectacular physical performances that sets it apart from that of a traditional Christmas carols event.

Calling Home will take place at The Outdoor Stage at HOTA on Sunday 15 December at 6.30pm, tickets are $25 for adults and children under 15 are free. For more information, visit

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