Brian has managed several outdoor and corporate events including:
2003-current: Adelaide Credit Union Christmas Pageant
For Events South Australia, a divison of the South Australian Tourism Commission. 170 moving theatrical sets, including more than 60 floats, 15 bands, 265 clowns and over 2000 performers parading through the streets of Adelaide South Australia over 3.3 kilometers bringing in the Christmas season and Father Christmas. This event closes the city every second Saturday in November attracting live audiences of 320,000 and television audiences of 170,000 locally. The event has also been telecast globally through the Thai Global Network reaching millions of viewers globally.
1996 - Current Carols by the Creek - Mitcham
The first Sunday of December each year at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens Mitcham. prior to 1996 a small concert was held each year in the Soldiers Mmemorial Gardens attracting up to 200 local residents. at the request of the local Council Brian Gilbertson produced and directed a new Carols model and named the event Carols by the Creek. Audiences grew rapidly to 4000 and the evening became part of the local calendar. Brian continues to direct this event and perform in it each year.
2004/2006 Canvas in Concert, Michael Murray Theatre.
For Wetlands & Wildlife in association with Westminster School Arts Department. Concept for and direction of concert starring international concert pianist David Helfgott with internationally renowned visual artist David Bromley on stage together. The audience is welcomed into the artist studio and see him paint whilst listening to music. The music happens to be live performance. The production was repeated in 2006 once again with the two Davids. Artists also participating in 2004 were The Australian String Quartet, mezzo soprano Elizabeth Campbell, Brian Gilbertson, The Adelaide Chamber Singers and Thomas Edmonds. In 2006 we were joined by Johanna Allen, Kym Purling, Nick Parnell, Jenna Wong, the Tal- Kin - Jari Dance group and Barbara Weir.
At the end of each concert The artworks by David Bromley and Barbara Weir became part of the curtain call and were auctioned for charity.
2001 Opera in the Wetlands. Private event for Tom and Pat Brinkworth.
A Private Event in the South East of South Australia to celebrate the opening of the Watervalley Gorge. Headlining the concert were soprano Dame Malvina Major, New York tenor John Keys and Brian Gilbertson.
1999 Bundaleer Forest Concert Weekend,
Mid North of South Australia. Attracted an audience of 2500 to the main concert and 12,500 experienced the forest walks. New concept, “sports/arts” performances. Injected $750,000.00 into the mid north community over one weekend. The template for this event was created by Brian Gilbertson on a community development model. The event successfully continued as a biannual event run by the community and based on that original template until 2012.
“The biggest and best regional arts event in South Australia if not Australia this year.” “ ..proved arts events could provide an economic boost for the area.” Minister for the Arts, The Honourable Diana Laidlaw.
Corporate Showcases - Various Corporate Venues 1994-2000
"From Berlin to Bernstein and Webber." -
"Steppin' Out with my baby" - "Classical rock" - "Stage & screen."
"United in one dream world concert tour" - Various Concert venues 1999
concerts and corporate sponsor performance promotions, 9 countries.
Reconciliation - Why Not, co-directed with Owen Love - Adelaide Town Hall 1997
a musical, multimedia play involving culturally diverse performers
Suzuki Spectacular, (400 young artists) - Adelaide Festival Theatre 1996
Three of Us in Concert, (300 primary school artists) - Adelaide Town Hall 1996
Peter Combe Christmas Spectacular - Adelaide Festival Theatre 1995
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