From London's West End to Mackay's Heart: Paul Tabone returns for Mother's Day performance

10 May 2023

Mackay locals are in for a musical treat this Mother's Day, as world-renowned tenor Paul Tabone returns to his second home at CQUniversity’s Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM).

The CQCM alumnus will perform his popular The Best of West End show this weekend (from 1pm on Sunday 14 May), promising to take audiences on a nostalgic journey through beloved musical theatre showstoppers.

Mr Tabone has teamed up with friend and past lecturer, CQU’s Professor Judith Brown AM, as well as special guest artists Madison Crase and Isabella Davison, to bring this show to life.

The Best of West End will showcase a range of popular songs from shows such as Aspects of Love, Love Never Dies, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and more. Audiences can look forward to hearing classic hits such as "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning", "Love Changes Everything", "Maria", and "Bring Him Home".

Mr Tabone, who has recently returned from a critically-acclaimed run in Opera Australia's production of The Phantom of the Opera and has released his debut album 'This Is Me', said he was excited to be returning to CQCM where he was inspired and developed a passion for music.

“CQCM’s Kim Kirkman and Judith Brown were the people who truly guided me and nurtured me. Without them I know I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Paul said.

“CQU is very lucky to have a world-class pianist like Judith. Judith has become a dear friend of mine and we have travelled all over Australia performing. Her wealth of knowledge is second-to-none and is one of Australia’s leading répétiteurs (accompanists).”

With limited tickets available, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available for purchase online. To book, visit,