Music Performances & Events

Karen Knowles & Ella Jamieson (cellist) at the recording of the YTT 50th Anniversary TV special

Karen performs in various settings

Arts Centres (in Concert Evening Performances)
Arts Centres (Morning Melodies)
Corporate Conventions
Sporting Events (national anthem)
Awards and Commemoration Ceremonies
Christmas Concerts
Carols by Candlelight

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Karen collaborates with various musicians in accordance with the requirements and is happy to discuss with you. Please forward details regarding your event, size of audience, venue details and date and we will be in touch! Please contact us here

Some previous performances

Performances on television:

Karen singing You Raise Me Up on Channel 7’s It Takes Two

Karen singing Why won’t you explain on Countdown
Daily edition interviews Karen
Karen with The Seekers at Christmas, Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Upcoming and Previous Events

Click on links to take you to event booking page

15 September 2020 – Masterclass as part of Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Program Brisbane

22 September 2020 – Karralyka Theatre, Ringwood, Victoria – 03 9870 2888 Book here – postponed due to Covid – now recorded and scheduled to be played in January 2021

10 February 2021 – Laycock Theatre, Gosford, NSW – 02 4323 3233 Book here

22 April 2021 – Drum Theatre, Dandenong, Victoria

11 October 2021 – Glen Street Theatre, Belrose NSW – 02 9975 1455 Book here

24 October 2021 – Brisbane City Hall as part of Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Program

8 November 2022 Riverlinks Performing Arts & Conventions, Shepparton, Victoria – 03 5832 9511 Book here

10 November 2022 Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale, Victoria – 03 5152 1482 Book here

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Mothers Day Concert, Melbourne Concert Hall
Suncorp Mothers Day Concert, Brisbane
World Vision Family Day Concert
Anti-Cancer Council Concert, Melbourne
Shrine Memorial Concert, Melbourne
Olympic Committee Dinner, Adelaide
September 2019, Capitol Theatre, Bendigo, Victoria
September 2019 The Song Balm Series with Karen Knowles at Whitegums Alice Springs
November 2019 – Logan Entertainment Centre, Queensland
November 2019 – Cairns Performing Arts Centre
November 2019 – Townsville Civic Theatre
December 2019 Knox Carols by Candlelight, Victoria (public event)
December 2019 – WGAC (West Gippsland Arts Centre), Warragul, Victoria
8 February 2020 2pm – Ipswich Civic Centre (auditorium), QLD – 07 3810 6100  Book at
February 2020 – Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW
February 2020 – Wiradjuri Welcome performance as part of the Inland Sea and Sound Festival Bathurst, NSW
March 28th Song Balm Online live event for Earth Hour

Melbourne Concert Hall with the Orchestra of the Stars • Warana Festival with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Riverstage, Brisbane • Melbourne Concert Hall with the National Boys Choir • Adelaide Town Hall with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra • Melbourne Town Hall with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra • Brisbane Concert Hall with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra • Robert Blackwood Hall with the Victorian Welsh Choir, Melbourne • South Bank Parklands, Brisbane • Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth • Crown Casino, Melbourne (numerous) • Jupiters Casino with Don Burrows, Gold Coast, Queensland • Solo concerts at Performing Arts Centres Australia wide • Australian Olympic Committee Dinner, Adelaide • Prime Ministers’ Dinner for Melbourne’s Olympic Bid • NBL Semi Final and Final Series, Tennis Centre, Melbourne • Australian Tourism Awards, Canberra • ABM Top 500 Business People of the Year Awards, Sydney • Young President’s Awards, Melbourne • Queensland Fashion Awards, Brisbane • Australian Chamber of Manufacturers Dinner, Melbourne • Chinese Professional Businessman Association Function, Melbourne • Australia Day Commitee Concert, Brisbane • Australian Society Ball, Capitol Theatre, Tokyo, Japan • Expo ’90 Osaka, Japan with The Seekers • Reconciliation Convention, Melbourne (Opening and Closing ceremonies) • Papal Visit Concert, Brisbane • WA Week Womens Forum, Kunnunnurra, Western Australia • Capers Melbourne and Chapel Off Chapel Melbourne

Carols By Candlelight, Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Lord Mayors Carols By Candlelight, Riverstage, Brisbane (numerous)
Carols In The Domain, Sydney
Carols By Candlelight, Elder Park, Adelaide
Seaworld Carols By Candlelight, Gold Coast
Forest Lake Carols By Candlelight, Brisbane (numerous)
Carols By Candlelight, Albury (numerous)
Carols By Candlelight, Fremantle, Western Australia
Carols by Candlelight (numerous events Australia wide)

UTAG National Conference, Melbourne
Mercedes Benz E Class Launch, Brisbane
Toyota Convention, Sydney
Ford Convention, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne
GMH Holden Convention, Adelaide
Mobil Convention, Melbourne
Castrol Oil Convention, Sydney
Coca Cola Centenary Celebration Convention, Sydney
IDA Amway Convention, Brisbane and Melbourne
Colonial Mutual Convention, Gold Coast
Commercial Union Convention, Sydney
AMP National Convention, Adelaide
Singapore Airlines Convention, Melbourne
Foodland Convention, Perth
Big Ben Foods Convention, Melbourne
Nubrik Convention, Melbourne

List of Karen’s Recordings

  • “Why Won’t You Explain” Single
    (Gold record) Australia (Fable) 1981
  • “Why Won’t You Explain” Single
    New Zealand (RCA) 1981
  • “Why Won’t You Explain” Single
    U.K. (PRT) 1982
  • “You Are The Reason” Album
        (Platinum record) Australia (Fable) 1982
  • “You Are The Reason” Album
        Malaysia (WEA) 1982
  • “Loves Us All” Album
        (Gold record) Australia (Fable) 1982
  • “Loves Us All” Album
        Malaysia (WEA) 1983
  • “The Third Time” Album
        Australia (Fable) 1983
  • “You Don’t Know Love” Single
    Australia (Fable) 1984++ Many of the songs included on the
    You are the reason and Loves Us All
    albums are now included in the
    By Request and On a clear day” CD releases available at our Shop 

++ CDs, DVD & digital downloads in bold above available at our Shop.

Please note our shop is the official way to buy Karen’s music where Karen will receive royalties (unlike for her old recordings on iTunes, Spotify and other platforms).

Albums & Video

2019 ″Big River Australian Cast” Album Australia (RR) 1989

“A Night of Carols” Album
Australia (ANA) 1991 / 2018

“Moonglow” Album
U.S. / worldwide 1992

By Request” Album
Australia 1999/2000 / 2018

“Christmas in Concert” Video Australia 1999/2000

“On a clear day” Album
Australia 2003/2004/2018

“From the heart” DVD
Australia 2006

“Moonglow” re-released by Fone throughout Europe

Solid Ground CD or digital download 2019

Karen Knowles Live in Concert – DVD (digital download only)

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