Live Music at Brisbane Hospital Brightens Patients’ Day

Plymouth Brethren - Live Music at Brisbane Hospital


Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra hospital was recently treated to an unexpected visit from a number of talented young Plymouth Brethren Christian Church members. The young people, who were both locals and from interstate, arrived with drums, guitars and even an electric piano, and treated patients and nurses to 2 hours of live music.

The Princess Alexandra spinal unit is one of the only specialist spinal injuries rehabilitation units in Australia, and people who are being rehabilitated there are generally mid- to long term patients, who have suffered spinal trauma, or have a disease affecting the spinal cord. An afternoon of music was a welcome change to the routine for those patients who attended the performance, and the nurses seemed to appreciate the event as well!

Approximately 20 young people from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church arrived around 2pm on the Friday afternoon it was held. The majority of these visitors banded together to play a large assortment of hymns and well-known songs in the Spinal Rec Room until 4 o’clock.

The members of the audience were amazed, both at the talent on display, and also that these young people were so willing to give up their afternoon to come and entertain them.

One person who witnessed the young people playing commented later “it was an inspirational afternoon, I’m sure we all went away feeling uplifted by the way these boys played – I’ve never seen music played at a hospital like it before.”

This is not the first time the young Brethren in the area have played music at the hospital. Many Sunday afternoons have seen small groups of PBCC members from the Brisbane region drop in for some impromptu hymn singing. Judging by the enthusiasm they have met with – in both the nurses and patients – it won’t be the last!

39 thoughts on “Live Music at Brisbane Hospital Brightens Patients’ Day”

  1. kgp says:

    cool love to hear recording

  2. somone says:

    i would love to hear the recording

  3. me says:

    excellent job

  4. nonamouse says:

    Gr8 work although it would be much better with a recording

  5. Maria says:

    How’s that recording going ??? Nearly ready ???!!! Two whole hours of music – Would be willing to even pay for it.

    1. hey says:

      yeah so where it be?
      we wanna listen u and me
      i,m not sure i would pay
      but i wanna hear it soon someday!

  6. Lunky Luke :-) says:

    NOt bad… need a recording.. also more pictures – a picture equals a million words:-) keep it up

  7. chewy says:

    yeah dya have a recording?
    gr8 work, giving up your time to the elders!

  8. fig says:

    When will the recording come????????

  9. GO FOR IT!! says:

    Awesome!! 🙂 Well done.. a recording/video would be just the thing though!! :):)

    1. Well Done! says:

      Pleeeeeeeease can we have a recording?!!>?!!?!? 🙂

  10. Phillip says:

    coooool!!! recording would be sweet as!!
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great work the sick need some cheering up
    You people keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ik.... says:

    Well done lad’s !! Awesome that u spend your time with the less fortunate !!
    Be excellent if a recording was available…

    otherwise … keep it up !!

  13. Miranda Sings says:

    Wow… that is very kind of all… I’m sure it meant a lot to each patient.
    Keep singGing.

  14. Spongebob says:

    Nice job… 🙂

    I’d love to hear these guys play someday…I wonder if they travel overseas too ?? 🙂

    1. Snap says:

      Hey yer thats sooooooo cool-perhaps we should go over there instead!!! :)….hey any recordings availible?!?-would b sooooooooooo nice 2 hear some!

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