Sydney comes alive in summer. Life spills out into the streets and celebrations of sun, food and culture abound. In 2010 Habitus is joining forces with Zip Industries, the Commonwealth Bank and other sponsors to bring a new event to the city’s Australia Day festivities.
The ‘Celebrate Australia!’ concert will be held in the natural beauty of the Domain, featuring opera star Yvonne Kenny, television personality William McInnes, the very popular vocalist Jon English and the Australian composer and singer Gavin Lockley.
An 80-strong orchestra and 40-voice choir will present the ‘Symphony of Australia’ – a six-movement symphony tracing our nation’s history from the dreamtime to present day.
A key event of the Australia Day Council of NSW and in conjunction with the Botanic Gardens Trust, the concert will also present Australian classics such as ‘Clancy of the Overflow’, ‘Click Go The Shears’ and ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
The Domain is the centre of cultural activity in Sydney, drawing huge crowds over the holiday period, however this will be the first time that an Australia Day concert showcasing Australian compositions and talent has been shown there.
Entry to the concert is free and visitors can buy refreshments around the grounds. The magic of the city skyline at dusk will form a spectacular backdrop as the festivities commence.
The concert in the Domain will run from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday 26 January. You can visit symphonyofaustralia.com for more information.
Symphony of Australia