Playing outdoors is always risky, but we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening than we got on Saturday 30th July for “Symphony By The Lake” at Varsity Winterfest. Between the fabulous weather (OK, it was a little nippy … but this is Winter!), the peerless location on Lake Orr, excellent sound and a big crowd, there’s no doubt that the event was an even bigger success than last year. Special thanks to our guest soloist, Patrick Oxley, whose truly magnificent tenor voice powered across the lake with little apparent need of amplification! I can’t be the only one who’s still carrying his “Nessun Dorma” around in my head.
Finally, a big shout out to Geoff and the team at Varsity Winterfest, for putting together such a supremely well-organised event. Let’s hope it becomes a fixture on the Gold Coast calendar.
A few shots from the event and soundcheck: