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The Last Night of the Proms

Conductor Benjamin Northey
Soloists Diana Doherty, Oboe; Rachelle Durkin, Soprano
Chorus Brisbane Chorale

Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, mvts 1 & 2
Westlake Spirit of the Wild: Concerto for Oboe

Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 in C minor (Organ Symphony)
Rossini William Tell Overture
Gounod Roméo et Juliette, Je veux vivre
Gjeilo Tundra
Gershwin By Strauss
Wood (arr. Lawson) Fantasy on British Sea Songs

Lehár Meine Lippen, Sie Küssen so Heiss from Guiditta
Pomp and Circumstance: No.1, D major (Land of Hope and Glory)

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Last Night of the Proms concert in 2019 combines the traditional elements of the Royal Albert Hall event with a unique Australian touch, featuring Australian artists and music.

Immerse yourself in Nigel Westlake’s Oboe Concerto. The eclectic composer of many great Australian works is familiar through his music in the soundtracks Babe and the Beatrix Potter biopic starring Renée Zellweger. Listen for sprinklings of rock, jazz, electronic and 21st century contemporary styles in this concerto of catchy appeal. Sing along to traditional choruses - Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Sea Songs and patriotic marches are the annual staples of this tongue-in-cheek homage to the Proms.

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Benjamin Northey

Australian conductor Benjamin Northey is the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has previously held the posts of Resident Guest Conductor of the Australia...
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Diana Doherty

Diana Doherty is widely regarded as one of the most talented Australian instrumentalists working today. Notable successes include performing Ross Edwards’ Concerto for Oboe with the New York, Liverpool and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, appearances...
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Rachelle Durkin

Soprano Rachelle Durkin’s recent performance of Haydn’s Armida earned her a Helpmann Nomination for Best Female Performer in an Opera. The Australian wrote: 'Rachelle Durkin gave a magnificent performance of Armida. Sustaining focused clarity and...
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Music Director Emily Cox

Brisbane Chorale

Brisbane Chorale, a symphonic choir of over 100 voices, has been under the leadership of Emily Cox since 2003. It is an independent performing organisation, enjoying a close relationship with the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University,...
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