The 150 year celebrations for historic Ormiston House were rounded off magnificently with a hugely successful concert on 30 September 2012.
Over 500 patrons relaxing on the lawn of the house were treated to a wonderful line-up of great performers and a varied program that had something for everyone. Crooner Craig Martin set the tone with his smooth singing, followed by soprano Milica Ilic, who has flown up from Sydney that morning where she was performing the lead in Lucia de Lammermoor for Opera Australia. Local singer Scott Muller, who is now of of the Ten Tenors, sang two numbers from popular shows.
Local mezzo soprano Elizabeth Lewis, tenor Kang Wang and baritone Shaun Brown completed the line-up of singing stars, with local musicians violinist Camille Barry and diminutive 8 year old cellist Yena Gook winning over the audience with their superb playing.
The Music Theatre students from the Queensland Conservatorium wowed the crowds with their two sets of music from the shows, including a stirring selection from Jesus Christ Superstar.
The pre-concert entertainment provided by the Redland City Concert Band, Mandolins of Brisbane and the Redland Sporting Club Pipe Band was greatly enjoyed by the audience.
Although rain threatened earlier in the day, the afternoon provided perfect weather for outdoor performances with calm, overcast but dry conditions.
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