Today West HQ announced Greater Western Sydney residents will be getting their very own festive-season event featuring David Campbell and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra over two evenings on 12 and 13 December 2019 titled Christmas at the Coliseum, at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre.
Christmas at the Coliseum will see David Campbell and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform a showcase of songs from his album ‘Baby It’s Christmas’, including the titular track, ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘When My Heart Finds Christmas’. Other festive favourites including ‘Silent Night’, ‘Sleigh Bells’ and ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ will also appear. The concerts will feature new orchestral arrangements specially curated for the performance by Australia’s premier orchestra.
Of the project, Campbell said: “Working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is an incredible privilege as a singer. I’ve never done a whole show with the Sydney Symphony before, so for me to be able to collaborate on something as beautiful as Christmas – my favourite time of year – is a dream come true. Plus, we get to christen a brand-new theatre in Western Sydney!”
Campbell’s enthusiasm for the collaboration was echoed by West HQ’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Errington: “The Christmas at the Coliseum event marks the first time the Sydney Coliseum Theatre will open its doors for a ticketed music event – a huge milestone in the history of the West, and for our landmark new venue. We can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than with the immense talents of Australia’s premier orchestra and David Campbell. This is the beginning of a new era in entertainment for Western Sydney. West HQ are immensely proud of what we will offer both our first time and existing customers” Errington concluded.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra CEO, Emma Dunch, said: “The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has been performing in Greater Western Sydney and touring New South Wales for more than 87 years, and we are so excited to be taking this next step in bringing the best of orchestral music to more music-lovers at West HQ.
Together with the multi-talented David Campbell, conductor Nicholas Buc and the musicians of our Orchestra, this inaugural performance will herald a new era of music-making in Greater Western Sydney. West HQ will be a place to gather and celebrate the very best of our thriving arts and culture scene, and we are delighted to start the next chapter of our public service at this magnificent venue!
Sydney Coliseum Theatre opening week program features an all-Australian line up of world class performances from Tina Arena, Dame Edna Everage, John Butler, with the official opening night headlined by Grammy and ARIA award winning Keith Urban.
The waitlist for Christmas at the Coliseum is now open at sydneycoliseum.com.au
Pre-sale: 11am, Thursday 19 September
General Public on sale: 12pm, Tuesday 24 September