The ASO’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ returns to Takapuna’s Bruce Mason Centre on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th June. This year sees a special celebration of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary of this annual British tribute. Performing with the orchestra are legendary kiwi singers Simon O’Neill and Suzanne Lynch, who both happen to be North Shore residents.
Simon is one of the world’s leading tenors and is sought after by opera houses everywhere. While based in New Zealand due to Covid restrictions Simon has kept a busy programme of performances throughout the country. He is always generous with his time, and supportive of community events. Audiences everywhere are always eager to hear his beautiful voice.
Suzanne has been entertaining Kiwi audiences since the 60’s. Since her days in “The Chicks”, she has worked with such names as Cat Stevens, Neil Sedaka and Charles Aznavour. More recently she has worked on TV as a vocal coach for numerous productions and is an integral part of the three-piece vocal group “The Ladykillers”. Suzy teaches contemporary vocal technique as well as stage performance and keeps an active concert calendar. This is her second Proms concert with the ASO and audiences can’t wait to see her singing again.
The ASO will also be joined by up and coming soprano Christina Ellison, the incredible Milford School Dancers, and Harbour Voices choir. Under the baton of ASO music director Peter Thomas, this event willbe a spectacular musical jubilee featuring time-honoured favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem, Sailors Hornpipe and Bohemian Rhapsody - all wrapped up in British fanfare complete with bagpipes, dancers, singalongs, balloons and streamers! There are two shows only - June 18 & 19 and tickets are available from the Auckland Live website.