Now in its sixth year, the All You Need Is Love concert at the Sydney Opera House has become as much a New Year’s Day ritual as a beach picnic. The 2020 show features a line up of immeasurable talent – Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Ciaran Gribbin (INXS), Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Jackson Thomas (The Voice) – performing with The Day Tripper Band and The Strawberry Fields Rock Orchestra. This Fab Four will sing 30 of The Beatles best-loved songs depicting the full breadth and range of the super group’s catalogue, including enduring classics like Yesterday, Yellow Submarine, Across The Universe, A Day In The Life, Something, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and of course, All You Need Is Love.
“The songs are popular Beatles songs for sure, but they’ve been chosen because they lend themselves to orchestration,” explains co-producer Phil Bathols. “We commissioned all of the orchestrations for these shows ourselves.
With over 40 singers and musicians on stage in the majestic ambience of the Concert Hall, it promises to be a truly unforgettable experience and auspicious way to begin the New Year. And with major renovations planned in the Concert Hall, the concert won’t be performed again until 2022.
Jan 1-3. Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $89-$169+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.sydneyoperahouse.com
By Rita Bratovich