Jarred Newell, one of the Ten Tenors in this year’s line up, is bursting with excitement at the opportunity to perform the amazing repertoire for 2021. It is the 25th anniversary show for The Ten Tenors and if this tour is anything like their last, we can expect sellout shows, packed out at every performance.
In 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic the show was about to embark on a sold out tour of Brazil. After months of taxiing back and forwards, COVID alerts and a 14 day quarantine on arrival the tour was cancelled and the tenors were turned back. Apparently, according to Newell, they simply rebook every six months so that when it is deemed safe for them to resume their Brazillian tour, they’ll be ready. Anyway, it’s lucky for us, the tenors are locked into a national tour instead. The repertoire will revisit the catalogues of 15 of their albums which they have previously shared in over 4,000 live performances including at The Royal Albert Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and even at a private party in Petra for the King of Jordan way back in 2007.
“It’s a little like being part of a football team,” said Newell. “The guys come and go. This year we have two new guys from Melbourne and from New Zealand who have had to quarantine in Coffs Harbour. I joined the Ten Tenors in 2011 after watching one of their performances and my agent organised an audition. Some though, are simply spotted in other shows by our talent scouts, agents and social media. I’m just as excited now as I was when I first joined. In rehearsal the walls have been shaking with the reverberation of our harmonies.”
One of the show’s highlights is a six part harmony of Bohemian Rhapsody. Always a winner. In all there will be 29 performances across 22 cities Including two in Sydney before they head off to the United States.