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Premier’s Gala Concerts

The star-studded Premier’s Gala Concerts are one of the highlight events of the NSW Seniors Festival. Four sessions were held across two days at First State Super Theatre, ICC Sydney in 2020.

The concerts are free but you will need a ticket. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook to be in the know about next year's concert.

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  • Who performed?

    John Paul Young
    John Paul Young is undoubtedly one of the most popular Australian artists of the 1970s, and will be serenading seniors at the 2020 Premier’s Gala Concerts.

    John regularly lit up the stage on Countdown, Australia’s most popular music show, as both as a guest and performer. His easy-going, boyish personality made him a favourite with fans.

    His music was the soundtrack for the Countdown generation, with major hits such as The Love Game, I Hate The Music, I Wanna Do It With You, Standing In The Rain and of course his #1 song, Love Is In The Air.

    John has cemented his place in music history with over four million record sales, and his induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009.

    Vanessa Amorosi
    Vanessa Amorosi is one of Australia’s most loved artists of the 21st century.Her songwriting chops and dynamic vocal range have seen her sell over two million records worldwide.

    Vanessa has released four acclaimed albums and received sixteen ARIA and APRA nominations. She stopped the world in its tracks with Absolutely Everybody at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and released such era defining singles as Shine, Have A Look, Mr Mysterious and This Is Who I Am.

    Vanessa is back in the limelight with her new album Back to Love, which sees her return to pop music.

    Paulini has been heralded as one of the finest vocalists and performers to come out of Australia. The Fijian born songstress rose to fame through television screens on the very first season of Australian Idol.

    Paulini rose to prominence on the top of the Australian ARIA Charts in 2004 with her debut Platinum album One Determined Heart. She is still one of only ten Australian female solo artists to have a #1 album debut on the Australian ARIA Charts.

    Paulini played the lead role as Rachel Marron in the The Bodyguard Musical in 2017. This was closely followed by roles in the Saturday Night Fever Musical and 50th Anniversary of Hair the Musical.
    Most recently, Paulini was revealed as the SPIDER on the first season of The Masked Singer Australia.

    Alfie Arcuri
    Distinctively emotive, soul- inspired pop singer/songwriter Alfie Arcuri hit the mainstream after being crowned the winner of The Voice in 2016.

    Since winning the show, Alfie has headlined some of the biggest national television events including State of Origin, Channel Nine's Carols by Candlelight and most recently SBS’ Eurovision - Australia Decides.

    His first single If They Only Knew released in July 2017 has already in excess of 3.5 million streams across all platforms and second self- penned track Love is Love headlined as the anthem of the Marriage Equality campaign in 2017.

    Lorenzo Rositano

    Lorenzo Rositano
    Lorenzo Rositano is a powerful and passionate opera singer. An operatic tenor, Lorenzo’s repertoire ranges from popular musical theatre songs to operatic arias and traditional Neapolitan classics.

    Lorenzo is known for his work in the internationally renowned group, The Australian Tenors. He also appears regularly on Australian television and performed in the 2018 Australia Day Concert, live from the Sydney Opera House.

  • When and where are the concerts?

    The concerts were held on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February 2020 at First State Super Theatre, ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour.

    Four concerts were held across two days at 11:15am and 2:45pm each day.

  • Where and when can I get tickets?

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2020