01 January 2010

New Year's Eve Concert

We went to the New Year's Eve Concert with the Queensland Pops Orchestra at the Performing Arts Complex in town with a group of friends. The concert started at 9.30PM and finished at midnight. Unfortunately we booked a little late so we ended up in the balconies at the back but the music was still great.

Queensland Pops conducted by Barry Gott

The program included such favourites as Russian and Ludmilla (Glinke), Habanera from Carmen (Bizet), Tritsch Tratsch Polka (Strauss) and my favourite Oh Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)

Diane is enjoying herself up in the nose-bleed section
Photo George Jacobson

La Belladiva, six sopranos sing Oh mio Babbino
Photo George Jacobson

We first met at Paul and Helen's with George and Ann, for a Chinese take-away which was delicious, then we walked to their local railway station (about 15 minutes) and took the train to South Brisbane. After the Southbank fireworks display, which we mostly missed. we returned back to the railway station and caught a packed train back to Salisbury about 2AM. Needless to say, we saw some disgusting behaviour on the train coming home. After another 15 minute walk back to Paul and Helen's for a delicious cup of tea and bisquit, we got into our cars and drove home for a well deserved sleep.


  1. It was a fun night. Great company, great music and delicious dinner.I can't believe we didn't get to bed until 2:30. Still life in the Old Ham and Cheese yet.

  2. Happy New Year! Looks like you had a fantastic time. Love the photos!

  3. Out until 2.30am?! "What time do you call this?" Looks like you had a good night indeed!

    We stayed warm on the couch and watched the fireworks on the TV! David cooked a delicious end-of-decade- feast. Woke up to a world covered in frost. I'm dreaming of sunshine!


  4. What a neat thing to get to do! Have a good year, you have a new little grandchild on the way to enjoy. I realy do believe we have children so we can enjoy the grandchildren.


  5. The QPO is a remarkable orchestra. I went to one of their concerts years ago when Colin Harper was still the conductor.


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