Gold medal performance

Margaret, Stephen and Liam Murray

By Margaret Maccoll

Noosa Chorale played to a packed house at The J Theatre last weekend as they performed their Olympic concert, Spirit of Olympia – Music of the Olympic Games, featuring some of the timeless music and songs from the Olympics since 1896.

Music including Chariots of Fire (related to Paris, 1924); Handel’s The Hallelujah Chorus (Berlin, 1936); Friends for Life (Jose Carreras and Sarah Brightman, Barcelona 1992); John Lennon’s Imagine (Stevie Wonder, London 1996); Because We Believe (Andrea Bocelli, Turin 2006) and Jerusalem (London, 2012) was performed as the audience were shown rare photographs of historic Olympic moments.

The concert was conducted by Adrian King, with performers including Hungarian soprano Judit Molnar and former Ten Tenors’ David Kidd and attended by Chorale ambassador, Olympian Dawn Fraser.