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Live at the Quarry | The Ten Tenors
Written by Sarah Green   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 16:53

Live at the Quarry | The Ten TenorsAlthough the show started almost half an hour late due to a glitch in seating arrangements, most people seemed more than happy to continue relaxing with their picnic and watching the colours of the sky slowly change. The decked stage held just enough room for keys, bass and drums and the boys to bounce around, which they did with their opening number, Thunderstruck, the ten of them filling up the stage in their James Bond-style tuxedos.

I preferred the opera classics to some of the contemporary ones, like Kissed by a Rose or Against All Odds, which had too much of a boy band feel for my taste. Having said that, their rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Boxer was powerful and Bohemian Rhapsody sounded fantastic with ten male voices articulating the highs and lows of this classic rock tune.

There wasn’t quite enough time to get to know all ten personalities but I managed to catch the names of my two favourite tenors, Ben Stephens and Graham Foote (the shortest in stature but one of the strongest vocally). The moments between songs when tenors engaged in a little banter with the crowd were entertaining and refreshingly down-to-earth. There were a few moments when I thought a flautist and violinist would have been a welcome addition, although I’m assuming this would bump up ticket prices.

The crowd’s enthusiastic call for an encore was rewarded with two more items – a touching There are Places I Remember by the Beatles and a rousing finish with the one of the best-known tenor arias and a crowd favourite – Nessun Dorma.

Perhaps I was spoilt by the ideal conditions of a balmy and still summer night but if you haven’t been to see an act at the Quarry, you’ll need to get yourself a ticket because it’s one of Perth’s most unique, intimate and beautiful venues. I can’t think of a better way to soak in the sounds of ten energetic tenors than reclining on a grassy bank with a glass of wine and some dark chocolate.


The Ten Tenors
LIVE AT THE QUARRY

Venue: The Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach
Dates: January 27, 28, 29, 30 2010
Bookings: bocsticketing.com.au | 9484 1133
Web: www.liveatthequarry.com.au

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