Celebrate the end of 2023 with some of Australia’s favourite
performers including Marina Prior, Michael Cormick and Jemma Rix
alongside John Foreman and the 60-piece Aussie Pops Orchestra

Melbourne’s favourite way to ring in the NewYear returns! Australia’s first lady of song, Marina Prior, the extraordinary baritone and international superstar, Michael Cormick, and star of both Wicked and Frozen, the incredible
Jemma Rix, are joining the much-loved The New Year’s Eve (& The Night Before) Gala Concerts on 30 and 31 December 2023.

This spectacular gala event, now in its 40th year at Hamer Hall, is packed with orchestral
classics, traditional anthems, Broadway hits, all performed by a glittering line up of star performers.

Led by John Foreman, the Australian Pops Orchestra will again ignite the Hamer Hall
stage in a stunning display of musicianship, celebration and laughter alongside the Dana
Jolly Dancers fabulous choreography and supported by Douglas Heywood and the
Camberwell Chorale.

“The Aussie Pops New Year’s Eve Gala has become a Melbourne tradition. It’s the perfect
balance of down-to-earth and classy: you’ve got the relaxed New Year’s atmosphere –
everyone’s excited and in good spirits – in beautiful Hamer Hall, with the fabulous voices of
Marina Prior, Michael Cormick and Jemma Rix singing songs you know and love, all backed
by a magnificent symphony orchestra, dancers and a choir and you’ve got a show that’s
uplifting, fun, and will send you into 2024 in a wonderful frame of mind,” said John Foreman.


This year’s concerts will pack in more music and laughter than ever and include three
performances – The Night Before on Saturday 30 December at 8pm, New Year’s Eve
matinee on Sunday 31 December at 2pm and New Year’s Eve on Sunday 31 December at

Audience members attending the New Year’s Eve performance can also purchase an add-
on ticket for a very special fireworks balcony party after the show with drinks, nibblies and
one of the best views of Melbourne’s fireworks!

For over 40 years, the Aussie Pops Orchestra has presented a unique blend of popular
classical and contemporary music to Australian audiences. They have performed alongside
many of the world’s favourite singers including Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Peter
Allen, Andrea Bocelli, Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Cliff Richard, Ray Charles and many more.


John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra presents
The New Year’s Eve (& The Night Before) Gala
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
8:00pm, Saturday 30 December 2023
2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday 31 December 2023
Tickets from $99
For further information visit www.apoconcerts.com or find us on FACEBOOK or
Instagram @theaussiepops
Tickets on sale now via www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183 and
This performance is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand
(RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

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