Guy Noble conducts the Last Night Of The Proms concert, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Guy Noble conducts the Last Night Of The Proms concert, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Earlier this year, I was working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on their Last Night Of The Proms concert at the Sydney Opera House - and now that they've announced the Queen's Birthday concert again for 2017, I thought I'd put together a few images from the show.

The guest soloist was Greta Bradman, along with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; but of course, audience participation is as much the part of a show like this as anything that's happening on stage...between the confetti cannons, the streamers, and of course the many sing-alongs, it's an all-action sort of event.

I'd planned to be upstairs in the gallery for the first act of the show, and then downstairs in the centre for the second half - and hopefully able to get closer to the stage towards the end to get some of the audience as well. But it got a lot harder to move, once the hall was criss-crossed with a layer of streamers!

Still - I was able to squeeze between the singers in the audience, and push (or rip!) my way through the paper, and got to where I needed to be - plus I left a camera on a tripod at the back, which I was able to trigger remotely with a wireless controller, so I could keep shooting from both places for the last few songs. (I managed to stay out of my own photos - mostly...)

Here are a few of my favourites from the night - might see me there again next year!

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