2021 Valentine’s Concert
The 2021 Valentine’s Concert was held Thursday 18 March 2021 on the picturesque grounds of the Joondalup Resort, Connolly.
Despite being delayed five weeks due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, the excited crowd were transported back in time to the 1980s as Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and local singers Sophie Foster, Rose Parker, Matt Allen, Matt Milford and Sam Nafie delivered the world premiere of an ‘80s Symphonic Spectacular, led by conductor Jen Winley
Early highlights including Madonna’s Like a Prayer, George Michael’s Freedom, Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl and Queen’s I Want to Break Free. After the interval, Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer and Whitney’ Houston’s Wanna Dance with Somebody had the crowd up on their feet. Encore song, Van Halen’s Jump, was the perfect way to close a memorable performance.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said an ‘80s Symphonic Spectacular only added to the acclaimed reputation of one of the City’s most popular annual cultural events. “The orchestra and performers were at the top of their game and delivered a world-class show – evidenced by the number of people got up to dance and sing along. The fact it was an all-Perth production and it was held on the picture-perfect fairways of Joondalup Resort made it even more special”.