Perth Symphony Orchestra, Annie Skates and Emma Kershaw Bring ABBA Hits to Joondalup Town Valentine’s Day Concert

The Perth Symphony Orchestra and internationally acclaimed singers Annie Skates and Emma Kershaw will bring ABBA’s music to life for the town of Joondalup’s annual Valentine’s Day concert.

ABBA Symphonic, featuring singers direct from the UK, will be at Joondalup Resort on February 9.

Skates has performed with orchestras around the world and has sung with the Bee Gees, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion and Madonna.

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Camera iconAnnie Skates. Credit: @AnnieSkates/Twitter

She has worked on The X-Factor, as well as Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, Popstars and The Voice Kids, and as a voice coach for the lead actors in Hollywood musicals Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Emma Kershaw has performed as a soloist in concerts across the UK and Europe and has played the lead in West End productions Les Miserables, Fame and Hot Stuff. She provided Cher’s voice guide on the movie Mamma Mia! Here we go again.

PSO founder and chief executive Bourby Webster said the Valentine’s Day concert was a night not to be missed.

“ABBA’s music needs no introduction; it’s the soundtrack to everyone’s life,” Ms Webster said.

“Hearing it performed by the massive sound of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, with its unique energy and sense of fun, and some of the UK’s finest musical theater singers, will be abba-solutely next level. “

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Camera iconPerth Symphony Orchestra. Credit: bling design

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said he was looking forward to another spectacular evening under the stars at Joondalup Resort.

“The Valentine’s Day concert is the city’s premier music event and arguably the best outdoor concert in Western Australia,” he said.

“The event has been around since 2005 and its reputation continues to grow.”

He encouraged residents to get in early when tickets are released next week.

The Valentine’s Day concert will run from 7:30-10:00 p.m., with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. The event will have an Auslan interpretation.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Joondalup Resort food trucks or bring a picnic.

Residents and taxpayers of the town of Joondalup will have the first opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1. Ticket sales will be open to the general public from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16.

Tickets are $35 for residents and taxpayers, $30 for residents with a concession card, $70 for non-residents, and $20 for children.

Tickets will be available online via Ticketbooth. People who need help can contact Ticketbooth for assistance or visit the Joondalup City Customer Service Center during business hours to purchase tickets.

City of Joondalup social media accounts will provide updates on the event and competitions.

The city has recognized lead partner Edith Cowan University, key partner Joondalup Health Campus, media partner Channel 7 and partner Joondalup Resort.

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