The Sydney Lawyers Orchestra (SLO) this week reached new heights, with a performance in the Great Hall of the High Court of Australia, proudly supported by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Led by Corrs partner, violinist and conductor Thomas Jones, the SLO’s performance took place on Sunday 9 October as part of the ‘Classics in the Court’ series.

The special performance included the premiere of a long forgotten work, titled Intermezzo, by Frederic Septimus Kelly, an Australian composer, pianist and Olympic Gold medallist who died 100 years ago on the Western Front. The orchestra also performed a number of classic works by Haydn, Mozart, Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

“The sound was remarkable in the cathedral like space of the Great Hall and the professionalism and talent of the musicians was thrilling to experience. There were over 300 people in attendance, many of whom took the time to say how impressed they were and how much they enjoyed the concert,” said Karina Edwards, Manager, Court Guides, High Court of Australia.

Founded in 2014 by Thomas Jones, the SLO brings together like-minded musicians from across the legal profession to share their creative talents.

Since its debut, the SLO has regularly performed to help fundraise for charitable causes, recently supporting the fundraising efforts of Save the Children Australia for the victims of Cyclone Winston in Fiji. In December 2015, it performed with the NSW Bar Choir in support of The Katrina Dawson Foundation.


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