Sydney Lawyers Orchestra Performs at High Court of Australia

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The Sydney Lawyers Orchestra (SLO) this week performed in the Great Hall of the High Court of Australia.
 
The group made up of lawyers from top law firms and the wider law community, was led by Thomas Jones, partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
 
The SLO, supported by Corrs, performed on 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,” said Karina Edwards, Court Guides Manager of the High Court of Australia.
 
“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,” she added.
 
The SLO was founded in 2014 by Jones who brought together about 30 lawyers who are also classically-trained musicians and share an enthusiasm for music.
 
The group was established by members from the Bar, the Courts, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Allens, Clayton Utz, Norton Rose Fulbright, Gilbert + Tobin, King & Wood Mallesons, and the social justice sector.
 
It regularly performs to fundraise for charitable causes, recently supporting the fundraising efforts of Save the Children Australia for the victims of Cyclone Winston in Fiji.
 

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