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The Idea of North – Ballads By Candlelight (2 Shows)

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm to 10:00 pm


For the ninth year and sold out for the last eight years in a row, The Idea of North presents their annual ‘Ballads By Candlelight’ concert in the ever-stunning acoustics of St Peter’s Cathedral.

2 x shows:
Friday March 17th 6:15PM
Friday March 17th 9:00PM
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval.

*Winners of Best Music Adelaide Fringe 2013.

Family friendly.
Wheelchair Access + toilets.
AUSLAN interpreter.

The Idea of North present their annual ‘Ballads By Candlelight’ concert – now an Adelaide Fringe Institution. This event has sold out the past 7 years, so book early. Surrounded by glorious sounds and twinkling candles in the beautifully historic St. Peter’s Cathedral, this concert will inspire and uplift you. After 23 years of performing as a group, Australia’s leading vocal group The Idea of North, will warm your heart and feed your soul with gorgeous ballads and of course their usual pinch of comedy.

They’ve worked with Barry Humphries, Katie Noonan, Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano, James Morrison, Marina Prior, Emma Pask, Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, Paulini, Lior, Vince Jones, The Manhattan Transfer, Take Six, Naturally 7, David Campbell, with the SSO, TSO, MSO and many more great musicians.

“Weaving pure magic with just four voices, by the encore you’ll forget that’s all they use!” (Adelaide Review). “An impeccable standard of musicianship” (Melb Age).

Important information:
This venue is wheelchair accessible, for accessibility bookings please call (08) 8100 2000 during office hours. Please note, the wheelchair entrance is via the carpark off King William Road.

Presented by:

The Idea of North

The Idea of North are a quartet of musicians, serious about their music without taking themselves too seriously.
With their a cappella instrumentation of soprano, alto, tenor and bass & vocal percussion they have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but they cross many musical genres, including jazz, folk, gospel, pop and comedy.
Exactly what you see and hear at a concert is difficult to describe, but with twelve albums in the catalogue, a significant local and international fan base, it would seem that despite the difficulty, people are getting better at describing The Idea of North to their friends.

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Friday, March 17, 2017
6:15 pm to 10:00 pm
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Idea of North


St Peter’s Cathedral
27 King William Road
North Adelaide, South Australia 5006 Australia
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