A capacity crowd of 8000 City of Joondalup residents, families and friends filled the fairways at Joondalup Resort for the premiere of their latest show The Power of TEN.
Opening with their take on the fun hit We Are Young, the Tenors and their three-piece band took the crowd on a journey across the globe, starting with Aussie favourites Down Under and I Still Call Australia Home before taking in Napoli, Broadway and Mexico.
Either side of the intermission, the crowd favourites were a medley of boy band hits from the likes of Boyzone, Hanson, Milli Vanilli, NSYNC and One Direction, followed by a mix of songs from the “best of the divas” including Britney Spears, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Cher.
After finishing with Scorpions’ Wind of Change and Meatloaf’s I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), they returned for an encore featuring Nessun Dorma and the Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody, before wrapping up the evening by paying tribute to the late David Bowie with his famous track Heroes.
Perth-raised Jared Newall said performing on the fairways of Joondalup Resort was one of the highlights of his time with The TEN Tenors.
“We’ve done a concert on a fiord, we’ve done a concert in the middle of Warsaw in Poland, we’ve done concerts on six continents and that was the first on a golf course; it rated very highly,” he said backstage after the performance.
“We are still on a rush after finishing that one; it was amazing.
“We try to put songs in the show that will really get the audience’s energy up and get them on their feet, clapping and singing.”
Newest recruit Sam Roberts-Smith – a WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate – said he was savouring the opportunity to perform on his “home turf”.
“I have never performed with The TEN Tenors in Perth before so that was amazing,” he said.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the feedback he had received after the concert was “overwhelmingly positive with many regular attendees claiming this was the best Valentine’s Concert they had seen”.
The concert raised $4580 which will be split equally between Teen Challenge and HAND nor (Homeless, At risk, Needy, Disadvantaged, North of the River).