Oslo fagottkor and Ingrid Bjørnov have returned to Oslo. Thank you Sydney and Sydney Opera House, for welcoming us and giving us so many fantastic experiences and happy memories!
The concerts at the Sydney Opera House were a success. We are thrilled that they were sold out short of a few seats, and that we received such great response from the audience.
The reception held by the embassy at the opera house after the final concert was a real treat. We enjoyed mingling with friends and making new friends to the gay sound of sparkling bubbles and luxurious taste of canapés, all set to the spectacular view of the Harbour Bridge from the great opera hall.
We are also thrilled that we were able to join the Mardi Gras Parade. We dressed up in our signature white navy-like costumes with bright pink trimmings, and awaited eagerly with all the other paraders for several hours. Finally all the anticipation exploded as we suddenly started running and jumping up Oxford Street to thousands of spectators cheering us on, as we delivered our hastily refreshed routines with pom-poms and glitter specked faces.
The white and pink navy suits are a striking view, and we enjoyed lots of attention and photo shooting the entire day, the evening and not least the best part of the night at The Party. We also drew the attention of several media crews, and our director and choreographer, Tomas Glans, made an energetic interview on the news followed by one of the choirs choreographed pom-pom routines.
A picture of Oslo fagottkor parading even heads the official closing newsletter of the Sydney Mardi Gras 2014.
Sydney, we love you!