Food & Travel

Aug 16, 2012

A tropical musical feast in Townsville

On the Great Barrier Reef’s most beautiful island, a feast of world-class music. It sounds like a fantasy, but the Australian Festival of Chamber Music has never been conventional, writes Alison Cotes.

A boat trip across from Townsville to the Great Barrier Reef’s most beautiful island, appropriately named after Orpheus, the legendary Greek musician who could charm all things with his voice and his lute.  A clear blue sky, balmy breezes, and even a whale serendipitously breaching by the side of the boat. Then, after a scramble ashore, a concert featuring the music of Bach, Michael Head and famed didjeridu player William Barton, before a slow trip back at sunset.

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