Date: 30 November 2018
Location: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
Organiser: 7 Star Pyramid Productions and The Gozo Youth Orchestra
Headliners: Killer Queen, Cash and Band, and The QMC Choir
Guest Singers: Keith Anthony, Dorothy Bezzina, Gianluca Bezzina, Ludwig Galea, Chris Grech, Kevin McGowan, and Neville Refalo
We look forward to 7 Star Pyramid Productions’ and The Gozo Youth Orchestra’s annual project, featuring the best artists and musicians on the islands and a repertoire that never fails to wow the crowd.
Sound design plays an integral role in these shows: the stage features close to 100 musicians, all with family and friends in the crowd adamant on hearing every note. It is for us a very intensive show – there are quick changeover effects and playouts. Impeccable team communication is key. Still, it’s a challenge we take on gladly.
Due to these factors, as well as specific acoustic issues, the stage layout for Queen Meets Coldplay required some serious thinking. Each and every element of the 60-piece orchestra was miked to deliver the best rock orchestral theatre experience.
Theatres with balconies are rarely easy to deal with. Our aim was to deliver a great sound experience, regardless of where the concert-goer was seated. Intensive element building and sound checks did the job well.