15th March 2014
Royal Flying Doctor Service Supporters’ Concert
Concert at City Recital Hall, Sydney

On 15 February 2014 world’s first public performance of a new 100% Australian musical was staged to a full house at the City Recital Hall, Sydney in the presence of the Governor of New South Wales, Prof The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, distinguished guests and supporters of The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.


In “King of the Air – The Musical” the life story of Australian aviation pioneer Charles Kingsford Smith was turned into thrilling musical entertainment by our own composer Gavin Lockley and award-winning Australian biographer Ann Blainey. The show was hosted by acclaimed opera director Stuart Maunder, and featured vocal soloists Daniel Bell, Meredith O’Reilly, David Hooley and Renae Martin. The opening piano concerto was performed by Simon Tedeschi and the Metropolitan Orchestra under the baton of Sarah-Grace Williams.