Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:48am 16/11/21 | 0 Comments
If you haven't seen the other news items in our feed, that "Halo Day" shout could seem odd, but have a quick squiz, and maybe a peek at what's trending on socials and you'll quickly realise what's the the what -- Halo and the Xbox brand are celebrating 20 years of infiltration into the gaming landscape. And what better way to do that here in Australia, than with an orchestra?
What's that? You've never heard of the Aussie tradition of celebrating milestones through an orchestra? Why that's a bootable offense!
Anyway, the local Xbox team took to marking this fairly significant occasion by employing the services of The Sydney Youth Orchestra, lead by Kamilaroi Man, Paul Glass, on didgeridoo in a spectacular performance backed by the world-class scenic views of the gorgeous Sydney Harbour. This is a killer fourish minutes to get your day really rolling on a positive.
"Sydney Youth Orchestras and Xbox ANZ have been in talks for some time now," said Mia Patoulios, Chief Executive Officer for Sydney Youth Orchestra of the event (via press release). "And it feels great to finally get the chance to work together on such a momentous occasion for the brand.
“It’s hard to believe that we’ve already experienced 20 years of Xbox and Halo, and we can’t wait to share this unique performance with Australia and the rest of the world during the 20th Anniversary Event.”
“Australia has always had a deep love for Halo and Xbox," added Tania Chee, Xbox Business Lead for ANZ. "So it’s been great to not only celebrate the 20th anniversary of this brand and iconic franchise, but the upcoming launch of Halo Infinite on December 9.”