Sydney Gala Event

Beaux and Belles

The ACO's 2013 Sydney Gala, presented by Maserati

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Our annual Sydney Fundraising Gala, Beaux & Belles, presented by Maserati, took place on Wednesday 30 October at the University of Sydney. On arrival, guests enjoyed drinks under the flowering jacaranda in the Quad before moving upstairs to the beautiful MacLaurin Hall for a delicious feast designed and prepared by celebrity chef Luke Mangan.

The Chaser’s Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel were hilarious MCs and very able assistants to fabulous auctioneer Justin Miller. Of course, the highlight of the evening was a beautiful concert by Richard Tognetti and the ACO who were joined by the Picton Strings, one of the projects that our Education Program has been supporting for the last three years.

The evening was a great success and raised just over $500,000 for our Education Program, which is a record result! In the words of guest speaker Linda Dalton, music is a great gift and you have helped us to make that gift a reality for children across Australia.

We’d like to thank Liz Cacciottolo and the Sydney Event Committee for their amazing support.

Photos: Fiora Sacco

For more information about the ACO's fundraising events please contact Tom Tansey, ACO Events Manager on 02 8274 3828 or at



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