2000 Sydney Opening Ceremony Music List

Musical Compositions for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.


‘Countdown Fanfare’ – Composed by Richard Mills and performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
‘The Man From Snowy River (Olympic Version)’ – Composed by Bruce Rowland and composed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
‘Fanfare’ – Composed by James Morrison & Swing City
‘Advance Australia Fair’ – Arranged by David Stanhope, performed by Human Nature, Julie Anthony, James Morrison, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney University Musical Society & Sing 2001 Choir.

‘Deep Sea Dreaming’ – Composed by Elena Kats-Chernin, and performed by the Sydney Children’s Choir & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra

‘Awakening’ – Performed by Djakapurra Munyarryun, Don Nundihirribala, David Page, Ngaanyatjaara, Pitjantjatjarra & Yankunytjatjara Women & Doonoch Dance Co.

‘Fire’ – Composed and performed by Michael Askill & Fire Percussion

‘Nature’ – Composed by Chong Lim, performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chorale & National Boys Choir

‘Tin Part 1’ – Composed and performed by Ian Cooper & John Frolich
‘Tin Part 2’ – Composed by Paul Grabowsky and performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & National Boys Choir

‘Arrivals (Movements I-V)’ – Composed by Peewee Ferris
‘Under Southern Skies’ – Music & Lyrics by Damien Halloran & Maria Millward and performed by Nikki Webster & Sing 2001 Choir

‘Eternity’ – Composed by David Hirschfelder


Games 2000 Fanfare 1 – Composed by David Stanhope and performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Dare to Dream – Composed and written by Paul Begaud, Vanessa Corish & Wayne Tester and performed by John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John

Heroes Live Forever – Composed by John Gillard & Trevor White, performed by Vanessa Amorosi

Journey of Angels – Composed by Chong Lim

Olympic Hymn – Performed by The Millennium Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra


The Flame – Composed by John Foreman, performed by Tina Arena, Sydney Children’s Choir & The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Tibi Omnes from The Berlioz Te Deum – Performed by Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney University Musical Society, Sing 2001 Choir & Sydney Children’s Choir

‘The Warriors’ – composed by Percy Grainger


2 Responses to “2000 Sydney Opening Ceremony Music List”

  1. I remember that these games were the first I’ve seen on TV when I was ten years old, and I’d sit and watch mesmerized by everything. 12 years later, it still lives with me. Sydney 2000 will always and forever will be closest to my heart.

  2. I believe the last on the list is wrong. It is not Skyline Firedance. It should be “The Warriors” composed by Percy Grainger. This is the piece that plays during the cauldron’s final ascent to the top of the stadium.

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