Supporting Gatehouse Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Hello friends ~ we have some good news to start your week.

Many of you know that The Melbourne Sinfonia is an Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital. We donate profits from our concerts to the Hospital’s Gatehouse Centre which is a “Centre Against Sexual Assault”.

Thanks to your support and donations, we were recently able to donate $2,000 to Gatehouse.

This will help Gatehouse continue to provide assessment, treatment and advocacy services to children, young people and their families affected by sexual abuse (known or suspected) or concerning sexual behaviours. These services mainly help families living in the North Western metro area of Melbourne and the cities of Moreland and Hume.

Gatehouse also provides valuable training and consultation services to professionals and other agencies.

Thank you all for supporting this very worthy cause.

Bravo!

Bravo to our musicians and director Joannes Roose for a fabulous concert last night! And congratulations to Luke Severn for his captivating performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Thanks as always to our audience and volunteers who keep the orchestra running. You enable us to perform these concerts and support a worthy cause – Gatehouse at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Thank you and congratulations to all.
Concert 2 Sep 2022 (2)

Thank you for a wonderful concert

Thank you everyone for a wonderful concert on Friday, celebrating the music of Mozart and Beethoven!

Congratulations to our musicians and bravo to Elyane Laussade for her captivating performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor. And as always, we couldn’t do it without our Musical Director Joannes Roose and volunteers.

Heartfelt thanks to our audience for supporting community music, our orchestra and the Gatehouse Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

We hope to see you again at our next concert on Friday, 2 September.
Concert 10 June 2022

“It’s great to be back”

Concert 25 March 2022“It’s great to be back”. That was the overwhelming sentiment at last night’s concert. There’s no substitute for live music!

Thank you to everyone involved in making our return so special ~ our musicians, audience, volunteers, soloist Jasper Ly and our Musical Director Joannes Roose. Special mention to our instruments, who waited so patiently for their chance to shine once again!

Bravo to all and here’s to a musical year ahead. Make a note of our next concert date: Friday, 10 June 2022.

COVID Safe Plan for concert

To keep us all healthy and safe, MLC will implement the following requirements on Friday evening. They will provide a COVID safety officer to monitor compliance. Please respect their role. We hope to see you there.

  • All patrons over 18 must be double vaccinated unless there is acceptable evidence of a valid medical exemption
  • Vaccination status will be verified at entry
  • Face mask to be worn at all times
  • Hand sanitisation required on entry – sanitiser and wipes will be available
  • If feeling unwell or showing symptoms, please stay home
  • Toilets and high use touchpoints will be cleaned at 4pm on the day
  • Air-conditioning will be used for temperature control, and doors/windows opened for fresh air flow
  • Signage for physical distancing and directing foot traffic
  • Like all our concerts, seating will be unallocated to allow physical distancing
  • Our players will be 5m from the audience (front row of seats will not be used)

We’re back! Next concert ~ 25 March 2022

We are so pleased to announce that we will be presenting a concert on Friday, 25 March 2022. It will be held at the James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew commencing at 8pm.

Our program is:
* Mozart ~ Don Giovanni Overture
* Ludwig Lebrun ~ Oboe Concerto No.1 in D minor with soloist Jasper Ly
* Beethoven ~ Symphony No. 5

Come along and enjoy, at last, a real live performance, support the orchestra and also Gatehouse at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Tickets are available online here.

Both the MLC auditorium and the orchestra have a Covid-safe plan and seating will be arranged accordingly.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Poster 25 March 2022