Concert ~ 14 June 2024

We are about to start rehearsing for our next concert on Friday, 14 June at 8pm, MLC in Kew! We will perform this wonderful selection of music:

* Weber ~ Overture to Der Freischütz
* Henri Duparc ~ Aux Etoiles
* Berlioz ~ Minuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps, from the Damnation of Faust
* Berlioz ~ Love Music from Romeo et Juliette
* Dvorak ~ Symphony No. 6

Tickets are available online here or at the door (cash only).

We hope you can join us. Please spread the word to your family and friends!


How we support Gatehouse at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Hello friends. We’d like to share some good news about how we support Gatehouse, a department of the Royal Children’s Hospital. Gatehouse is a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) and provides therapeutic interventions and support for children and young people affected by sexual abuse, assault or violence. Gatehouse also helps their families and carers.

Thanks to your generosity, Gatehouse is currently using our donations and profits from concerts to purchase resources for its Crisis Care Unit. These items will provide much-needed comfort and support to children at one of their most vulnerable and distressing times.

On behalf of Gatehouse, and the children needing emergency help, thank you for supporting this valuable service in our community.

Concert ~ 15 March 2024

We are feeling refreshed and ready to perform another year of music!

Our first concert of 2024 will be on Friday, 15th March at 8pm, MLC in Kew. The program will showcase all musicians, including our wind and string sections, and our very own Mauro Baldi as flute soloist:

* J S Bach ~ Ouverture (Suite) No. 2 in B minor, for flute and strings, with soloist Mauro Baldi
* Gustav Holst ~ St Paul’s Suite for Strings
* Richard Strauss ~ Praeludium, from Suite for Winds Op. 4
* Georges Bizet ~ Symphony in C Major

Tickets are available online here or at the door (cash only).

We hope to see you there to enjoy this wonderful music.

2024 concert dates ~ Best Wishes for the New Year

We hope you’re all enjoying the festive season and we wish you a very happy, successful and musical new year.

On that note, we’d like to share our 2024 concert dates with you:

* Friday, 15 March
* Friday, 14 June
* Friday, 6 September
* Friday, 22 November

All concerts will commence at 8pm at Methodist Ladies’ College in Kew.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for our orchestra and the Royal Children’s Hospital Gatehouse Centre.

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Thank you!

What a great ending to our 2023 concert season!

Thank you so much to everyone involved in last night’s performance ~ our conductor Joannes Roose, musicians, volunteers and a supportive audience. And of course Grieg, Elgar and Brahms for their beautiful music. We noticed a few people bopping along to “In the Hall of the Mountain King” – it’s hard not to!

Special thanks to our event photographer (and former musician) Andrew Bottomley of Rubicon Photography. We’ll share Andrew’s photos with you soon.

Thank you again for your support.