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.

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.

Concert Program ~ 24 November 2023

The year is flying by and we’re preparing for our last concert of the year, to be held on Friday, 24 November 2023 at 8pm, MLC in Kew.

We will be performing this beautiful music:

* Edvard Grieg ~ Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
* Edward Elgar ~ Serenade for Strings
* Johannes Brahms ~ Symphony No. 2 in D major

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

We hope you can join us!

Join us!

We are a friendly community orchestra of all ages and backgrounds, always looking for new players. We strive to perform high quality music while supporting the Royal Children’s Hospital.

We don’t hold auditions, but for players to feel comfortable in their ability to perform our repertoire we suggest a standard of Grade 7 AMEB (or equivalent) with orchestral experience and commitment.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, 7:45pm – 10pm at Flemington Primary School. Concerts are on Friday evenings at MLC in Kew.

Our next concert is on Friday 8 September. Rehearsal dates are August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at: