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!

Concert Program and Tickets ~ 8 September 2023

We are pleased to announce our concert program for Friday, 8 September 2023. We will perform this wonderful selection of music:

* Franz Schubert ~ Symphony No. 8 in B minor “Unfinished”
* Edvard Grieg ~ Holberg Suite
* Felix Mendelssohn ~ Symphony No. 4 in A major “Italian”

Tickets can be purchased here or at the door (cash only).

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:

Donation to Gatehouse Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital

Thank you everyone for making our concert on 16th June such a successful and enjoyable evening.

Many of you know that we are an Auxiliary of The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and we raise funds for the Hospital’s Gatehouse Centre, a Centre Against Sexual Assault.

Your generosity over the last year has allowed us to recently donate $1,000 to Gatehouse. Thank you so much.

This will help Gatehouse continue supporting young people and their families affected by sexual abuse. Gatehouse provides short and long-term assessment, intervention, therapy and advocacy services. It also offers education and training to the police, legal and community services, professionals and agencies.

Thank you for supporting this very worthy cause.

Concert 16 June 2023 ~ Grand Opera Duets and Dvorak

We are thrilled to announce the program for our next concert on Friday, 16 June 2023:

* Otto Nikolai ~ Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
* Georges Bizet ~ The Pearl Fishers: Prelude and Duet “Je frémis, je chancelle” (Leila and Zurga)
* Giuseppe Verdi ~ La Traviata: Prelude and Duet “Pura siccome un angelo” (Violetta and Giorgio Germont)
* Antonin Dvorak ~ Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op.70

Our talented soloists are Lee Abrahmsen (soprano) and Christopher Hillier (baritone). Read more about Lee and Christopher here.

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

We hope to see you there!

Thank you to all

Thank you to everyone involved in our concert on Friday. It was a memorable evening for the orchestra and we hope you all enjoyed it.

Bravo to our soloist, Cameron Roberts, for his captivating performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Our thanks go to Cameron for providing his time and talent to perform with us.

And to our audience – one of our biggest ever! You lifted our spirits and created a very special atmosphere in the auditorium. Your attendance helped us raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Gatehouse Centre, which provides therapeutic interventions and support for children affected by sexual abuse.

Thanks also to our dedicated volunteers who manage the box office, supper, concert preparations, and many other things behind the scenes. There would be no concerts without you.

Save the date for our next concert on Friday 16th June which will feature acclaimed soprano Lee Abrahmsen. Stay tuned for the concert program!