Previous Seasons

2016 Season


The Four Seasons

Sunday 4th December 2016, 4:00 pm
Richmond Uniting Church
304-314 Church St, Richmond

Roy Theaker – Director, Violin

SIBELIUS – Romance
HOLST – St Paul’s Suite
VIVALDI – The Four Seasons


Baroque Bigwigs

Saturday 10th September 2016, 4:00 pm
Richmond Uniting Church
304-314 Church St, Richmond

Rachael Beesley – Director, Violin
Jennifer Kirsner – Violin

J.B. BACH – Overture (Suite) in D major
BIBER – Mensa Sonora, Pars III in A minor
J.S. BACH – Concerto for 2 violins in D minor
BIBER – Battalia à 10
J.S. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
VAN WASSENAER – Concerto Armonico No. 3 in A major
BRESCIANELLO – Chaconne à 6


Rule, Britannia!

Sunday 22nd May 2016, 3:00 pm
St Stephen’s Anglican Church
360 Church St, Richmond

Ingrid Martin – Conductor
Liam Murphy – Clarinet

MENDELSSOHN – Hebrides Overture
GRAINGER – Molly on the Shore
GRAINGER – Londonderry Air
ARNOLD – Clarinet Concerto No. 2
BUTTERWORTH – Banks of Green Willow
HAYDN – Symphony No. 100, ‘Military’


String Quintet

Sunday 21st February 2016, 2:30 pm

Orchestra 21 Chamber Players

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – Phantasy Quintet
BRUCKNER – String Quintet


2015 Season

Northern Lights

Saturday 24th October 2015, 8pm
Richmond Uniting Church
304-313 Church St, Richmond

Caroline Henbest – Director, Viola

GRIEG – Holberg Suite
NIELSEN – Suite Opus 1
HOLST – Lyric Movement
SHOSTAKOVICH – Quartet No. 8 (Chamber Symphony)


Music in War and Peace

Saturday 18th April 2015, 7:30 pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Sunday 19th April 2015, 2:30 pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat

Mario Dobernig
Joanna Cole
– Soprano
Michael Lapiña – Tenor
Adrian McEniery – Bass

SCHUBERT – Mass No. 2 in G major
ELGAR – For the Fallen, To Women
PERTOUT – Angustam Amice (World Premiere)
BRUMBY – The Last to Leave
HAYDN – Farewell Symphony


Trio Bleu-Nial

Sunday 29th March 2015, 4:00 pm
Breslin Gallery
254 Neerim Rd, Carnegie

Orchestra 21 Chamber Players

BEETHOVEN – String Trio in C minor, Opus 9, No. 3
BACH – Air from Suite in D major
CRAS – String Trio


2014 Season

Oktoberfest

Sunday 5th October 2014, 3:00 pm
St Joseph’s Church
30 Fitzgerald St, South Yarra

Roy Theaker – Director and Soloist

BEETHOVEN – Coriolan Overture
MENDELSSOHN – Violin Concerto in E minor
HAYDN – Symphony No. 104, “The London”


A Toast to Vienna

Sunday 4th May 2014, 3:00 pm
St James’ Anglican Church
Cnr Burke Rd and High St, Glen Iris

Warwick Stengårds – Conductor
Robert Schubert – Clarinet

SCHOENBERG – Suite for String Orchestra (Suite im alten Stil)
BRAHMS – Clarinet Quintet (arranged for clarinet and string orchestra)


Souvenir de Florence

Sunday 30th March 2014, 5:00 pm
St James’ Anglican Church
Cnr Burke Rd and High St, Glen Iris

Orchestra 21 Chamber Players

BOCCHERINI – String Sextet in E flat major
TCHAIKOVSKY – Souvenir de Florence


2013 Season

A Night at the Opera

Saturday 12th October 2013, 7:30 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Roy Theaker – Conductor
Hannah Dahlenburg – Soprano
Brenton Spiteri – Tenor

ROSSINI – Overture, Il Signor Bruschino
ELGAR – Serenade for Strings
MOZART – O zittre nicht, Die Zauberflöte
MOZART – Il mio tesoro, Don Giovani
MOZART – Wech ein Geschick, Die Entführung aus dem Serail
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 4


Don Quixote

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 7:30 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Caroline Henbest – Director, Viola
Rebecca Chan – Violin

TELEMAN – Don Quixote Suite
MOZART – Sinfonia Concertante
GERSHWIN – Lullaby
DVORÁK – Serenade for Strings


Fauré’s Requiem

Orchestra 21 and Victoria Chorale

Sunday 21st April 2013, 3:00 pm
St Columb’s Church
5 St Columbs St, Hawthorn

Mario Dobernig – Conductor
Jessica Boyd – Soprano
Ying Hui Matthew Tng – Baritone

FAURÉ – Cantuque de Jean Racine
HAYDN – Symphony No. 104 “London”
FAURÉ – Requiem


2012 Season

Alla Turca

Sunday 30th September 2012, 2:30 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Roy Theaker – Director, Violin

GLASS – Company
MOZART – Violin Concerto in A major
BARBER – Adagio for Strings
BARTÓK – Divertimento for String Orchestra


L’Estro Armonico

Sunday 1st July 2012, 2:30 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Rachael Beesley – Director, Violin
Rosanne Hunt – Director, Cello

CPE BACH – String Sinfornia in C major
VIVALDI – Cello Concerto in A minor (RV 418)
VIVALDI – Concerto for 4 Violins in D major Op. 3 No. 1 (RV 549)
JANÁCEK – Suite for String Orchestra
VERESS – 4 Transylvanian Dances


 Made in Melbourne

Saturday 19th May 2012, 8:00 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Stefan Cassomenos – Director, Piano
Sarah Curro – Violin
Monica Curro – Violin

BEETHOVEN – Coriolan Overture
MOZART – Piano Concerto No. 25
BRITTEN – Young Apollo
CASSOMENOS – Double Concerto for 2 Violins (World Premiere)


2011 Season

Music for the Christmas Season

Orchestra 21 and Victoria Chorale

Saturday 10th December 2011, 7:30 pm
St Columb’s Church
5 St Columbs St, Hawthorn

Raymond Yong – Conductor

BACH – Christmas Oratorios 4 and 5
CORELLI – Christmas Concerto
MOZART – Sancta Maria, Mater Dei
VICTORIA – O Magnum Mysterium


Bridge to Tchaikovsky

Sunday 22nd May 2011, 2:30 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Raymond Yong – Conductor

ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
BRIDGE – Suite for String Orchestra
SUK – Meditation on an Old Bohemian Carol
TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade for String Orchestra


2010 Season

Classical Moments

Orchestra 21 Launch

Sunday 28th November 2010, 2:30 pm
St John’s Church
5 Finch St, Malvern East

Raymond Yong – Conductor
Ewen Bramble – Cello

BRITTEN – Simple Symphony
HAYDN – Cello Concerto in C major
GREENBAUM – Moments of Falling
MOZART – Symphony No. 29 in A major


The Big Band Project – Strings Attached

Orchestra 21 and swingin’.com Big Band

Monday 6th September 2010, 8:00 pm
The Apartment
401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne


German Masters

Orchestra 21 and Victoria Chorale

Saturday 17th April 2010, 8:00 pm
Auburn Uniting Church
81 Oxley Rd, Hawthorn

Raymond Yong – Conductor
Anna O’Byrne – Soprano
Daniel Todd – Tenor
Simon Meadows – Bass

SCHUBERT – Mass No. 2 in G major
BACH – Wachet Auf
BRAHMS – Partsongs Op. 62
MENDELSSOHN – Sinfonia No. 2