MBO 2020 Concert series

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Video Credit: polyphonic pictures

In our fourth annual concert series, join us as we continue to celebrate Melbourne's outstanding local baroque musicians.




Watch this space for an update on an alternative date for this event later in the year.



Sunday August 9, 3pm

Church of All Nations, Palmerston St. Carlton

Leading baroque harpist Hannah Lane (recently returned from Europe) is joined by rising-star soprano Alexandra Toussaint-Jackson and the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra in a program featuring Handel's beloved Concerto for Harp, and music from Saul, Giulio Cesare, Esther andRinaldo.  




Sunday November 29, 2pm

St John's Southgate

Josephine Vains follows up her acclaimed 2018 performance of C.P.E. Bach's A minor cello concerto with his A major concerto, while Shane Lestideau and friends revel in Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins in D.

Note early start time.



Tickets: $40 standard/$25 concession

$15 student/Under 12 free

Save with subscription to all 3 concerts:

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PHOTOS & Recordings

'Double Concertos'

Nov 25 2018

Featuring soloists:

John O'Donnell & Jacqueline Ogeil

Rosanne Hunt & Edwina Cordingley

David Irving & Jennifer Kirsner

Melbourne Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players: Review, March 2019

“Wesley of Warragul’s Simply Music concert season 2019 commenced last month with a simply superb program and performance by [chamber players of] the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra….. The excellence of the performance ...[lay in] the intimacy of the interaction between all the players, and the perfect integration of [the] parts.”

Of Craig Hill’s playing, John writes: “Craig Hill has been a pioneering exponent of period instrument performance in Australia. It was a privilege to hear his exquisite playing of such lovely music which exemplifies Mozart’s particular love of the clarinet, as well as his supreme musical genius.”

John Hart (letter to the editor, the Warragul and Drouin Gazette, April 2, 2019) of the Wesley of Warragul “Simply Music” concert by Melbourne Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players, March 17, 2019, at the Warragul’s Wesley Church

Italian Grand Concertos, Davide Monti, soloist 

Highlights from Melbourne Baroque Orchestra concert May 2017

Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, Movement 1, Rosanne Hunt and Edwina Cordingley soloists with the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, November 2018 - MBO
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J.S. Bach Italian Concerto for Solo Harpsichord, Movement 1, John O'Donnell soloist, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra concert November 2018. - MBO
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