Mitcham Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary concert

Mitcham Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary concert


Mitcham Orchestra 30th


When Sunday, 27th of May 2018 at 2 pm
Venue Cumberland Park Community Centre

390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park

Music Director Tully Brookes
Soloist Daisy Elliott, violin
The programme includes:

Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Schubert’s Symphony No 2 and Mozart Violin Concerto No 3

Admission $12 at the door; Children 12 Years and Under free
Afternoon tea $2

Daisy Elliott started violin lessons at the age of 4 with Judith Bingaman.  A year later she completed her first AMEB exam and a few years after that, started her first of eight State Music Camps.  In 2014 she was accepted into the Special Interest Music Program at Marryatville High School and started lessons with Lachlan Bramble . She has won various prizes through the Adelaide Eisteddfod such as the Jane Peters Medallion and the winner of the Junior Concerto section in 2017.  This year she was fortunate enough to participate in National Music Camp (Adelaide) and Young Symphonists (Queensland), two of the Australian Youth Orchestra programs with young musicians from all around Australia.  Daisy was awarded the Mitcham Orchestra/Mitcham Rotary Club Prize for 2017 in the Adelaide Eisteddfod.  As part of her award Daisy is being given this opportunity to perform as soloist with the Mitcham Orchestra.


In 1988, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation formed the Bicentenary Seniors Symphony Orchestra, which was conducted by Graham Abbott.  The Leader was Sam Bor.  They gave concerts in the Adelaide Town Hall and at Victor Harbor (conducted by Sam Bor) with soprano soloist, Rae Cocking.  In 1989, after approaching the A.B.C. with a view to continuing the orchestra’s activities, and also the Adelaide City Council, the players found that no support was available from either of these organisations.  The players used the Flinders Street Music School as a base (the first rehearsal was held on April 28, 1990), and the orchestra was named the Adelaide Metropolitan Orchestra.  In May 1996, the orchestra relocated to the All Saints Anglican Church at Colonel Light Gardens.  In early 2000 the orchestra was offered financial support by the Mitcham Council, which provides a hall in Richmond Road, Westbourne Park for rehearsals.  On March 4, 2000, the orchestra became the Mitcham Orchestra.  The Inaugural Concert was given at the Mitcham Village Institute on Sunday, May 14, 2000.  The Concert given on October 19, 2008, at the Mitcham Village Institute, celebrated the orchestra’s 20th Anniversary.  Mike Kenny, a former French Horn player in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and musical arranger with the A.B.C., was the orchestra’s Musical Director from 1990 until his retirement at the end of 2016.  Tully Brookes is the new Musical Director.  We are celebrating the Mitcham Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary during 2018.

Mitcham Orchestra information, Robert Brown at ‘phone: 8431 0452

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