2017 Season Concerts

We are delighted to announce next season's concert dates :

Concert 1 
Sunday 9th April

with Rachel Hyde and Liam Wooding (piano)

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, OP.18
Elgar - Symphony No.1 in A-flat major, Op.55


Concert 2
Sunday 2nd July

with Andrew Atkins (Associate conductor with Orchestra Wellington) and James Jin (violin)

Mendelssohn -  A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture, Op. 21
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op. 36


Concert 3
Sunday 24th September

with Justin Pearce, Janey MacKenzie (soprano) and Luka Venter (tenor)

Mozart - Symphony No.25 in G minor
Mussorgsky - Songs from the Nursery
Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé Suite
And more!


Concert 4
Sunday 10th December

with Ewan Clark and David Bremner (trombone)


Lilburn - Suite for Orchestra
Tomasi - Trombone Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No 2 in D major, Op. 43

All concerts start at 2:30 pm at St.Andrews on The Terrace.

MoU signed with Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington and the Wellington Chamber Orchestra recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the principal points of a new partnership between the two orchestras. The aim of the partnership is to enable OW to fulfill their commitment to support community orchestras, and to strengthen the financial and artistic capacity of the WCO.

The MoU’s principal points are:
  • the engagement of the OW Assistant Conductor to conduct WCO for one term per year;
  • publicity for OW and WCO concerts shared through each other’s communications channels;
  • assisting WCO to apply for grants;
  • enabling WCO players to attend OW dress rehearsals on specified occasions.

Kirsten Mason, General Manager of Orchestra Wellington, and Richard Howarth, President of the WCO, are seen here signing the agreement on September 14 this year.





Orchestra Wellington’s next concert: Nutcracker (featuring Michael Houston in Bartok’s Piano Concerto no 3,  and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, Act II) is on Saturday October 15. (www.orchestrawellington.co.nz/events/nutcracker)






2016 Term 4 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 4th December

St Andrew's on The Terrace

NZSO's cello principal, Andrew Joyce conducts and plays the solo. The programme is fun for all ages!

[Meet the orchestra - A concert for children of all ages

  • Gabrieli, Giovanni - Canzon per sonar septimi toni a 8, Ch.171, Sonata Octavi Toni a 12, C.184
  • Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel - Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172 (H.439)  (solo : Andrew Joyce)
  • Tchaikovsky - Chinese Dance, Dance of the Mirlitons and Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker (suite), Op.71a
  • Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf narrated by Garry Smith

Poster to download



2016 Term 3 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 25th September

St Andrew's on The Terrace

Michael Vinten conducts the orchestra, along with Maaike Christie-Beekman (soprano). The orchestra is led by Paula Carryer, with a programme of:
  • Mozart - Don Giovanni Overture K. 527
  • Mahler - Seven early songs & Blumine
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" in E-flat major, Op. 55



Please read a review by Peter Mechen on Middle C - http://middle-c.org/2016/09/high-drama-pastoral-beauty-and-symphonic-grandeur-from-the-wco-with-michael-vinten/

2016 Term 2 concert

2.30pm, Sunday 3rd July

St Andrew's on The Terrace

Vincent Hardaker conducts the orchestra, along with a rising star, David McGregor (clarinet). The orchestra is led by Mariko Hemmingsen, with a programme of:
  • Mozart, Magic Flute Overture K. 620 (video)
  • Weber, Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 74 (soloist: David McGregor)  (video)
  • Schubert, Symphony No. 9 "The Great" in C major, D. 944(video)


The review of the concert by Middle C is here.



2016 Term 1 concert

2.30pm, Sunday 10th April

St Andrew's on The Terrace

Rachel Hyde conducts the orchestra, along with our very loved violinist, Helene Pohl. The orchestra is led by Kathryn Maloney, with a programme of:
  • Khachaturian, Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Prokofiev, Violin concerto No.2 (soloist: Helene Pohl)
  • Borodin, Symphony No. 2
Tickets are available before the concert from EventFinda for $19 (adult) and $14 (tertiary student/senior). Tickets at the door: Adults $20; Tertiary Students / Senior Citizens / Unwaged $15; School-aged or younger children free.

Ticket sales are limited by the size of the venue so bookings are recommended.

2016 Season Concerts

Welcome to our new season of 2016! We are very excited to announce the coming concerts...


Sunday 10 April

with Rachel Hyde and Helene Pohl (violin)

Khachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in B minor



Sunday 3 July

with Vincent Hardaker and David McGregor (clarinet)

Mozart - Magic Flute Overture K. 620

Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 74

Schubert - Symphony No. 9 "The Great" in C major, D. 944



Sunday 25 September

with Michael Vinten and Maaike Christie-Beekman (soprano)

Mozart - Don Giovanni Overture K. 527

Mahler - Seven early songs & Blumine

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" in E-flat major, Op. 55



Sunday 4 December

with Andrew Joyce

[The young person's guide to the orchestra - WCO version] 

Giovanni Gabrieli  - Selections from the antiphonal music

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel - Cello Concerto in A major, H.439 Wq.172

Tchaikovsky - Selections from The Nutcracker (suite), Op.71a

Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf




All concerts start at 2.30pm at St Andrew's on The Terrace