Next Concert

The first concert for 2024 will be on Sunday 9 June starting at 3 pm.

The final concert date is on Sunday 24 November.

All concerts are held in the Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall, Corner of Hilder and Gritten Streets, Weston.

Past Concerts

Sunday 26 November 2023
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • Amazing Grace & Scottish Medley, Soloist: Meredith Bagpipe
  • English Folk Song, R. Vaughan Williams
  • Miniature Symphony, Philip Wilkinson
  • Enigma Variations, Nimrod (Variation 9), Edward Elgar
  • The Hebrides Overture, Felix Mendelssohn
  • Holiday Mash-up, Arr. Patrick Roszell
  • Once in Royal David’s City, Arr. Jerry Brubaker
  • Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
  • The Dambusters March, Coates, Arr. David Andrew.
Sunday 20 August 2023
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • American Suite in A Major Op.98b, Antonin Dvořák
  • Chicago, John Kander, Arr. Ricketts  
  • Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra Soloist: Keiko Watanabe, Alice Mary Smith
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, John Williams, Arr. Lopez
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Klaus Badelt
  • The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson
Sunday 7 May 2023
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • The Moldau – Bedřich Smetana
  • Four Dances from Coppelia – Leo Delibes
  • Eight Russian Folk Songs, Op. 58- Anatoly Lyadov
  • Blue Danube – Johann Strauss Jr.
  • Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Sunday 27 November 2022
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • Hungarian Dance No.5 – Johannes Brahms
  • Pictures at an Exhibition Modest – Promenade – Moussorgsky
  • The Barber of Seville Overture – Gioacchino Rossini
  • Egmont Overture – Ludwig Beethoven
  • Kol Nidrei Cello Concerto – Max Bruch. Soloist: Bridget Free
  • A Most Wonderful Christmas Arranged by Robert Sheldon
Sunday 21 August 2022
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • World Premiere of The Old Man who loved to sing. This piece, composed by local composer Michael Dooley, was commissioned especially for the orchestra.
  • Carnival of the Animals – Saint Saens
  • From the Steppes of Central Asia – Borodin
  • Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor – Nicolai
  • Radetzky March – Johan Strauss the elder
  • Carmen Suite #1 – Bizet
Sunday 15 May 2022
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • Slavonic dances nos 4 and 8 from the set of 8 (op 48) by Dvorak
  • Pavane by Gabriel Faure
  • Ballet music from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod
  • Rondo in G minor for Cello and orchestra by Dvorak (Cello soloist – Samuel Payne)
  • Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahmes
No concerts were held in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID-19
Sunday 1st December 2019
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin
  • !st Movement of the Unfinished Symphony by Schubert
  • Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream be Mendelssohn
  • A Muppets Medley
  • Two lyric pieces by Grieg
  • Norwegian Suite by Hansen
  • Just the way you are
  • Dance of the Hours ballet music by Ponchielli
  • Espana by Chabrier
Sunday 18th August 2019
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall
  • Overture to Marriage of Figaro, by Mozart
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, by Mascagni
  • Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, by Humperdinck
  • Excerpts from Carnival of the Animals, by Saint Saens
  • Wedgewood Blue”, by Ketelbey
  • First Suite in Eb by Holst
  • Chariots of Fire, by Vangelis
Sunday 5th May 2019
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall

The concert will feature the following works:

  • Ballet music from Gounod’s opera The Damnation of Faust
  • Exerpts from Bach’s 1st Brandenburg Concerto
  • Edvard Grieg’s Symphonic Dance
  • Leroy Anderson’s Blue Tango
  • The Overture to Rosamunde by Franz Schubert
  • Halvorsen’s Entry of the Boyards
  • Meditation from the opera Thais by Massanet
  • Gershwin in Concert – a medly of some of Gershwin’s best loved melodies
Sunday 09 December 2018
Weston Community Hub Neighbourhood Hall

A variety of works including:
Charpentier: Rondo from Te Deum
Ravel: Prelude for a dead Princess
Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Schubert: Rosamunde (excerpts)
Dvorak: Selections from Symphonic Variations
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 (2nd movement)
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (excerpts)
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)
Coates: London Suite (Knightsbridge)

Sunday 19 August 2018, 2pm.
North Belconnen Uniting Church

A variety of works including
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite
Rossini Thieving Magpie Overture
Coates London Suite

Sunday 6 May 2018, 2pm.
Queanbeyan Uniting Church
Rutledge Street, Queanbeyan

Delibes Excerpts from the Coppelia Ballet suite
Elgar “Nimrod” from Enigma variations
Bizet Excerpts from Carmen Suite
Gounod Funeral March of a Marionette
Meyerbeer Coronation March from Le Prophete
Mancini The Pink Panther
Handel Prelude from the Royal Fireworks Suite
Purcell Trumpet Tune and Air
Britten Excerpts from Soiree Musicale
Williamson Harry Potter medly


3 December 2017

Marches and Dances

Berlioz March to the Scaffold
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance march no 4
Beethoven Turkish March
Saint-Saens Marche Militaire Francaise
Orff March from Carmina Burana
Benjamin Jamaican Rumba
Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Delibes Le Roi s’amuse
Symphonic Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof”
TelemannConcerto for Viola and Orchestra


27 August 2017

Cinema Classics

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No.25 in G Minor, 1st mvt
Ralph Ford (arr): Go West!
Calvin Custer (arr): Themes from 007
Claude-Michel Schonberg:  Les Miserables (medley)
Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer:  Pirates of the Caribbean (medley)
Calvin Custer (arr):  A Tribute to Henry Mancini
John Williams:  Theme from ET
Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (medley)
Alan Silvestri: Forrest Gump Suite


7 May 2017

Music Matters

Johann Strauss, Sn:  Radetsky March
Antonin Dvorak: Waltz in F
Franz Joseph Haydn: Divertimento
Felix Mendelssohn:  Introduction and Fugue
Philip George Wilkinson: Miniature Symphony
Gustav Holst: Marching Song
Antonin Dvorak:  Waltz in B flat
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Two Shakespeare Sketches
Bill Holcolme (arr.):  An Evening at Pops (medley)

4 December 2016

Christmas Allsorts

Georges Bizet: L’Arlesienne, Suite No. 1, Mvt 1 (Overture) & Mvt 4 (Carillon)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 1, Movement 3 (Intermezzo)
Alexander Borodin: On the Steppes of Central Asia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No.36 (The Linz), Mvt 1
Franz Schubert: Four Waltzes
Alan Silvestri: Forrest Gump Suite
Paul Simon:  Bridge Over Troubled Water
John Henry Gauntlett: Once in Royal David’s City
Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane:  Holiday Mash-Up


11 September 2016

Spring Medley

Frank Farago: Csárdás
Bela Bartok: Six Little Pieces
Joseph Haydn: Symphony 104, ‘London’ Symphony, 1st mvt.
Emmanuel Chabrier:  Joyeuse Marche
Aaron Copland: Down a Country Lane
Aaron Copland: Variations on a Quaker Melody (from Appalachian Spring)
Charles-François Gounod : Funeral March of a Marionette
Edvard Grieg: Homage March
Calvin Custer (comp):  Best of the Beatles


22 May 2016

Northern Delights

Anatoly Liadov : Russian Folk Songs
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Three Pieces from Swan Lake
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov : The Young Prince and the Young Princess (from   Scheherazade)
Aram Khachaturian : The Adagio (from Spartacus)
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Movements 1 & 4
Antonín Dvořák: Suite in A. Op 98a (The American Suite). Mvts 1 & 3
Pyotr Tchaikovsky:  Slavonic March (Marche Slave)
Jerry Bock: Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof

29 November 2015

Dominant Tonic

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus
Gabriel Fauré: Élégie
Anton Dvořák: Symphonic Variations 1-16
Georges Bizet: L’Arlesienne #2
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the Opera Overture


30 August 2015

From Gallipoli to the Somme and Beyond: Music from the WW1 era

A J Smith: The ANZAC Marseillaise
Tunes from the Trenches: a Medley
George Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
Ivor Gurney: By a Bierside
Kenneth Alford: Voice of the Guns
Gustav Holst: First Suite in E-flat – 1st Movement
F S Kelly: Elegy for Strings
Les Smith: Grace at Eventide


17 May 2015

Musical Journeys

Eric Coates: The Dam Busters March
Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture
Jacques Offenbach:  Orpheus in the Underworld. Overture
Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz
Antonin Dvořák: Suite in A Major (The American) Mvts 4&5
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Jesus Christ Superstar (medley)


13 November 2014

Summer Treats

Antonin Dvořák : Suite in A Major (The American) Mvt 1
Benjamin Britten:  “Five Courtly Dances” from Glorianna
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Coriolan Overture
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C Major. Mvt 4
Carl Orff: “Tanz” from Carmina Burana
Erroll Garner: Misty
Ralph Vaughan Williams: English Folk Songs Suite


31 August 2014

Something Old, Something New …

Camille Saint-Saëns: Marche Militaire Française (from Suite Algérienne)
Leroy Anderson:  Blue Tango
Léo Delibes:  Suite “Le Roi S’Amuse”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major. Mvt.2
Albert William Ketèlbey: “Wedgewood Blue” Intermezzo
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Gilbert and Sullivan Selections


18 May 2014

Autumn Leaves

Zoltán Kodály : Four Dances (from “Gyermektacok”)
Aram Khachaturian:  Adagio (from “Spartacus Act 2”)
William Matthias:  Serenade Op 18
Gioachino Rossini: La Gazza Ladra. Overture
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3. Mvt 1
Nikolai A Rimsky-Korsakov: The Young Prince and Princess (from “Scheherazade”)
Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours (from “La Gioconda”)


24 November 2013

Holiday Cheer!

Leroy Anderson : Sleigh Ride
Gioachino Rossini:  The Barber of Seville Overture
R. Pearsall:  In Dulcio Jubilo
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6  in F Major. Mvt 1
Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady. Medley
Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba
Jacques Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann
Jean Sibelius: Findandia


25 August 2013

From Purcell to Pop

Heinrich Biber : Sonata ‘pro tabula’
Henry Purcell:  Three pieces from “The Fairy Queen”
Hector Berlioz:  Serenade
Steve Marshall: Major Pipework Tango
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C major. Mvts 1-3
Paul Jennings (arr): A Sixties Time Capsule
Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba
Eric Cotes : London Suite


26 May 2013

Potpourri – A Selection of Classical Pieces

Guiseppe Verdi: Grand March (from “Aida”)
Malcolm Arnold:  Little Suite
Eric Coates:  London Suite. Mvt 1
Frank Farago:  Csárdás
Johann Strauss II:  Künstlerleben (Artists’ Life) Waltzes
Arthur Sullivan: Yeoman of the Guard. Overture
Léon Jessel: Parade of Wooden Soldiers


2 December 2012

Brindabella Orchestra presents a Program of Light Classical Music

Ferdinand Herold: Overture. Zampa, ou Fiancee de marbre
Malcolm Arnold:  Little Suite No 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Wind Serenade “Gran Partita”
Ottorino Respighi:  Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No 3
Claude-Michel Schonberg:  Les Miserables


9 September 2012

Stepping Out – the Music of Dance

Johann Strauss II:  Overture. Die Fledermaus
Camille Saint-Saëns :  Tarantelle, Op 6
Charles-Francois Gounod:  Funeral March of a Marionette
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Selections from “Swan Lake”
Johann Strauss II:  Morgenblatter, Op 279
Joseph Winner:  Jazzy Little Brown Jug
Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No 2


20 May 2012

Melodies from Britain

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  English Folk Song Suite
Benjamin Britten :  Soirees Musicales
Albert William Ketèlbey: “Wedgewood Blue” Intermezzo
Eric Coates:  Dambusters March
Edward Elgar:  Pomp and Circumstance. March No 4
John Dankworth:  Tom Sawyers’s Birthday
Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady. Medley


4 December 2011

Brindabella Orchestra presents a Program of Light Classical Music

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 6 “The Pastoral”.  Mvt 1
Johann Strauss II:  Emperor Waltz
Leroy Anderson:  Sleigh Ride
Otto Nicolai:  The Merry Wives of Windsor. Overture
William Mathias:  Serenade. Op18


4 September 2011

Celebration of Spring

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. M Tushmalov). Selected
Benjamin Britten:  Courtly Dances from “Glorianna”
Otto Nicolai:  Merry Wives of Windsor. Overture
William Mathias:  Serenade Op 18
Richard Rogers:  The Sound of Music. Selections


22 May 2011

Autumn Delights

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  English Folk Song Suite
Sergei Prokofiev:  Lieutenant Kije
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No 25
Benjamin Britten :  Soirees Musicales


5 December 2010

Brindabella Goes Romantic

Sibelius:  Finlandia
Felix Mendelssohn:  Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Nutcracker Suite Op 71a
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky :  Marche Slav


29 August 2010

An Afternoon at the Opera

Gilbert and Sullivan:  Medley
George Bizet:  Carmen, Suite No 1
Samuel Barber:  Adagio for Strings
Larry Clark :  Alliance
Camille Saint-Saens:  Dance Bacchanale
Richard Wagner :  Ride of the Valkyries
Bocock (arr):  Young Person’s Guide to John WIlliams
George Frederick Handel :  Royal Fireworks Music. Mvts 1 & 4
Guiseppe Verdi:  Grand March from “Aida”
Gioacchino Rossini :  Barber of Seville Overture


30 May 2010

Cantabile Memorable Tunes

Johann Strauss I:  Radetzky March
Jean Sibelius:  Finlandia
Eugene Bozza: Pour une Musique de Nuit
Nicolai A Rimsky-Korsakov :  Dance of the Tumblers
Gioachino Rossini:  La Gazza Ladra Overture (Thieving Magpie)
Ludwig van Beethoven :  Fidelio Overture


30 August 2009

Magical Music

Modest Mussorgsky: Promenade from “Pictures at an Exhibition”
Franz Schubert: Four Waltzes
George Frederick Handel:  Four Movements from Suite No 6
Antonin Dvořák: Slavonic Dance Op 46 No 8
Guiseppe Verdi: Grand March from “Aida”
Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from the ballet “The Nutcracker”


17 May 2009

Autumn at All Saints

George Frederick Handel: Faithful Shepherd Suite
Franz Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos 1 & 3
Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No 1