Canberra Mandolin Orchestra - Home
The Place for Plucked Strings in the National Capital
 Canberra Mandolin Orchestra - Calendar

Calendar

Date

Time

Event

2017 Planning time ! We're now planning our performances for this year so please watch this space for more information.


Recent Events

Date

Time

Event

Saturday 29 October 1 pm Farrar Shops 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Sunday 13 November 1.30-2.10 pm Festa Italiana in the Italian Embassy Gardens, Forrest.Lots of other entertainment too, along with food and art/craft stalls. Day starts at 11 am.
Sunday, 18th Sepember 5 pm

The voices of the Worldly Goods Choir and the strings of the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra join forces in StringSing 2, including a tribute to the legends of the music world who we have lost this year as well as a musical cruise through the Mediterranean and a vocal voyage from Finland to Argentina, and much more. Arranged by John Shortis. Directed by Moya Simpson and Michael Sollis.

This spring, where are you likely to come across mandolin versions of The Easybeats Friday On My Mind, and The Beatles Eleanor Rigby. Concert wil also feature choral renditions of The Eagles Hotel California and Prince's Nothing Compares 2U AND an epic musical telling of the story behind David Bowie s Life on Mars. All this and more as the voices of the Worldly Goods Choir and the strings of the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra join forces in StringSing 2. Tickets $21-26. Book online here

Sunday 21 February

2.00-4.30pm Relax with the Mandolin Orchestra and wine tasting at Pankhurst Wines (near Hall) while supporting the Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA). Tickets available at the gate, music and nibbles provided. Pankhurst Wines is a pleasant 20 minute drive along the Barton Highway, follow the signs from Wallaroo Road at Hall. (Further details to be posted shortly)
     
Sunday, 13 December 12.30-3 pm Have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of music by the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra at Cafe Lerida, Lerida Estate Winery, Federal Highway, near the northern end of Lake George. (Music free, lunch a la carte).
     
Sunday, 22 November 5.30 pm Our own annual concert showcasing music that turns us on and that we hope you will enjoy too! Doors and bar open from 5pm, Tickets at the door: $20 adults, $15 concession, $5 under 30s and under 18.
Sunday 8 November 1.30-2.10 pm Festa Italiana in the Italian Embassy Gardens, Forrest.Lots of other entertainment too, along with food and art/craft stalls. Day starts at 11 am.
Saturday 29 august 2.30 pm A fundraiser at Holy Trinity School, Curtin for Canberra's homeless organised by Canberra Rotary. Concert includes other top Canberra music acts. More information soon.
Sunday , 23 August

4 pm

Mandolins explore the sound of light for Science Week! Join Griffyn Ensemble Director Michael Sollis, astronomer Fred Watson, and the plucked harmonies of the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra in The Sound of Light - an aural journey through the lights across the universe. This special Science Week concert will also feature Griffyn Kiri Sollis performing a Flute Concerto with Mandolin Orchestra by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask. $20, $15. Tickets at the door or visit www.griffynensemble.com/solos-the-sound-of-light

Sunday, 14 June, 2015

4-6 pm Iconic Works of Greece's Great Composers - In association with Canerra's Hellenic Club we present an afternoon of beautiful Mediterranean melodies and rhythm with mandolins, three singers and bouzouki celebrating the iconic national music of Greece, including works by famed composers Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis at the Hellenic Club, Woden.This will be a free cultural event for members and invited guests. .

27 & 28 Feb.

1, 6, 7 & 8 March, 2015

8.00 pm Luminous Botanicus at the National Botanic Gardens. A special Enlighten event – Bring out your inner child and wander through the Gardens experiencing lantern lit pathways and thematic garden lighting complemented by music & visual performances.
Sunday, 7
December
12.30 - 3 pm Have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of music by the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra at Cafe Lerida, Lerida Estate Winery, Federal Highway, near the northern end of Lake George. (Music free, lunch a la carte).
Sunday, 27 July 12.30 - 3 pm Cafe Lerida, Lerida Estate Winery.

Sunday, 6 July

5 pm

Sunday, 6 July, 5 pm. World music concert with Shortis & Simpson and Worldly Goods Choir. Belconnen Arts Centre. Tickets at the door or online at.

Saturday, 3 May 2014 3 pm Weetangera Shops. Greek Extravaganza - bringing the music of Theodorakis and Hadjidakis to Canberra. Part of the "Parties at the Shops" series and will include solo singers Theodora Volti and Antonio Vlachos and choir.
Sun 16 February 2014 12:30 - 3pm Lerida Estate Winery, Federal Highway Northern end of Lake George

Every Tuesday in school terms

7.30pm

Rehearsal at the Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon, ACT.
New players alway welcome. Call 6161 2177 for more info.



Previous Events

Date

Time

Event

Sun 13 October 2013 3.00 pm Another wonderful afternoon of music to keep the Canberra 100 party going! Come hear ritzy tunes from the dawn of the jazz age, light classics, film themes, Italian and Greek numbers, Irish and Australian folk tunes, and popular music. Is there a better way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon? Tickets are only $15, and can be purchased at the door. This performance is part of the Sundays In The Park sereies which celebrates Canberra’s stunning array of home-grown talent with intimate concerts in Gorman Houses’ Bogong Theatre.
Sun 22 Sept 2013 12:30 - 3pm Lerida Estate Winery, Federal Highway Northern end of Lake George.

Sat 3 Aug 2013

2:30 - 5pm

The Canberra Mandolin Orchestra in concert
Wesley Music Centre,
Forrest.

Sun 22 Sept 2013

12.30 - 3.00pm

Another wonderful afternoon of music at Cafe Lerida.
Lerida Winery,
Federal Highway Northern end of Lake George.

Sun 14 Apr 2013

12.30 - 3.00pm

Another wonderful afternoon of music at Cafe Lerida.
Lerida Winery,
Federal Highway Northern end of Lake George.

Sun 7 Apr 2013

11.00 - 11.30pm

Family Day
Cafe Stage,
National Botanic Gardens.

Sun 24 Mar 2013

2.30pm

Festival of the Elements concert,
Mirramu Arts Centre,
Near Bungendore.

Sun 24 Mar 2013

9.00am

Smith Family VIP breakfast,
Government House,
Yarralumla.

Tues 19 Mar 2013

6.00pm

Accompany pre-dinner drinks of a conference being held at the Arboretum.
Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra,
Tuggeranong Pkwy, Weston Creek.

Mon 11 Mar 2013

3.55pm

Centenery Concert,
The Lawn Stage,
Old Parliament House.

Sun 24 Feb 2013

12.30 - 3.00pm

An afternoon of music at Cafe Lerida,
Lerida Winery,
Federal Highway, near the northern end of Lake George.

Sun 9 Dec 2012

12.30pm - 1.00pm

ArtSound Radio Open Day Fair
Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT

Wed 28 Nov 2012

11.00am - 11.30am

Women’s International Club
Hellenic Club, Phillip ACT

Sun 25 Nov 2012

12.30 - 3.00pm

An afternoon of music by the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra at Cafe Lerida .
Lerida Winery, Federal Highway, near the northern end of Lake George.

Sat 27 Oct 2012

7.30pm

World Cross Cultural Music concert.
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway, ACT

Sun 28 Oct 2012

2.00 - 5.00pm

An afternoon of Italian Favourites with the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra, Musica Viva and the Italian Choir in concert.
Italo-Australian Club, Cnr National Circuit & Franklin St, Forrest ACT

Mon 24 Sep 2012

6.30pm

Mediterranean Melodies: Canberra Mandolin Orchestra in concert with Greek band, Ethos, and visiting Cypriot pianist, composer, conductor Yiannis Hadjiloizou.
The Hellenic Club Matilda Street Woden ACT.

Sun 26 Aug 2012

2.00pm

Canberra Mandolin Orchestra in concert: 26 August 2012 at 2pm.
All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie ACT.

Sun 4 Mar 2012

2.00pm

Canberra Mandolin Orchestra in concert: St.Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral
36 Verner St. Goulburn. Part of the Cathedral's 2012 Summer Recital Series.

Sat 17 Sep 2011

2.30pm

Bloom Music Festival
Ainslie Arts Centre ACT.

Sun 3 Jul 2011

2.00pm

Woden Seniors Club
Woden ACT.

Sat 18 Jun 2011

2.00pm - 3.45pm

Autism Asbergers Association fund-raiser.
Uniting Church, Denman Street, Yarralumla.

Sat 7 May 2011

2.00pm

Mother's Day Charity Concert.
Taiwanese Association of Canberra Australia
Wesley Centre, Forrest ACT

Sun 14 Mar 2010

9.00am - 10.00am

Smith Family Benefit.
Government House Open Day

Sun 21 Mar 2010

10.30am - 11.15am

Harmony Day.
Italian Cultural Centre.
80 Franklin St. Forrest.

Sun 13 December 2009

3.00pm - 4.30pm

Bush bells: an Australian Folk Christmas
Canberra Boys Choir and Canberra Mandolin Orchestra.
Belconnen Arts Centre, Emu Bank Drive.

Sat 21 November 2009

2.00pm

Canberra Mandolin Orchestra in Concert.
Yarralumla Uniting Church,
Denman Street Yarralumla.

Thu 15 Oct 2009

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Araluen Village,
Fisher ACT

Sun 27 Sept 2009

9.00am - 10.00am

Canberra Floriade,
Park Stage

Fri 10 Apr 2009

10.00am - 11.00am

National Folk Festival,
The Marquee

Sun 12 Apr 2009

2.40pm - 3.10pm

National Folk Festival,
The Flute and Fiddle


Next Performances

We're now planning our performances for this year so please watch this space for more information.


Rehearsals

Every Monday, 7.30pm, Hellenic Club, Moore St, Civic.

 

Beginner sessions start at 6 pm. New players welcome at
any level
Call 6231 5974