Chamber concert series starts Sunday

By John Lewis

Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra begins its September series of chamber concerts this Sunday with a varied program of music from jazz to Schubert.

Three free Sunday concerts will be held in the function room at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre from September 1.

GV Orchestra leader Wendy Oakes said the concerts had proved popular since they started more than a decade ago.

‘‘They started as small concerts in the art gallery, then moved to the café area at Eastbank — now they are in the function room and attract between 150 and 180 people, which is fantastic,’’ she said.

Concerts run from 2pm to 3.30pm. Entry is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated.

This Sunday's concert program is:

GVGS Percussion Ensemble  

Director Bruce Archibald, Sithmi Kulutunga, Anthony Dorham

Babu jaju groove (Trad)

Paul’s Groove (Trad)

Third Runaway by B’dah

Violinist Liesl Parnell

Telemann Fantaisie No. 9  1. Siciliana   2. Vivace   3. Allegro

Brian Matthews, Wade Gregory

Jazz Improvisation

Bruce Sterling, Wendy Oakes, Demi Wood

Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor No 1 Op 49 Mov. 2. Andante

Sherryn Parnell, Bruce Sterling

Schubert, An die Musik

Norman and Simon, How Could I Ever Know? from Secret Garden

Mozart, "In uomni, in soldati” from Cosi Fan Tutte

Saxophone Quintet with Rhythm section

Director Brian Mathews, Carissa Lee, Justin McClaren, Bryce McMurray, Amanda Eagle, Jaydan Livingstone, Bruce Archibald. arr. by Calvin Custer 

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