Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

This annual event just gets bigger and better every year. Individual chamber concerts are listed separately with details of the various venues and times on the Continuo website. For the full program, click on the button below. The costs shown are for Festival packages. Some concerts are livestreamed on Australian Digital Concert Hall. More info ... Read more

$599 – $740

BCMF Dusk series 1: Vine & Crusell

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Vic

C. Vine – String Quartet no.3 Artamidae Quartet B. Crusell – Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2 Jonathan Leibovitz (clarinet), Alexandra Osborne, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Dusk series 2: Poulenc, Chopin & Beethoven

Bendigo Art Gallery 42 View S, Bendigo, Vic

F. Poulenc – Violin Sonata, FP 119 Emily Sun (violin) and Ariel Lanyo (piano) F. Chopin – Fantasie Op.49 Laurence Matheson (piano) L.v. Beethoven – Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17 Nicolas Fleury (horn) and Laurence Matheson (piano) Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Summer Nights 2 : Schubert, Sdraulig & Fauré

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

Piano Quartets F. Schubert – Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major, D. 487 H. Sdraulig – Piano Quartet – World Premiere G. Fauré – Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 ARTISTS Violin: Sophie Rowell, Elizabeth Layton, Emily Sun, Alexandra Osborne Viola: Tobias Breider, Amanda Verner Cello: Howard Penny, Chris Howlett Piano: Daniel ... Read more

$24 – $45

Leibovitz + Matheson: Bartok, Brahms, Berg & Poulenc

Forest Street Uniting Church, Bendigo 25 Forest Street, Bendigo, Vic

Jonathan Leibovitz (Clarinet/YCAT) - Top prize winner at major competitions in Israel and Europe, he is the 2022 Classic FM Rising Star Artist, performing this season at Wigmore Hall and as soloist with the London Mozart Players. Laurence Matheson (Piano) - Highly sought-after chamber musician, recording for Decca Classics and ABC Classics. Concerto artist with ... Read more

BCMF Dusk series 1: Vine & Crusell

Bendigo Art Gallery 42 View S, Bendigo, Vic

C. Vine – String Quartet no.3 Artamidae Quartet B. Crusell – Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2 Jonathan Liebowitz (clairnet), Alexandra Osborne, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Dusk series 2: Poulenc, Chopin & Beethoven

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Vic

F. Poulenc – Violin Sonata, FP 119 Emily Sun (violin) and Ariel Lanyo (piano) F. Chopin – Fantasie Op.49 Laurence Matheson (piano) L.v. Beethoven – Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17 Nicolas Fleury (horn) and Laurence Matheson (piano) Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Summer Nights 3: Boccherini, Milhaud & Strauss

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

L. Boccherini – Sextet in E flat Major, Op 42 (Nicolas Fluery, Sophie Rowell, Emily Sun, Tobias Breider, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett) D. Milhaud – Suite, Op.8 (Alexandra Osborne, Jonathan Leibovitz, Daniel de Borah) R. Strauss – Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13 (Ariel Lanyo, Elizabeth Layton, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett) BCMF concerts are livestreamed on Australian ... Read more

$24 – $45

BCMF Dusk Series 3: Mozart & Williams

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

PROGRAM W. Mozart – Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 407 (Nicolas Fleury, Amanda Verner, Artamidae Quartet) J. Williams – Three Intermezzi World Premiere * (Daniel de Borah) W. Mozart – String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515 (Emily Sun, Elizabeth Layton,  Tobias Breider, Harry, Howard Penny) * Three Intermezzi is a new work as part ... Read more

$40 – $45

BCMF Summer Nights 4: Schumann, Debussy & Donizetti

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

R. Schumann – Andante and Variations, Op. 46 (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah, Nicolas Fleury, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett) C. Debussy – Premiere Rapsodie (Jonathan Leibovitz, Laurence Matheson) G. Donizetti – String Quartet No. 17 in D Major (arr. for orchestra) Concert streamed on ADCH for $24 More info and bookings

$40 – $45

BCMF Farewell Concert: Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Cherubini & Handel

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

PROGRAM F. Schubert – Rondo in A major, D951 (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah) R. Schumann – Fairy Tales, Op. 132 (Jonathan Leibovitz, Amanda Verner, Laurence Matheson) S. Rachmaninoff – Valse and Romance for 6 Hands (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah, Laurence Matheson) L. Cherubini – Etude No.2 for French horn and strings (Nicolas Fleury & chamber orchestra) G. ... Read more

$40 – $45

Music by the Springs

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, Vic

This annual event is now so popular that it sells out to regular attendees as soon as bookings open in July the preceding year. But you can still waitlist and hope. More info and bookings

Bijl + Chapman: Schubert, Schumann & more

Yarragon Studio 515 Yarragon South Road, Yarragon, Vic

Chant du Saxophone Tenor Niels Bijl will team up with Brian Chapman, in a program of timeless repertoire pieces: from Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata to Schumann's Fantasiestucke. A beautiful selection of romantic masterpieces. More info and bookings

$27 – $32

Australian Chamber Choir: Wilbye, di Lasso, Elgar, Owens, Martin, Byrd & more

Sterling Place Community Centre Dunkeld 14 Sterling St, Dunkeld, Vic

MAGIC, MIRACLES & MYSTERIES John Wilbye’s There is a jewel refers to a magic “which … makes men rich in greatest poverty, makes water wine, turns wooden cups to gold”. Orlando di Lasso’s Motet, Nuptiae factae sunt tells the story of what came to be known as Jesus’ first miracle – turning the water into wine at the ... Read more

$21.50 – $41.50

Trio Anima Mundi: Mozart & von Weber

Keith Humble Centre, The Geelong College 85 Aphrasia St, Newtown, Vic

"Life Cycle" Trio Anima Mundi celebrates its fifteenth year with their continued Piano Trio Archaeology mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire. In 2023 they will rediscover Belgian composer Joseph Jongen's passionate Op.10 Trio, reimagine Carl Maria von Weber's Invitation to the Dance for three players, and continue their mammoth The Reissiger Project, ... Read more

$35 – $45

MCO Chamber: Haydn, Shaw & Beethoven

Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre 33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta, Vic

INSPIRATIONS Three inspiring string quartets, inspired by the Classical tradition. Beethoven was surely inspired by Haydn, but could Haydn have been inspired by Beethoven? By the time Haydn wrote his Op 77, Beethoven was establishing himself as the formidable voice of his generation, not least as Haydn’s worthy successor in the field of string quartet ... Read more

$25

MCO Chamber: Haydn, Shaw & Beethoven

Mount Beauty Community Centre Kiewa Cres, Mount Beauty

INSPIRATIONS Three inspiring string quartets, inspired by the Classical tradition. Beethoven was surely inspired by Haydn, but could Haydn have been inspired by Beethoven? By the time Haydn wrote his Op 77, Beethoven was establishing himself as the formidable voice of his generation, not least as Haydn’s worthy successor in the field of string quartet ... Read more

MCO Chamber: Haydn, Shaw & Beethoven

Swifts Creek Hall 6869 Great Alpine Road, Swifts Creek, Vic

INSPIRATIONS Three inspiring string quartets, inspired by the Classical tradition. Beethoven was surely inspired by Haydn, but could Haydn have been inspired by Beethoven? By the time Haydn wrote his Op 77, Beethoven was establishing himself as the formidable voice of his generation, not least as Haydn’s worthy successor in the field of string quartet ... Read more

$10 – $30

MCO Chamber: Haydn, Shaw & Beethoven

The Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale 80 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Vic

INSPIRATIONS Three inspiring string quartets, inspired by the Classical tradition. Beethoven was surely inspired by Haydn, but could Haydn have been inspired by Beethoven? By the time Haydn wrote his Op 77, Beethoven was establishing himself as the formidable voice of his generation, not least as Haydn’s worthy successor in the field of string quartet ... Read more

$20 – $40

MCO Chamber: Haydn, Shaw & Beethoven

The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, Sale 100 Foster St, Sale, Vic

INSPIRATIONS Three inspiring string quartets, inspired by the Classical tradition. Beethoven was surely inspired by Haydn, but could Haydn have been inspired by Beethoven? By the time Haydn wrote his Op 77, Beethoven was establishing himself as the formidable voice of his generation, not least as Haydn’s worthy successor in the field of string quartet ... Read more

$15 – $27

Australian Chamber Choir: Mozart Requiem

Church of the Resurrection, Macedon c/r Mt Macedon Rd & Honour Ave, Macedon, Vic

Mozart’s final work for choir and orchestra is a beloved masterpiece whose genesis is shrouded in mystery.  The Australian Chamber Choir invites you into Mozart’s sound world, presenting this dramatic work with all its brilliant and varied colours. More info and bookings

$26.50 – $86.50

Flinders Quartet + Sellars: Beach, Cawrse & Dvořák

McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College 61 Retreat Road, Newtown, Vic

FROM LITTLE THINGS… Flinders Quartet are joined by guest violinist Elizabeth Sellars. AMY BEACH String Quartet, Op. 89 ANNE CAWRSE “in spaces between” ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op.106 More info and bookings

$10 – $55

Flinders Quartet + Sellars: Beach, Cawrse & Dvořák

St John's Flinders 23 King Street, Flinders, VIC

FROM LITTLE THINGS… Flinders Quartet are joined by guest violinist Elizabeth Sellars. AMY BEACH String Quartet, Op. 89 ANNE CAWRSE “in spaces between” ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op.106 More info and bookings

$30

MCO Chamber + Aura Go: Tchaikovsky and Mozart

The Edge, Fed Square Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Vic

TRANSFORMATIONS Music by two of the most-loved composers —Tchaikovsky and Mozart — revealed by the power of transformation. For this performance MCO musicians are playing a Tchaikovsky work originally for piano solo with a string quartet, and a Mozart piano concerto with the quartet and piano. They are joined by one of Australia’s most extraordinary ... Read more

Genesis Baroque: Bach

Bendigo Town Hall 189-193 Hargreaves St, Bendigo, Vic

Sophie Gent – Baroque Violin Genesis Baroque welcomes back one of its most cherished guest artists, the stunning Australian ex-patriate violinist Sophie Gent, following her collaboration with the ensemble for its 2020 recording of Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Grossi. Gent returns to direct and solo with the ensemble in a sublime program of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works ... Read more

$18 – $48

Genesis Baroque: Biber, Buxtehude, Oswald, Rosenmüller & Muffat

Fish Creek Memorial Hall 13 Falls Road, Fish Creek, Vic

KAMMERMUSIK As part of its 2023 Season, Genesis Baroque is launching a new series of performances, the Genesis Chamber Series. For the inaugural program in the series, Kammermusik, guest violinist Sophie Gent joins the ensemble in a program of instrumental music from the second half of the 17th century. Featuring composers from Bohemia, Germany and ... Read more

Australian Chamber Choir: Allegri, des Prez, de Victoria, di Lasso & Palestrina

Sterling Place Community Centre Dunkeld 14 Sterling St, Dunkeld, Vic

SISTINE CHAPEL Allegri’s Miserere is perhaps the most famous piece of music written for the Sistine Chapel. This work is complemented by the music of Allegri’s predecessors. The Sistine Choir was a rich melting pot of Europe’s musical talent. Orlando Lassus from Belgium, Josquin des Prez from France and Tomás Luis de Victoria from Spain sang alongside ... Read more

$21.50 – $41.50

Genesis Baroque: von Biber, Buxtehude, Oswald, Rosenmüller & Muffat

St John's Flinders 23 King Street, Flinders, VIC

KAMMERMUSIK As part of its 2023 Season, Genesis Baroque is launching a new series of performances, the Genesis Chamber Series. For the inaugural program in the series, Kammermusik, guest violinist Sophie Gent joins the ensemble in a program of instrumental music from the second half of the 17th century. Featuring composers from Bohemia, Germany and ... Read more

$50

Australian Chamber Choir: Allegri, des Prez, de Victoria, di Lasso & Palestrina

Church of the Resurrection, Macedon c/r Mt Macedon Rd & Honour Ave, Macedon, Vic

SISTINE CHAPEL Allegri’s Miserere is perhaps the most famous piece of music written for the Sistine Chapel. This work is complemented by the music of Allegri’s predecessors. The Sistine Choir was a rich melting pot of Europe’s musical talent. Orlando Lassus from Belgium, Josquin des Prez from France and Tomás Luis de Victoria from Spain sang alongside ... Read more

$26.50 – $86.50

Argyle Trio: Beethoven & Dvořák

Beleura, Mornington Mornington, Vic

DUMKY When Laurence Matheson and Matthias Balzat met in February 2020 to play trio concerts for Wilma & Friends, they hit it off instantly, both musically and personally. We decided to play more together and the Argyle Trio was born. However, a pandemic intervened to keep us on opposite sides of the planet until these ... Read more

$50 – $55

Trio Anima Mundi: Brahms & Jongen

Keith Humble Centre, The Geelong College 85 Aphrasia St, Newtown, Vic

"The Year 1897" Trio Anima Mundi celebrates its fifteenth year with their continued Piano Trio Archaeology mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire. In 2023 they will rediscover Belgian composer Joseph Jongen's passionate Op.10 Trio, reimagine Carl Maria von Weber's Invitation to the Dance for three players, and continue their mammoth The Reissiger ... Read more

$35 – $45

Flinders Quartet: Shostakovich, Grenfell & Smetana

St John's Flinders 23 King Street, Flinders, VIC

MUSICAL PORTRAITS Shostakovich’s incredibly powerful String Quartet No.8 was officially dedicated ‘to the memory of the victims of fascism and war’ but there is much to suggest that Shostakovich meant it as a musical self-portrait. Smetana’s String Quartet No.1 ‘From My Life’ is a different type of musical portrait, taking us on a vivid, programmatic ... Read more

$30

Australian Chamber Choir: Parry, Vaughan Williams & more

Christ Church, Castlemaine 8 Mostyn St, Castlemaine

BUCKINGHAM PALACE The Australian Chamber Choir presents marvellous music from the coronations, the funerals and the weddings of the British royal family. Parry’s I was glad and Vaughan Williams’ Lord thou hast been our refuge are pillars in a program that showcases the best English choral music from the last five centuries, including selections from Britten, Byrd, Dyson, ... Read more

$21.50 – $61.50

Australian Chamber Choir: Parry, Vaughan Williams & more

Thomson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Terang Warrnambool Rd, Terang, Vic

BUCKINGHAM PALACE The Australian Chamber Choir presents marvellous music from the coronations, the funerals and the weddings of the British royal family. Parry’s I was glad and Vaughan Williams’ Lord thou hast been our refuge are pillars in a program that showcases the best English choral music from the last five centuries, including selections from Britten, Byrd, Dyson, ... Read more

$21.50 – $41.50

Australian Chamber Choir: Parry, Vaughan Williams & more

Church of the Resurrection, Macedon c/r Mt Macedon Rd & Honour Ave, Macedon, Vic

BUCKINGHAM PALACE The Australian Chamber Choir presents marvellous music from the coronations, the funerals and the weddings of the British royal family. Parry’s I was glad and Vaughan Williams’ Lord thou hast been our refuge are pillars in a program that showcases the best English choral music from the last five centuries, including selections from Britten, Byrd, Dyson, ... Read more

$26.50 – $86.50

Trio Anima Mundi: Reissiger & Schumann

Keith Humble Centre, The Geelong College 85 Aphrasia St, Newtown, Vic

"A German Romance" Trio Anima Mundi celebrates its fifteenth year with their continued Piano Trio Archaeology mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire. In 2023 they will rediscover Belgian composer Joseph Jongen's passionate Op.10 Trio, reimagine Carl Maria von Weber's Invitation to the Dance for three players, and continue their mammoth The Reissiger ... Read more

$35 – $45

Genesis Baroque: Mozart & Beethoven

Wesley of Warragul 64 Victoria Street, Warragul, Vic

For the final program of the year, Genesis Chamber Series presents two pinnacles of the Classical chamber music canon for wind and strings. Mozart’s graceful quintet for horn and strings (1782), is unusually scored for one violin, two violas, cello, and horn, producing a work that rejoices in the rich alto register of the horn, performed ... Read more

$42 – $45

Genesis Baroque: Mozart & Beethoven

St John's Flinders 23 King Street, Flinders, VIC

For the final program of the year, Genesis Chamber Series presents two pinnacles of the Classical chamber music canon for wind and strings. Mozart’s graceful quintet for horn and strings (1782), is unusually scored for one violin, two violas, cello, and horn, producing a work that rejoices in the rich alto register of the horn, performed ... Read more

$30 – $55

Australian Chamber Choir: Bach, Byrd, Palestrina, Schütz & more

Sterling Place Community Centre Dunkeld 14 Sterling St, Dunkeld, Vic

BAROQUE CHRISTMAS In this fabulously entertaining hour of music for the Christmas season, the ACC8 treats you to a historical ‘pick of the pops’, from the late 1400s to the end of the Baroque period and beyond, including works from their Baroque Christmas CD. The possibilities are endless, so the program will be strikingly different from ... Read more

$21.50 – $41.50

Australian Chamber Choir: Bach, Byrd, Palestrina, Schütz & more

Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong 136 Yarra St, Geelong, Vic

BAROQUE CHRISTMAS In this fabulously entertaining hour of music for the Christmas season, the ACC8 treats you to a historical ‘pick of the pops’, from the late 1400s to the end of the Baroque period and beyond, including works from their Baroque Christmas CD. The possibilities are endless, so the program will be strikingly different from ... Read more

$41.50 – $51.50