A “Friends of…” community supporting chamber music creation and performance in Victoria.


Our Aims & Objectives

Continuo Community aims to:

  • Build a community which will establish personal connections between audience and performers.
  • Produce a regular newsletter for the community, advertising up-coming performances, reviewing performances, featuring ensembles, etc.
  • Create a “one stop shop” where all chamber music gigs are listed, both live and streamed.
  • Include brief bios so that people can get to know more about local ensembles and composers.
  • Provide a vehicle to connect new ensembles to professional mentors, both artistic and business-related.
  • Attract philanthropic donations to support chamber music performance and commissioning.
  • Commission new chamber music and have it performed.


These are some of the things we want to do:

  • Provide an opportunity for lovers of chamber music to be part of a community, not just a faceless audience.
  • Offer a range of ways in which people can support chamber music, other than just through donations (eg volunteering at MICMC, providing professional advice).
  • Build funding of chamber music by providing opportunities for people to make relatively small donations, that they will feel have made a real difference, and that can be personal – such as supporting a particular player in a particular concert.
  • Give people the opportunity to see “under the hood” of chamber music performance via open rehearsals.
  • Assist ensembles that are not yet established to find audiences and supporters.
  • Encourage cooperation between ensembles, including cross-promotion at concerts.
  • Develop relationships with performance venues to make it easier for upcoming ensembles to find a performance space.
  • Find supporters prepared to offer private spaces for rehearsals or house concerts.
  • Look for synergies between all the organisations operating in the chamber music sphere.
  • Commission music by inviting people to contribute to a syndicate, known as a Continuo Circle.


Continuo Community Inc is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers.

It is a registered Association in Victoria, ABN 78 988 291 684.

Continuo Community Inc is a charity registered with ACNC and is on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO).

Continuo Community Inc has Deductible Gift Recipient status – all donations are tax-deductible.