MoU signed with Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington and the Wellington Chamber Orchestra recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the principal points of a new partnership between the two orchestras. The aim of the partnership is to enable OW to fulfill their commitment to support community orchestras, and to strengthen the financial and artistic capacity of the WCO.

The MoU’s principal points are:

  • the engagement of the OW Assistant Conductor to conduct WCO for one term per year;
  • publicity for OW and WCO concerts shared through each other’s communications channels;
  • assisting WCO to apply for grants;
  • enabling WCO players to attend OW dress rehearsals on specified occasions.

Kirsten Mason, General Manager of Orchestra Wellington, and Richard Howarth, President of the WCO, are seen here signing the agreement on September 14 this year.

Orchestra Wellington’s next concert: Nutcracker (featuring Michael Houston in Bartok’s Piano Concerto no 3,  and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet, Act II) is on Saturday October 15. (

2016 Term 4 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 4th December

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

NZSO’s cello principal, Andrew Joyce conducts and plays the solo. The programme is fun for all ages!

[Meet the orchestra – A concert for children of all ages

  • Gabrieli, Giovanni – Canzon per sonar septimi toni a 8, Ch.171, Sonata Octavi Toni a 12, C.184
  • Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel – Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172 (H.439)  (solo : Andrew Joyce)
  • Tchaikovsky – Chinese Dance, Dance of the Mirlitons and Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker (suite), Op.71a
  • Prokofiev – Peter and the Wolf narrated by Garry Smith

Poster to download