Showcasing our finest musicians

By Shepparton News

The Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra begins its series of free Sunday afternoon Chamber Concerts, this Sunday at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre on Welsford St.

From 2pm to 3.30pm members of the orchestra will perform in smaller groups every Sunday afternoon for three weeks, providing music lovers with plenty of variety while showcasing the region’s finest instrumentalists and musicians.

Sunday’s opening concert will include performances by Shepparton String Ensemble directed by Wendy Oakes, the Fitette String Quartet, a flute duo and choir 36 Degrees South as well as soloists Sherryn McDonald (voice) and Liesl Parnell (violin).

The percussion ensemble, directed by Bruce Archibald, a clarinet ensemble and flute trio will feature at the August 26 concert, along with much loved vocalists Felicity McCowan and Renee Rankin and jazz musicians Brian Matthews and Wade Gregory.

The 2017 Shepparton Young Instrumentalist Award winner Viv Brereton will take the stage for the final concert on September 2 which will also include performances by a brass quintet and woodwind/piano trio.

This final concert will also feature an original composition by GVCO member Caleb Noller as a special Father’s Day treat.