Melbourne Baroque Orchestra

Every great city deserves a great baroque orchestra: The Melbourne Baroque Orchestra was founded in 2015 by Rosanne Hunt (cello), Shane Lestideau and David Irving (violins), David Macfarlane (harpsichord) and Greg Dikmans (flute), and enjoys the patronage of Elizabeth Wallfisch. Foremost on our calendar is our annual concert series (which in 2019 will be held at St John’s Southgate and Toorak Uniting Church). These near sell-out concerts bring audiences outstanding performances of fine baroque and classical repertoire on original instruments and showcase the outstanding qualities of our local players. The Melbourne Baroque Orchestra regularly collaborates with the Australian Chamber Choir, the Choir of Newman College and Polyphonic Voices. The support of the Robert Salzer Foundation, Creative Partnerships Australia ( through the Australian Cultural Fund), St John’s Southgate and our growing family of generous private donors is gratefully acknowledged.