Friends of MITCH

MITCH – Music in the Central Highlands – focuses on the promotion of fine music in accessible environments for the entire Central Highlands community to enjoy. The Central Highlands has a wealth of musical talent ranging from aspiring young performers to seasoned, world class performers.

Other musical groups which also perform in the area are listed below

Cope Williams Winery, Romsey                         
www.copewilliams.com.au
Judy Cope-Williams’ annual Romsey Recitals programme of Piano Trio & String Quartet performances taps the very best talent in Australia.

Established ensembles such as the Hamer, Seraphim,  Aequales and Streeton have been complimented by wildly successful solo pianists such as Stefan Cassomenos & Hoang Pham.

A flexible annual programme allows Judy to accommodate newly formed and highly talented groups such as the Melbourne Trio to delight our dedicated classical music audience.

The Church of the Resurrection, Macedon
www.anglicanparishgisborne.org.au

Duneira, Mt Macedon
www.duneira.com.au

Gisborne singers  
www.gisbornesingers.org.au
The Gisborne Singers is a choral ensemble in Gisborne, Victoria, Australia. It is directed by Stephen Brockman. Formed in 1980, it has evolved in many directions, currently mainly performing large-scale classical works

Macedon Music        
www.macedonmusic.com
Macedon Music is a musical centre of the Macedon Ranges, providing a high standard of live music to residents and visitors in a unique rural setting. Internationally acclaimed ensembles and soloists perform regularly at Lowland Farm in the intimacy of a room which seats 90 people, overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
www.mco.org.au
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra creates powerful, local fine music experiences to inspire Victorians wherever they are. Touring is at the heart of the orchestra’s work; each year MCO ensembles bring joy to thousands of Victorians in cities and towns across the state.

In 2016 the orchestra will present 28 touring performances from Mildura to Bairnsdale, including a weekend event in Daylesford and a residency in Bendigo. In conjunction with its touring, the orchestra offers education programs to provide opportunities for young musicians to reach their full potential.

Pollyphonic’s Choir                
www.pollychristie.com/the-pollyphonics-choir/ 
Conducted by Polly Christie,  the Pollyphonics have been creating vibrant, soulful choral performances in the Macedon Ranges for the last six years. In 2014, John Payne joined the choir as resident accompanist- we are so grateful to have such a beautiful musician accompany our singing.

Based in Woodend, the choir is mixed voice and sing a blend of global folk, gospel spirituals, jazz and contemporary songs, some arranged and composed by Polly and choir members.Wonderful soloists include Joseph Bromley, Sue Yardley and Dean Michael.

Woodend Winter Arts Festival
www.woodendwinterartsfestival.org.au
The Woodend Winter Arts Festival provides quality world-class artistic adventures, international collaborations in historical local settings.