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Program for Annual Concert 2019
by philip (15th July 19)
PROGRAM ANNUAL CONCERT JUNE 22ND 2019
ACT 1
CONDUCTOR WENDY OAKES GVCO
Tritsch Tratsch Polka J. Strauss arr. by Merle J. Isaac
Radetzky March J. Strauss Snr. arr. by Merle J. Isaac
Thunder and Lightning Polka J. Strauss arr. by Merle J. Isaac
CONDUCTOR LACHLAN GALLACHER
Mov. 1 Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major J. N. Hummel arr. Michel Rondeau
Trumpet Steven Sargant

Sicilienne and Rigaudon F.Kreisler
Violin Liesl Parnell Piano Sherryn Parnell

CONDUCTOR STEVEN SARGANT GVCO
Athalie Overture F. Mendelssohn.
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J .S. Bach. arr. by David Stone
Hallelujah Chorus from “The Messiah “ G.F. Handel.
GVCO/ 36 DS/Turaton
INTERVAL
CONDUCTOR WENDY OAKES GVCO
Molly on the Shore Percy Grainger arr. by Otto Langey
Beatles Medley Lennon & McCartney arr. by Manny Mendelson.
DIRECTOR WADE GREGORY 36 DEGREES SOUTH
Paperback Writer Lennon & McCartney arr. by Wade Gregory

I Wish I Was in Glasgow B.Connelly arr. by Wade Gregory

Runaway The Corrs arr. by Wade Gregory

CONDUCTOR WENDY OAKES GVCO

Con Te Partiro Sartori & Quarantotto arr. by Fedor Vrtacnik
Vocals Felicity McCowan, Simon Oakes, Renee Rankin.
Disco Hits Medley arr. by Fedor Vrtacnik.

GVCO MOVES TO CHAPEL ON MAUDE
by philip (30th January 19)
After many meetings with two other community groups, choir 36 Degrees South and the Shepparton Brass and Wind, GVCO has been able to move out of Shepparton High School to a new venue in the newly named "Chapel on Maude". This is an exciting move. All three groups are sharing the payment of the lease owned by the church. It has also meant that GVCO has had to purchase new instruments. We are sharing them with the band, who already have a number of instruments of their own. Wendy obtained quotes for the instruments and ultimately a fantastic deal with Future Music to buy three timpani, a drum kit, a great new bass drum and a new Roland piano, (for which we will be reimbursed by the choir, who will ultimately own the piano). As well as these instruments all accessories such as mallets, sticks and timpani covers, were included in the price. Congratulations Wendy for securing this deal. Everything, except two timpani, arrived on Tuesday January 29th and we had fun opening them and putting them all together (except the drum kit, which we will leave to percussionist extraordinaire, Bruce Archibald, to put together fully!) The other two timpani are still on the boat from Holland, but will arrive sometime in March and they will be delivered for no charge by Future Music! Our first gala concert will be held on April 28th in Chapel on Maude - a combined concert from all three groups as a welcome to this fantastic new rehearsal venue for us all.
Chamber Concert 3 2018 - program
by philip (6th September 18)
Chamber Concert 3, 2018 - program
Chamber Concert 2 2018, program
by philip (3rd September 18)
Chamber Concert 2 2018, program
Chamber Concerts programs - 2018
by philip (3rd September 18)
Chamber concerts programs - 2018
GVCO Concert program and member list for Annual Concert June 23rd 2018
by philip (8th August 18)
Concert program and member list 2018
Important Dates 2018
by philip (5th February 18)
All the rehearsal dates and performances for the first half of 2018
Rodney Retirement Village concert 26th Nov 2017
by philip (27th November 17)
A performance of chamber music at Rodney retirement Village, Mooroopna, at 11.00 AM, before the concert for patrons and sponsors at Bonshaw, Stanhope in the afternoon
Chamber Concert 2 Sunday 10th Sept 2017
by philip (17th September 17)
This is the program for the second chamber concert held in Eastbank function rooms on September 10th 2017
2017 GVCO Annual Concert
by philip (17th September 17)
Here is the program for the annual concert for GVCO 2017
Chamber Concert 1, September 3rd 2017
by philip (15th September 17)
This is the program for the first Chamber Concert given by GVCO in Eastbank Function Rooms
Chamber Concert 3, Sunday September 17th 2017
by philip (15th September 17)
This is the program for the third Chamber Concert given in the Easbank Function Rooms by GVCO on September 17th
Chamber Concert 3, Sunday 4th September, 2016
by philip (4th February 17)
This is the program for the third chamber concert held in the Eastbank Function Rooms, on September 4th at 2.00 pm
Chamber Concert 2 August 28th, 2016
by philip (4th February 17)
Here is the program for Chamber Concert 2, held at the Eastbank Function rooms, Sunday August 28th, 2016 at 2.00 pm
Chamber Concert 1, 21st August 2016
by philip (4th February 17)
This is the program for the first Chamber concert for 2016 held in the Eastbank Function Rooms, Welsford Street, Shepparton
Rodney Retirement Village Concert
by philip (8th December 16)
This concert was held at Rodney Retirement Village at 10.30 am
Chamber Concert series - 2015 reports in Newsletter
by philip (16th December 15)
Chamber concert series August 30th, Sept 6th and Sept 13th 2015 - Reports in Newsletter written by Helen Rankin
Chamber Concert Series, 2015 - Oct 30th, Sept 6th and Sept 13th
by philip (11th November 15)
Here is the newsletter report of the "upcoming" chamber concert series for 2015, written by Helen Rankin
Annual Concert in Eastbank, June 13th 2015
by philip (11th November 15)
Here is a report written by Helen Rankin of the 2015 annual concert held in Eastbank PAC, Shepparton on Saturday June 13th.
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Annual Concert in Eastbank, June 2014
by philip (11th November 15)
Here is a report written by Helen Rankin about the annual concert in Eastbank, Shepparton
Concert notes for 22nd June 2013
by philip (11th November 15)
Here are the sound check notes for the annual concert held in Eastbank, Saturday June 22nd 2013
Chamber Concert 1, September 4th 2011
by philip (6th November 15)
Here is the program of chamber concert number 1, held in Eastbank function rooms on Sunday September 4th at 2.00 pm
Chamber Concert 2, Sunday September 11th, Program
by philip (5th November 15)
Here is the program for the second chamber concert held in the Eastbank function rooms on Sunday September 11th 2011, at 2.00 pm
Chamber Concert 3, 18th Sept 2011 Program
by philip (5th November 15)
Here is the program for the third Chamber Concert held in the Eastbank function rooms on the 18th September 2011
GVCO Concert, Eastbank Function Rooms, 21st November 2004
by philip (5th November 15)
Here is the program for the concert by GVCO held in the Eastbank Function rooms on November 21st 2004
GVCO Annual Concert, June 25th 2011
by philip (5th November 15)
Here is the repertoire and program order for the GVCO Annual Concert held in Westside PAC, Mooroopna on June 25th, 2011
Cafe Concert 3, 10th September 2006
by philip (5th November 15)
Here is the order of the program and who was playing at the third caf concert (in the caf area at Eastbank) on Sept 10th 2006
GVCO program for 2007, 10th anniversary concert, Westside PAC, Mooroopna
by philip (5th November 15)
This is the program for GVCO's 10th anniversary concert, "The Journey", which was presented in Westside PAC, Mooroopna
Sheppstrings Rodney Retirement Village Concert Oct 9th 2004
by philip (5th November 15)
Sheppstrings played at Rodney Retirement Village at 2.00 pm on Sunday October 9th, 2004. Here is the very interesting program from that time
GVCO Annual Concert 2015
by philip (4th November 15)
Here is the program for the very successful annual concert held in Eastbank, Shepparton 0n June 13th, 2015
Vale Lois Oakes. Mother of Philip and Kylie and mother in law of Wendy, all associated with this orchestra
by philip (6th September 15)
My dear mother, who I have shared countless memories with, unfortunately passed away about 11.30 pm Saturday September 5th. Lois will be very sadly missed
Chamber concert No 2, 6th September 2015
by philip (31st August 15)
The second concert in a series of three presented by GVCO - featuring the Shepparton String Ensemble, a flute duet - Cindy Abbey and Vicky prewett, acc. Charlotte Drinnan, Natasha Prewett, cello, acc. Celeste Cari, Felicity McCowan (Oakes), voice, the Champagne Flutes and a String Quartet playing some tangos. Compered by Wendy Oakes OAM.
Three Chamber Concerts 2014
by philip (31st August 15)
Three chamber concerts featuring the Champagne Flutes, Lea D'Augello,flute, Emily Shields, voice, A Schubert Piano Trio, a Trombone quartet, The Shepparton String Ensemble, Daly Wilson, saxophone, 3 pianists on the piano together (!), The Willowmavin Quintet, Felicity Oakes, voice, Chris Revell, trumpet, the Clarinet Ensemble, Renee Rankin, voice, Amanda Eagle, saxophone, Charlie Bowmaker, piano, Wade Gregory and Strings performing Wade's original composition, "Wivenhoe", and the Mozart Clarinet Quintet. Concerts were compered by Wendy Oakes and Charlotte Drinnan accompanied many of the soloists.
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GVCO Chamber Concert No 1 August 30th 2015
by philip (30th August 15)
First chamber concert featuring percussion ensemble led by Bruce Archibald, Mozart Flute quartet - Ford Family, Schubert Trio - Wendy, Charlotte, Demi, soloists Rachel Keen, flute and Carissa Lee (Foley), clarinet and Wade Gregory, piano
Concert 2012 in East Bank
by philip (5th September 12)
On June 23rd GVCO's Annual Concert, this year held in Eastbank Auditorium, was a great success, performed to a near capacity audience of 500.
Concert in Westside another success!
by philip (5th August 12)
GVCO performed to a near packed house (330 odd) at Westside on Saturday 20th June
GVCO Annual Concert, Eastbank Centre, Shepparton 23rd June 2012
by philip (25th June 12)
GVCO's annual concert was held for the first time in the Eastbank auditorium. With 53 players in the orchestra, as well as guest artists, the choir, "Thirty Six Degrees South", Alex Ford, Simon Oakes, Renee Rankin and Felicity Oakes, the logistics were daunting, but as usual, Wendy Oakes' chioce of music and entrepreneurial flair ensured another wondrful performance.
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Chamber Concert 3, September 18th 2011
by philip (25th September 11)
The third chamber concert in the function rooms of Eastbank once again attracted an audience of approximately 150, making all three concerts of similar size. When Wendy Oakes asked the question who had been to at least one of the previous concerts, about 75 percent of the audience put up their hands. All three concerts have certainly attracted a loyal audience, which bodes well for the future. This concert featured members of the brass and wind sections of the orchestra, as well as a vocal item and a number of other solos.
Chamber Concert 2 11th Sept 2011
by philip (13th September 11)
Another fabulous concert was held in the Eastbank Function rooms (both were opened this time to accomodate the expected large audience) on Sunday 11th September 2011. The larger space made it more comfortable for performers and audience alike as they played and listened to a Mendelssohn Trio, a Telemann "Quartet", a piano duet, a number of soloists and three numbers from the Jazz Ensemble led by Brian Matthews on Saxaphone
Chamber Concert 1
by philip (6th September 11)
Chamber Concert 1 was held in Eastbank Function Room No 1 on Sunday. We had a very good-sized audience of about 150, prompting Manager Steve Donelly to say that for the next two concerts, both function rooms would be opened up to create adequate audience and performance space.
GVCO strings perform at Nathalia
by philip (6th September 11)
GVCO strings and other small groups and soloists played at Nathalia in the GRAIN Shed on Friday night, 2nd Sept. Most performers got there early to partake of sandwiches and finger food as a small meal before the performance.
GVCO Annual concert a sellout!!!
by philip (17th July 11)
GVCO's annual concert held at Westside PAC was a complete sellout. The full house was treated to a varied program, with, as compere David Abbey said, "something for everyone". A wide variety of music was played, from Rossini, to Strauss, to the Celtic "Riverdance" and the more contemporary "Phantom of the Opera", spiced with some scintillating solos from guest artists, Renee Rankin, Felicity Oakes, Simon Oakes and first violinist, Rebecca Jennings!
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Chamber Concert Number Two, Founders Hall, Sunday 7th November 2010
by philip (11th November 10)
The second chamber concert run by GVCO this year was attended by an audience of about 90, making for a rather crowded auditorium at Founders Hall Foyer.
Chamber concert Number One, Founders Hall 24th October
by philip (9th November 10)
The first chamber concert for 2010 was performed on Sunday 24th October at the Grammar School's Founders Hall
2010Annual Concert - a "Triumph"!
by philip (7th September 10)
GVCO Annual Concert held in Westside PAC, Mooroopna on Sept 4th was attended by a crowd of over 350
Ryan Meeking and GVCO collaboration a great success
by philip (13th March 10)
Ryan Meeking and the Few, and the GVCO played to a full house at Westside PAC as part of the SheppARTon Festival on March 11th.
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Third Chamber Concert 20th Sept 2009
by philip (20th September 09)
A crowd of about 60 saw the GVCO Winds and soloists Michelle Scott, Leona Gibbs and Melody O'Meara, perform at Eastbank for the final concert in the GVCO Spring series.
2nd Chamber Concert Sunday 13th Sept.
by philip (17th September 09)
A crowd of about 75 saw the second chamber concert on Sunday 13th September in Eastbank Function Room, and the cafe crowd was entertained by Felicity Oakes' singing, once again, beforehand.
First Chamber concert
by philip (10th September 09)
An enthusiastic crowd of 60-70 saw the first free chamber concert in Eastbank on Sunday, Father's Day
Orchestra Victoria Workshop
by philip (31st May 09)
On Monday 25th May GVCO had a Workshop with Orchestra Victoria and Guest Conductor, Ben Northey.
Sunday workshop at Mooroopna Hub
by philip (5th May 09)
The Orchestra enjoyed a whole day workshopping music for the upcoming concert in Westside PAC
No rehearsal Thursday March 12th
by Wendy (12th March 09)
No rehearsal Thursday March 12th
New Horizons - The Community Event
by Wendy (8th March 09)
GVCO and Community Choir perform in New Horizons Soundscape Sat March 7th 2009
SheppArton Festival lunchtime concert.
by Wendy (8th March 09)
Tuesday March 10th lunctime concert Eastbank PAC Shepparton
Book Launch - Kylie Oakes
by Wendy (2nd March 09)
Sunday March 15th 2-4pm Eastbank PAC upstairs Book Launch .


New Horizons Community Event 2009
by Wendy (27th February 09)
GV Concert Orchestra will be performing at the Twilight Festival Saturday March 7th 8.30pm
Orchestra Victoria Screening
by Wendy (27th February 09)
O.V. Performance Screening 28/02/2009
G.V.Concert Orchestra inc. 2009
by Wendy (18th December 08)
Information regarding GVCO events 2009
Carols by Candlelight 2008
by Wendy (18th December 08)
Details for members performing at Carols by Candlelight 2008
CHAMBER CONCERTS IN EASTBANK FUNCTION ROOM
by philip (4th September 08)
On Sundays 7th and 14th of September GVCO is presenting two free concerts.
GVCO ANNUAL CONCERT in WESTSIDE, MAY 31st, 2008
by philip (2nd June 08)
GVCO played to an estimated audience of 320 people on Saturday Night, 31st May.
ORCHESTRA VICTORIA Workshop Monday 26th May 2008
by philip (2nd June 08)
GVCO enjoyed working with members of Orchestra Victoria on three pieces for the upcoming concert in Westside PAC, Mooroopna
Cafe Concert No 2 for 2007 is also a great success!
by philip (17th December 07)
The second cafe concert went very well, with performers playing in front of an enthusiastic audience of approximately 60 people.
Cafe Concert number one for 2007 is a great success
by philip (11th September 07)
The cafe concert held in Eastbank Cafe on Sunday 9th of September went very well, being attended by an audience of approximately 60 people, who crammed in to the cafe to hear some varied styles of music, but all of high quality!
GVCO 10th Anniversary Concert "The Journey" is a great success
by philip (25th June 07)
The GVCO performed brilliantly to a packed Westside Performing Arts Centre on Saturday night 23rd June 2007
Thanks to Stephen Oakes for getting our website up and running 20th June 2007
by philip (20th June 07)
Much thanks must go to Stephen Oakes, Phil's brother for going through the process of getting this website up and running.
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GVCO 10th Anniversary Concert THE JOURNEY
by philip (20th June 07)
GVCO performed at Westside Performing Arts Centre, Mooroopna in their 10th anniversary concert on Saturday Night the 23rd of June 2007