Orchestras

Launceston’s St. Cecilia Chamber Orchestra has a reputation as one of Tasmania’s finest orchestral groups.

Established in 1978 by Matthews Tyson, the orchestra has performed to many thousands of people throughout Tasmania. The orchestra has also performed in Auckland, Darwin, Melbourne, Alice Springs and Perth. The orchestra's present resident conductor is Michael Stocks.

The standards set for entry to the orchestra are high. Each of the orchestra’s 25 string players have attained the high grade and diploma qualifications.

The orchestra’s repertoire is diverse and varies from classical to light classical music. It has performed all major baroque, classical, romantic and 20th/21st century works and also has many contemporary works in its current repertoire.

The orchestra regularly features in concerts at the Princess Theatre and the Albert Hall in Launceston as well as at smaller and more intimate venues. It also undertakes community and commercial performances throughout the year.

The St. Cecilia School of Music also manages the Sonore String Orchestra, Da Capo String Orchestra, St. Cecilia Junior Strings and beginner and adult ensembles. A close affiliation also exists with the Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra.

Membership enquiries:
PO Box 711
KINGS MEADOWS  TAS  7249
Telephone  (03) 6331 7343 or 0407 943 606