Concert history

May 2016 at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

Around the World in 80 minutes

Conducted by Dr David Banney

Featuring: pianist Simon Tedeschi 

and Hummingsong women’s choirs

In aid of: Save Sight Institute and Sydney Eisteddfod.

The Concert :

  • Australia - Graeme Koehne - Festive Fanfare (Forty Reasons to be Cheerful)
  • Japan - Sakura
  • Russia - Rachmaninov - 2nd symphony - slow movement
  • Finland - Sibelius - Valse Triste
  • Norway - Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Balkan Song - Lepi Yuro (choir only)
  • Hungary - Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances for chamber orchestra
  • Germany - Bruch - Concerto for viola and clarinet - slow movement (Andrew Kennedy and Michelle Urquhart)
  • Austria - Mozart - Horn concerto no. 3 - Romanze - 2nd movement (Victoria Beyer)
  • Austria - Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
  • Italy - Vivaldi - cello concerto movement tba (Rebekah Kwa)
  • France - Chaminade - Flute Concertino (Charmaine Lo)
  • Ireland - The parting Glass (choir a cappella)
  • UK - Elgar - Nimrod
  • USA - Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (Simon Tedeschi)
  • South America - Ginastera - Argentinean Dance number 2
  • Africa - Thulele Mama Ya
  • Australia - Ngarra Barra Ferra (choir a cappella); Peter Allen - I still call Australia Home 

May 2015 at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

"Czech Mate" (Flier here)

Conducted by David Banney

In aid of: PRaMM (Perinatal Research and Maternal Medicine) and Sydney Eisteddfod.

SoloistDavid Pereira playing Dvorak’s Cello concerto

Other works:

Dvorak - Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72, No 2

Janacek - Suite for Strings, third movement 

Smetana - Die Moldau from Ma Vlast

Czech Suite - David Banney

May 2014 at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

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In aid of Sydney Eisteddfod and the Day of Difference Foundation

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Evgeny Ukhanov playing Addinsell - Warsaw Concerto

Soloist: Dr Andrew Kennedy playing Mozart Clarinet Concerto – Adagio

Soloist: Amelia Mori playing Schindlers List - Theme

Soloist: Ayse Goknur Shanal singing Somewhere - (from West Side Story) and I could have danced all night (from My Fair Lady)

Other works:

Star Wars Suite

Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony number 5

James Bond Medley

Pink Panther theme, Mancini

Nutcracker Suite

Bizet – Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite

May 2013 at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

In aid of Sydney Eisteddfod and Schizophrenia Fellowship NSW

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist Simon Tedeschi playing Grieg Piano Concerto

Other works:

Kats-Chernin – Scherzino (world premiere)

Dvorak – Symphony No 8

Program - pages 1-13  & pages 14 - 28

Video of NSW Doctors Orchestra playing Dvorak Symphony No 8

May 2012 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Eisteddfod and Can Assist

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Christopher Hillier (Baritone) singing Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer

Other works:

Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz

Schubert - Unfinished Symphony

May 2011 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Eisteddfod  and Muscular Dystrophy NSW

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Sandy Sin on Marimba playing Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

  and  Sarasate Zigeunerweisen

Other works:

Weiner - Plaintive Song

Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.6 "Symphony Pathetique" 

May 2010 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Eisteddfod

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist Kathryn Selby playing Mozart Piano Concerto no.23

Other works:

Banney - Luminescence (world premiere)

Dvorak -  Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

October 2010 at The Great Hall, University of Sydney

In aid of Microsearch

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Kathryn Selby playing Mozart Piano Concerto no.23

Other works:

Banney - Luminescence (world premiere)

Dvorak - Symphony No.9 "From the New World"

March 2009 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC)

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Susan Collins playing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major

Other works:

Elgar - Enigma Variations

November 2009 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Eisteddfod

Conducted by David Banney

Soloists: Amelia Farrugia (Soprano) singing Puccini and Mozart arias; and French songs

and Tamara Anna Cislowska (Pianist) playing Manuel de Falla - "Nights in the Garden of Spain"

Other works:

Litolff - Concerto Symphonique no.4

Ravel – Bolero 

May 2008 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC)

Conducted by David Banney

Soloists: Henry Choo (Tenor) singing Mozart Portrait Aria; Puccini- Nessun dorma

and Marjorie Maydwell playing Handel Harp Concerto in B flat

Other works:

Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana

Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5

May 2007 at Verbrugghen Hall

In aid of Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC)

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Jason Xanthoudakis (Saxophonist) playing Ibert Concertino da camera for alto saxophone

Other works:

Offenbach - Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld

Richard Charlton - The Silent Isle; The Maiden and the Unicorn

Faure – Pavane

Bizet - Carmen Suite no.1

June 2006 at Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music

For University of Sydney 150th anniversary

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Simon Tedeschi playing Grieg Piano Concerto

Other works:

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite no.2

Borodin - Polovtsian Dances

July 2006 at Shore School Auditorium

For Mater Centenary

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Simon Tedeschi playing Grieg Piano Concerto

Other works:

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite no.2 (with The Mater Chorale)

Borodin - Polovtsian Dances

June 2005 at Sir John Clancy Auditorium

In aid of depressioNet

Conducted by David Banney

Soloist: Evgeny Ukhanov playing Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.2

Other works:

Mozart - Overture The Impressario

Dvorak - Symphony no.8

October 2004 Inaugural concert at City Recital Hall, Angel Place

In aid of Andrew Olle Memorial Trust

Conducted by Nicolette Fraillon

Soloist: Alexander Gavrylyuk playing Chopin Piano Concerto no.1

Other works:

Beethoven - Egmont Overture

Ravel - Mother Goose Suite