Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, led by Artistic Director Paul Dyer AO, celebrates the music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries with excellence, flair and joy. Comprising leading specialists in informed performance practice from all over Australia, the Brandenburg performs using original edition scores and instruments of the period, breathing fresh life and vitality into baroque and classical masterpieces – as though the music has just sprung from the composer’s pen.


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 2017 season subscriptions are now available via their website and single tickets are on sale now via City Recital Hall's Box Office and website. Click here to view all of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra concerts currently on sale via our website and Box Office. 


Wed 22 Feb 7pm, Fri 24 Feb 7pm, Wed 1 Mar 7pm, Fri 3 March 7pm, Sat 4 Mar 2pm, Sat 4 Mar 7pm

Brace yourself for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's first ever performance of Messiah, a heavenly synthesis of the Brandenburg Choir, Orchestra, and shining young vocal soloists.

Spanish Baroque: Brandenburg and Circa

Wed 3 May 7pm, Fri 5 May 7pm, Sat 6 May 2pm, Sat 6 May 7pm, Wed 10 May 7pm, Fri 12 May 7pm

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra combines artistic forces once again with Circa for a thrilling and dramatic arts feast. With a pasticcio of music from the Brandenburg's ARIA award-winning CD Tapas, this experience will see you gripping your chair more than once.


Wed 26 Jul 7pm, Fri 28 Jul 7pm, Sat 29 Jul 2pm, Sat 29 Jul 7pm, Wed 2 Aug 7pm, Fri 4 Aug 7pm

He sings. He bows. He disrupts. Dmitry will snatch you from your seat and deposit you inside gilded walls and ceiling frescoes. He’ll show drama, tension, exuberance and extravagance. And he’ll do it effortlessly. He is the music and the music is him – unafraid, uninterrupted, flawless.


Wed 13 Sep 7 pm, Fri 15 Sep 7 pm, Wed 20 Sep 7 pm, Fri, 22 Sep 7 pm, Sat 23 Sep 2 pm, Sat 23 Sep 7 pm

Two admiring friends. They often performed impromptu concerts together. A Kapellmeister named Haydn. A freelance composer called Mozart. Fast forward 250-odd years to two relatively new friends. A Belgian period horn player, Bart Aerbeydt and Australia’s leading baroque cellist, Jamie Hey. Witness the results when excellence from two eras comes together. A chance to let brilliance shine.


Wed 25 Oct 7pm, Fri 27 Oct 7pm, Sat 28 Oct 2pm, Sat 28 Oct 7pm, Tue 31 Oct 7pm, Wed 1 Nov 7pm

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (The combat of Tancredi and Clorinda), by Monteverdi
Two armoured knights meet. One named Tancredi. The other, a mystery. Tancredi engages in a battle with the stranger. They dance, they strike, they advance, they retreat. In a heartbreaking revelation, Tancredi realises he’s killed the woman he loves – Clorinda.

Coffee Cantata, by Bach
Caffeine kisses. Spirited Liesgen loves coffee. Loves loves loves. She must have it, drink it, be gifted it. Join Bach – who rumour has it shared an equal obsession for the magical beans – in this rollicking satire about the coffee-drinking antics of this lusciously-jolly, caffeine-crazed woman.


Wed 13 Dec 7pm, Sat 16 Dec 5pm, Sat 16 Dec 7pm

It’s joyful and intense. Sacred and secular. Modern and ancient. Cheerful and solemn. Deeply moving and uplifting. You never know what you might get, but you know it will carry all the wonder and surprise of Christmas, with all the sentiment of the season.