Melbourne Sinfonia Auxiliary

Main funding purpose: The RCH Gatehouse Centre

The story so far

The Melbourne Sinfonia Auxiliary first established themselves as an orchestra in 1990 supporting the Music Therapy Auxiliary.

In 2004, they became their own Auxiliary and currently support RCH Gatehouse which provides services and support to sexually abused children and adolescents.

The Auxiliary is run by a committee of five and are fortunate to have Joannes Roose as its Musical Director. The co-operation of the up to 50 musicians, largely voluntary, and others involved, is significant and much appreciated. Each year they put on four concerts, involving up to 24 rehearsals per concert. The repertoire includes classical, baroque, romantic and modern music.

As the RCH honorary resident symphony orchestra, its purpose is to enjoy playing orchestral music to a high standard while continuing to support Gatehouse.

Further information about The Melbourne Sinfonia, including concert programs and online ticket subscriptions, is available on the orchestra’s website: or through their Facebook page:

Office bearers

President: David Halstead
Secretary: Bronwyn Hewitt
Treasurer:  Rosalind Calver


David Halstead


0438 599 231

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