The Mosman Concert Series is organised and presented by Mosman Music Club which was founded in 1946, affiliated with the Federated Music Clubs of Australia NSW Council, Inc.
Initially formed to provide live music, performed in private Mosman residences for its own music lovers and those of its neighbouring suburbs, in those days, not long after the war, when live music was on the other side of the bridge, most of the not very numerous cars were still sitting on blocks, and evening concerts in Sydney Town Hall and the Conservatorium were an unattractive journey in cold trams and some distance by foot in colder streets.
Today, Mosman is a lower North Shore suburb, accessible from almost anywhere and Mosman Concert Series attracts audiences from distant areas – Bondi, Miranda, Epping, Avalon, Hornsby and wherever, to its superb series of six to eight concerts a year in the excellent acoustics and ambience of the Blessed Sacrament Church on Bradley’s Head Road.
These are not just concerts of “something for everyone”. Every concert is superb in itself and every concert is for everyone. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, or two or three, or even nine!
Entry to the concerts is by program, available at the door, and includes free afternoon tea and lucky door prizes.
See the “concerts” tab for concert dates.
Details for the Mosman Music Club
Address: PO Box 4088, MOSMAN NSW 2088
Office Bearers & Committee:
President: Don Pryor
Music Director: Alan Ziegler
Executive: Leone Ziegler and Fiona Ziegler
Public Relations & Manager, Front of House: Catherine Wyburn
Production Manager: Peter Canavan
Deputy Production Manager: Alex Burger
Hostess / Web Manager: Sharna Clemmett
Logistics: Andrew Presland
Manager Catering: Susie de Monchaux
General Committee: Peter Canavan, Jim Coyle, Sally Fennell, Libby Manuel
Mosman Musical Society representative: Jim Coyle
Life Members: Fr. Peter Christie, Sally Fennell, Patricia Fletcher, Don Pryor; (Deceased: Nan Pryor, Alice Ramsden)
Federated Music Clubs of Australia Each year the NSW Council of the Federated Music Clubs of Australia provides a large number of valuable awards for young musicians, mainly through the McDonalds Performing Arts Challenge. These awards cover duo-piano, wind and string instruments, voice, choral and chamber music. Prizes range from $150 to $2,000. Details can be obtained from the City of Sydney Cultural Council (tel. +61 2 9261 8366).
For more information about the The Federated Music Clubs of Australia NSW Council, Inc., go to www.fmca.org.au
** A piece of history: program from the Mosman Music Club’s first concert on 21 September 1946