About the Mosman Concert Series

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.

What’s our next exciting Concert?

(1) – SUNDAY 4 MARCH 2018, 2.30pm
Stephen Lalor (mandolin) with the Chanterelle String Quartet:
Fiona Ziegler and Léone Ziegler violins
Jane Hazelwood viola, Adrian Wallis cello
(2) – SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018, 2.30pm
On Stepping Stones to Stardom
with David Miller AM
(3) – SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018, 2.30pm
Ensemble Aspherical
Janet Webb flute, Louise Johnson harp,
Marina Marsden violin,  Justine Marsden viola
(4) – SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018, 2.30pm
The Other Side of the Orchestra
Robert Johnson, French horn; Fiona Ziegler violin; David Miller AM, piano
Mosman Concert Series Ensemble
Brahms, Flanders & Swan, world première of Jim Coyle’s
Dramatic song cycle “Death in Sidmouth”
(5) – SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2018, 2.30pm
Conductor: Brian Buggy OAM
(6) – SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018, 2.30pm
Conductor: James Pensini
(7) – SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER  2018, 2.30pm
Soloists and Chorus
Mosman Concert Series Ensemble
Conductor: Jim Coyle


Access is easy, with plenty of street parking, and buses that stop at the Church both ways:

  • the 247 Wynyard/Taronga Zoo and 238 Balmoral/Taronga Zoo Wharf buses;
  • the Mosman free bus service – the Mosman Rider.

The 2017 concert series comprised two brilliant Sydney Youth Orchestras;  our first jazz concert, by the Bornholdt Jazz Trio; two sopranos – Josie and the Emeralds and operatic soprano Amelia Farrugia; two great concerts with our friends the Mosman Musical Society (one of those being the concert to complete the year: excerpts from Messiah).  Go to our home page for the list of concerts for 2017: http://mosmanconcertseries.org.

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!

Subscriptions (9 concerts in 2017) are only $140 (adults),  $100 (seniors), children are free.

Single concerts are $30, seniors $25.

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
Website:  mosmanconcertseries.org

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