Bendigo Chamber Choir

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Three Choirs in Concert—24 June 2012

Concert posterBendigo Chamber Choir
Christ Church Choir
Castlemaine Singers

Director: Michael Bottomley

When and where

Sunday June 24th 2012, 3.00pm.

Christ (Anglican) Church
Mostyn St (railway line end)
(disabled access through driveway gate on corner of Kennedy and Forest Sts)


Music by Elgar, R.V.Williams, Schubert, Palestrina, Gibbon and

The choirs combine to sing Schubert’s Mass in G major with
accompanying orchestra.

Information and tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at] or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets at the door: adult $25, concession $20, children free.

June 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm Comments (0)

A Man of Influence—11 April 2010

A Man of Influence: A tribute to Edmund Beilharz OAM

Conducted by Michael Bottomley

Our revered musical director of 12 years, Edmund Beilharz OAM, passed away in June 2009. Born into a community of German settlers in Palestine, Edmund and his family were transported to Australia and interned here during World War 2. From that time, throughout his life, wherever he was, Edmund tirelessly created music in his community. In Bendigo, as a school teacher, community member and, for us, as our musical director, he made an enormous contribution. We miss him a lot.


  • Bendigo Chamber Choir
  • Bendigo Chamber Orchestra
  • Former music students and colleagues
  • Bendigo High School Madrigal Group

When and Where

Sunday 11 April 2010, 2:00 pm
Bendigo Town Hall, Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo.


  • G P da Palestrina (~1525–1594) Sicut cervus
  • J S Bach (1685–1750) Dona nobis pacem (Mass in B minor) (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • Georg Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Let thy Hand be Strengthened (with Bendigo Chamber Orchestra)
  • F Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Weihnachten
  • A Bruckner (1824–1896) Locus Iste
  • F Biebl (1906–2001) Ave Maria
  • Items by family members and previous students and colleagues
  • Items by the Bendigo High School Madrigal Group

Information and Tickets

Enquiries about the concert: info[at] or call Michael 03 5472 1370

Tickets: $25, $20 from Capital Theatre 03 5434 6100 or at the door


Proceeds of the concert will help to launch the Edmund Beilharz Scholarship for promising music strudents at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Further donations from the community are very welcome.

October 9, 2011 at 1:07 am Comments (0)

Beethoven at Sacred Heart (participants)—10 November 2002

The Choir participated in this concert with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, the Bendigo Chorale and soloists from the Victorian College of the Arts


  • Beethoven Symphony No 5 (Conductor  Daniel Herbst)
  • Beethoven Mass in C (Conductor David Kram)

March 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm Comments (0)

Bendigo Festival Combined Choirs Concert (participants)—25 October 1997

The Choir participated in this concert in Sacred Heart Cathedral, performing Locus Iste

March 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm Comments (0)

Frank Mamouney Memorial Concert (participants)—12 October 1991

Choir participated in this concert, performing Pitoni, Robertson, Bach, Mozart

March 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm Comments (0)