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Chamber music for the whole family to enjoy! Young people under 18 attend for free!

Introduce your little ones to chamber music with this concert featuring a Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet and Clarinet Ensemble presented by the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne.

Not only is music a great mood lifter but it can also help a child’s development and coordination. Musical benefits | Learning Potential (Aus Gov)


Woodwind Quintet 

The RAN Melbourne Woodwind Quintet is a small chamber ensemble consisting of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. The repertoire typically performed by this group dates from the 18th century to the present day.  

The group, featuring some of the Navy’s most accomplished classical musicians, undertakes performances in a variety of venues, including Parliament House, Government House, HMAS Cerberus Officers’ Mess or in many an HMA Ship. The Woodwind Quintet also performs chamber recitals in numerous locations including historic homes, retirement villages, community centres, churches and local markets. 

Brass Quintet 

The RAN Melbourne Brass Quintet is a versatile ensemble that performs high quality brass music for a variety of occasions. The group consists of five musicians, incorporating two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba and offers a variety of musical styles, including marches, show tunes, hymns, light classical and popular music.  

RAN representation at official and community events plays an important role in the Brass Quintet’s schedule. Commemorative services at St Paul's Cathedral, Governor of Victoria investiture and awards ceremonies, Officers' mess dinners and other formal occasions are just some of the events they have supported in recent times.  

The ensemble has featured in concerts, performed recitals and provided background music at numerous venues throughout Victoria, including Government House, community hubs, formal dining rooms and outdoor local events. 

Clarinet Ensemble 

The RAN Melbourne Clarinet Ensemble is a multi-skilled and vibrant chamber group based at HMAS Cerberus on the Mornington Peninsula. The ensemble varies in size depending on the situation, from an intimate quartet up to ten of Navy’s finest woodwind specialists! With the larger ensemble listeners will enjoy the full spectrum of clarinets, including the tiny Eb clarinet and two bass clarinets! Thanks to its versatility, the clarinet ensemble performs at a wide variety of community, charity, veteran, Defence, and Government events, from a nursing home performance to cocktail parties, dinner functions and the concert platform.  

The clarinet ensemble’s repertoire varies from jazz arrangements to classical music and pop songs, and at a traditional concert such as the at Montrose, audiences will hear some tango, folk music and contemporary classical music. 


  • Sunday, 16 April 2023 | 02:00 PM


Montrose Town Centre, 935 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Montrose, 3765, View Map

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