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Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc.
Come visit our beautiful Island & Heritage Farm
Come visit our beautiful Island & Heritage Farm


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Two exciting musical events of top quality in one weekend on Churchill Island! Here is the ticketing information about the MSO concert on Sat 2nd Feb and Serenade at Sunset on Sun 3rd Feb:

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Churchill Island, Saturday 2nd February 2013 - coming soon!

Set on the spectacular lawns of Churchill Island Heritage Farm, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is set to delight visitors against a backdrop of cottage gardens, heritage buildings and stunning bay views. Conductor Benjamin Northey will lead the 70 piece orchestra through classics from Rossini, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more while accompanied by soprano Antoinette Halloran.

During the event guests can treat their taste buds with a pre-booked dining package featuring the fine food and wine of the Gippsland region, including gourmet baguettes, champagne and locally produced chocolate, beef and lamb. Corporate packages and hampers are also available. Visit the Spice Island website for MSO corporate package and hamper details.

Cafe dining is also available during the event at the Churchill Island Cafe. A tantalising two-course meal including a bottle of Jacob's Creek wine can be enjoyed in the cafe area inside and alfresco dining is available. Visit the Churchill Island Cafe website for further details and contact information.

Further information:

2 February, 2013
Concert: 5:30pm-7:30pm. Event gates open at 3:30pm.
Combine your MSO ticket with a 3 Parks Pass for entry to the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
BYO seating or picninc rug - no BYO alcohol.
Local discount only available to residents of the Bass Coast Shire. Proof of residency required on entry - rates notice, drivers licence, photo/address ID or utilities bill or receipt.

Benjamin Northey conductor
Antoinette Halloran soprano

Dvořák Overture: Carnival
Rusalka: Song to the Moon
Bizet Carmen: Suite No. 1, Micaëla’s aria
Rossini The Barber of Seville: Overture
Puccini Gianni Schicchi: ‘O mio babbino caro’
Madama Butterfly: ‘Un bel di’
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Tickets at
Or phone PINP 5951 2820. If you are a 'local', you will need to present proof of your address (e.g. driver's licence) when you collect your tickets.

Also "Serenade at Sunset", Sunday 3rd February 2013:

Ticket Information for Sunday 3rd February 2013
Arrive early!
Your ticket allows free entry to explore Churchill Island and the Heritage Farm grounds.
Plenty of free parking available. Access for disabled.
Exhibition of local art and the delightful music of buskers
starting their performances at 2:30 pm.

Tickets now available
Group bookings of 10 or more only $25 each extended to Feb 3rd
Adult $30 Pensioner concession $25
Children under 18 free

For on-line bookings visit or call to book tickets 1300 366 422
For enquires 0417 780 827

Saturday/Sunday 7-8 April - Easter Fun Festival - FOCIS will run a puppet decorating tent over the two days and also provide information about the society. Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts. Please email or phone Christine. or 0400 900 612.

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