Saturday August 31st 2024 at 3.30 pm (an early commencement)

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  Guest Flute Soloist: Lisa Maree Amos  Concert Two opens with a dramatic piece by Shostakovich, the Russian master composer and his Symphonic Poem – October, a representation of the spirit of the Revolution as it existed in the minds of the Russian people; followed by Australian composer Taran Carter’s – “Moondani: Black” – in memory of the victims … Continued

HWE- “Where the Ground is Thickly Shaded”

Saturday November 23rd 2024 at 7.30 pm.

Guest Conductor: Dr. Joanne Heaton  Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  Be delighted in Concert Three by a program including the music of Percy Grainger, Steve Bryant, Malcolm Arnold, Julie Giroux, Gordon Jacob and David Keeffe. Our guest conductor, Dr. Joanne Heaton, will take you on a journey with an exciting program of music by Australian, American and English composers. The … Continued

Past concerts

HWE-“Spirit and Opportunity”

Sunday June 02nd 2024 at 5.00 pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  Concert One features music composed over a period of 200-years beginning with Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 3 Op.72, of 1806, considered by many audiences as the greatest of the four overtures written for his opera – Fidelio, in an arrangement by British bandmaster Dan Godfrey. The program looks to the stars and the heavens in … Continued

HWE -“The Mansion”

Sunday May 21st 2023 at 5.00pm

The Heidelberg Wind Ensemble (HWE) unites exciting programming with the unique sound of the wind band, which you can experience in the sonorous setting of the Robin Boyd designed church, St George East Ivanhoe. Be enticed by music you may recognise by the composers Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Leonard Bernstein, Dimitri Shostakovich, and Felix Mendelssohn.  Discover international … Continued

HWE -“After the Fires”

Saturday August 26th 2023 at 3.30pm

In Concert Two we welcome back two friends of the band, Jason Xanthoudakis, who will perform (past HWE principal Horn) David Keeffe’s “After the Fires” – Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Wind Band, a work commissioned by the soloist, plus the Australian Première of Ed Green’s “Symphony in Eb”. The composer, from America, will be in attendance for this performance. … Continued

HWE -“Angels in the Architecture”

Saturday November 25th 2023 at 7.30pm

Be surprised in Concert Three by a “Concerto for Trombone and Wind Band” performed by Hong Kong born Ming Yeung Li, composed by Barry McKimm, with the stunning “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli.  The concert opens with the “Funeral Music for Queen Mary II” – Mary’s uncle was Charles II, who ruled the three kingdoms, and it … Continued

The Spirit of the Dandenongs

Sunday May 22nd 2022 at 5.00pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  Guest Conductor: Graham Lloyd  After a hiatus of over two-years, since our last concert in December 2019, Heidelberg Wind Ensemble are welcoming you back to our music-making concerts at St. George Anglican Church, East Ivanhoe. Most of the works have been put on hold since 2020, but the programs also feature new … Continued

To A Nordic Princess

Saturday August 27th 2022 at 3.30pm

Conducter: Stephen Carpenter Guest Conductor: Greg Peterson  Guest  Clarinet Soloist: Amy Barry Guest  Organ Soloist: Rowan Kidd   “To A Nordic Princess” Dmitri Shostakovich was a much-persecuted composer in his home country – Russia. Stalin directed this persecution personally and despite the enormous pressures applied to Shostakovich, to come in line with the party politick, he wrote music … Continued

In a Nutshell

Saturday November 26th 2022 at 7.30 pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  The Wind Band or “Harmoniemusik”, in the context of the history of music, designates an ensemble of wind instruments employed by an aristocratic patron, particularly during the Classical era of the 18th century. The Harmonie would be employed for outdoor or recreational music, or as a wind section of an orchestra. Music composed then … Continued

‘A Festival of Music’

Saturday May 04th 2019 at 6.30pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash Symphonic Winds & Monash Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors: Stephen Carpenter, Benedict Chui & Amanda Morrison Featuring the following works: “El Camino Real” by Reed; “Before the Sun” by Giroux with Violin Soloist: Maxwell Yong; “Equus” by Whitacre: Children’s March:“Over the Hills and Far Away” by Grainger.

‘My Hands are a City’

Saturday August 03rd 2019 at 7.30pm

  Conductor: Stephen Carpenter Guest Soloist: Anthony Pope   Anthony Pope joins the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble in the World Wind Band Première of Benedict Deane-Johns’ Concerto for Trumpet and Winds: written by the composer for Anthony. Growing up in a family of brass musicians, Anthony Pope showed early aptitude on the trumpet, winning numerous trumpet and cornet … Continued

‘For the Fallen’

Saturday October 26th 2019 at 7.30pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter   Guest Trumpet Soloist: David Musk Guest Baritone Soloist: Kristian Gregory  Featuring one World Première and two Australian Premières: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes”  by Graham Lloyd; “Symphony No. 1” by Onsby Rose; and “Lamentations” A Tone Poem for Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble by Onsby Rose, with Trumpet soloist David Musk. Plus: Barber: “Commando March”; Faure: “Libera Me” from Requiem (Mass for … Continued

‘Showcase for Band’

Saturday December 07th 2019 at 7.00pm

Pre-Concert Performance with Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra


Saturday May 05th 2018 at 7.00 pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash Symphonic Winds & Monash Philharmonic Orchestra

“Maslanka – Cadenza & Homage”

Saturday August 18th 2018 at 7.30pm

Maslanka’s music for winds has become especially well known. Among his more than 150 works are over 50 pieces for wind ensemble, including eight symphonies, seventeen concertos, a Mass, and many concert pieces. Two concertos for Saxophones will feature in this program. This concert is an Homage to David’s music, he passed away in August … Continued


Saturday December 09th 2017 at 7.00pm

Pre-Concert Performance with Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra


Saturday May 06th 2017 at 7.30pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash University Symphonic Winds & Monash University Philharmonic Orchestra. Concert includes: Jacob- Music for a Festival, De Meij – Klezmer Classics, Grainger -Handel in the Strand, Johnson – Sinfonietta for Wind Orchestra, Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz, Sullivan – Overture to the Mikado, Jacob – William Byrd Suite