The Gold Coast Chamber Ensemble plays a variety of styles of music. Traditionally, stringed instruments and recorders were played at banquets and celebrations as far back as the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras. Stringed instruments as we know them today were developed in the Baroque era, with composers such as Bach, Handel and Pachelbel composing for the newly developed instruments. The Classical era saw the string trio and flute and string quartets established as chamber music formats, with composers such as Haydn becoming known as the “father of the string quartet”. Mozart and Beethoven were to follow. The expressive music of the Romantic era came next with composers such as Schubert, Mendelssohn and Bizet. We also include arrangements of some of the most popular operatic arias of these times.

There has been a resurgence of interest in Celtic music in recent years and we enjoy playing these memorable tunes from Ireland and Scotland very much. We also feature the syncopated rhythms and blues harmonies of jazz standards from the likes of Gershwin, tangos from Argentina and well known hit melodies from popular music of the past few decades for your entertainment.

Concert Repertoire for Chamber Orchestra

Wedding March - Mendelssohn


  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin”( Here Comes The Bride) – Wagner
  • Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (bridal exit) – Mendelssohn
  • Water Music – Handel
  • Entr’acte from Carmen – Bizet
  • Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana” – Mascagni
  • Largo – Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • Romanian Folk Dances – Bela Bartok
  • Brandenburb Concerti – Bach
  • Holberg SUite Op 40 – Edvard Grieg
  • Fantasia on Greensleeves – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel
  • Greek Dances – Nikos Skalkottas
  • Divertimenti – W.A. Mozart
  • The Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
  • St Paul’s Suite – Gustav Holst
  • Meditation from Thais – Jules Massenet
  • Schindler’s List Theme – John Williams
  • Serenade for Strings in E Major – Anton Dvorak
  • Libertango – Astor Piazzolla
  • Capriole Suite – Peter Warlock
  • Adios Nonino for Cello and Strings – Astor Piazzolla
  • Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky
  • Cello Quartet – Fitzenhagen
  • Andante Cantabile for Cello and Strings – Tchaikovsky
  • Ave Maria – Bach


Irish Folk

  • Danny Boy
  • Molly Malone
  • Black Velvet Band
  • The Irish Rover
  • Finnegan’s Wake
  • The Wild Rover
  • Girl I Left Behind
  • Jug of Punch

Lighter Music

  • The Music of the Night – Lloyd Webber
  • Hey Jude
  • Yesterday – Lennon & McCartney
  • Embraceable You
  • I Got Rhythm
  • The Man I Love
  • Someone to Watch of Me
  • Summertime – Gershwin
  • My Heart Will Go On from “The Titanic”
  • You Raise Me Up – Graham and Lovland
  • Tango Chromatique – McLean
  • Cafetin de Buenos Aires – Mariano Mores
  • “The Kiss” from Last of the Mohicans


String Trio Music

  • Menuet from Rodelinda – Handel
  • Ave Maria – Bach
  • Trio in Bb Major – Schubert
  • Air – Bach
  • Traumerei – Schumann
  • Adagio – Albinoni

Celtic Classics

  • My Love is a Red, Red Rose
  • Morgan Magan
  • Lily of the West
  • Flow Gently, Sweet Afton
  • To a Wild Rose
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Skye Boat Song