Packed house for Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra’s 10th Mother’s Day concert

THE tradition of the Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra’s Mother’s Day concert continues to be a hit.

A large crowd filled St Joseph’s Church in Warrnambool for the 10th annual event on Sunday.

The concert saw the orchestra run through a diverse program that included Mozart, Smetana, Wagner, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and popular film composer John Williams, as well as Verdi’s much-loved Anvil Chorus, and the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.  

It also featured the premiere of Wannon Suite, a new piece composed by Warrnambool’s Dr Ken Stott, who has penned a number of works for the orchestra.

The orchestra was led by Hamilton’s Angus Christie, who returned to fulfil duties as guest conductor.