ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL CONTRACTING
What will I do for you?
My services include sourcing and assembling the musicians in the lead up to the each engagement, passing on all relevant information and payment of the musicians. I can often arrange to be on site to coordinate the musicians on the day. If I can't be there, I nominate a representative from within the group to liaise between the musicians and management in regard to logistical issues. My services can extend to procurement of musical instruments (most often Percussion gear) and I can also assist in producing hard copies of scores if necessary.
Will the musicians be local to each city?
I have musicians based throughout Australia so have the option to hire local musicians in each city or to tour some or all musicians, depending on the nature of the engagement.
PHILHARMONIA AUSTRALIA AND CHORUS AUSTRALIS.
Philharmonia Australia is an orchestra of exceptional pedigree in high demand throughout Australia for over a decade.
Its core players hold principal positions in the country’s major symphony orchestras and its foremost chamber ensembles and are among the most respected and established session musicians in the musical theatre, recording and TV industries.
Well regarded for their professionalism, versatility and engaging onstage presence, ensemble personnel are individually selected for each engagement according to the nuances of each context.
Philharmonia Australia has enjoyed a wealth of high profile collaborations with both local and internationally renowned artists such as Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr, Indina Menzel, The Whitlams and Kristin Chenoweth.
It has been the orchestra of choice for national tours with Josh Groban, John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John, Human Nature, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe and Hans Zimmer.
Philharmonia Australia has also toured with the Disney Under The Stars, Elvis: The Wonder Of You, Ministry Of Sound Orchestrated and Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra national tours.
Performance highlights have included La La Land In Concert, Planet Earth Live 2 In Concert, Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy, Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions and Jimmy Webb & Friends.
Philharmonia Australia has performed as part of both the Melbourne and Sydney Festival with The Black Arm Band, The Wheeldon Company's "Morphoses", Active Child, The Cinematic Orchestra and Gurrumul & Sarah Blasko.
Philharmonia Australia also performs regularly for corporate and private events and, with teams in each city, is available Australia wide.
Read about more orchestral and choral project highlights here.
Interested in Philharmonia Australia for a private/corporate function?
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Chorus Australis is Australia’s most exciting new choir.
A truly cross-genre ensemble, it is made up of the country’s best voices from the opera, rock, musical theatre and pop worlds.
The choir is unique in that its members are individually selected for each engagement according to its specific brief.
The choral branch of orchestral contracting outfit Philharmonia Australia, Chorus Australis upholds the ideals Philharmonia Australia has become renowned for; Exceptional talent, attention to detail, professionalism, dynamic onstage presence and immaculate presentation.
Philharmonia Australia has sourced singers for a number of varied contexts over the last decade which have included performances with UK act Active Child for The Melbourne Festival, Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra in Sydney and Melbourne and a national tour with Belgian crooner Helmut Lotti.
Launched in 2017, Chorus Australis burst on to the scene performing as a 40 piece all male contingent with none other than pop sensation Adele.
The choir performed in front of record breaking crowds of up to 95,000 in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne and has recently performed with Hans Zimmer in each city of his “Revealed” tour and for Planet Earth 2 Live in Melbourne.
Chorus Australis is also available for corporate and private events - Australia wide.
I can’t recommend Leah highly enough.
She has fixed several orchestras for me over the last few years and on every occasion has come up with exactly what is required, and on budget.
Baz Archer – The Music House
This orchestra is… dare I say it… Amazing! – A brilliant, brilliant orchestra – Truly wonderful.
Thanks so much Leah!
It was a real pleasure to work with you and you put together fantastic orchestras for us.
They sounded great and were a lot of fun to share the stage with.
We really appreciate your hard work.