support mco

Please join our many supporters in securing the future of MCO. Your tax-deductible support for our artistic excellence will help us to build a long-term sustainable future for the orchestra.


Your support: Helping music thrive through unique challenges


Our vision is for a Melbourne-based orchestra that stands with the great chamber orchestras of the world, bringing Victorian artists and audiences together through the power of chamber music.


MCO is the leading independent Victorian chamber music organisation. In a normal year, the orchestra would present over 50 performances and events, thrilling audiences with the best and brightest of Victoria’s chamber musicians The orchestra is recognised for its contributions to Victorian touring and to the development of artists in the early part of their careers.


In these unusual times, we need your support more than ever: to support artists with performance opportunities, to create great music, to reach audiences digitally, and to enable our live performances as we return to normal.


We need philanthropic support to keep bringing you music at this time. MCO is committed to paying musicians professional rates for rehearsals and performances during this period. That means there is a significant gap between revenues and what a performance costs. Your support helps us to bridge that gap.


We look forward to introducing our supporters to our live and streamed seasons throughout 2021. We especially look forward to the resumption of touring throughout Victoria.


Each gift makes a difference to our future and the future of Victorian chamber music.


Your gift has a real and immediate impact:

  • $100 supports the hire or purchase of music for a streamed chamber music project
  • $200 supports the costs of one rehearsal for one musician
  • $1500 supports a rehearsal for a streaming project, including rehearsal hall hire in a socially distanced environment
  • $3000–$5000 supports the typical cost to MCO of one streaming project


For further information on supporting MCO, please call Executive Director Richard Jackson on (03) 9119 1599.


How to make a personal donation

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Suite 31 Fawkner Towers
431 St Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004

  • Call MCO during business hours on (03) 9119 1599
  • Make a direct deposit to our bank account. Please call us (03) 9119 1599 for bank account details.


All gifts to MCO over $2 are tax-deductible. All support over $1000 in a 12-month period is acknowledged through our Giving Circle Program.
Donors considering making a donation to MCO are invited to contact our Executive Director, Richard Jackson, on (03) 9119 1599 or .

Become a corporate partner

If you are interested in partnering with MCO as a business, please contact our Executive Director, Richard Jackson, on (03) 9119 1599 or