The Marlborough Civic Orchestra endeavours to showcase a wide range of popular music from the classics to Broadway... from memorable traditional pieces to catchy contemporary tunes. It's music everyone can relate to... music you can leave one of our concerts humming to yourself... music our members clearly enjoy performing.
The MCO is entirely made up of voluntary members whose love for music has helped create Marlborough's first community orchestra in over 40 years. As part of the MCO's commitment to the local community the orchestra performs special free primary school concerts every year at the ASB Theatre Marlborough.
The fun of playing
The MCO is always looking for new members no matter how long it's been since you last played. Feel free to dust off your oboe, double bass or triangle - come along and see what it's all about at one of our regular practices. You'll find a warm welcome, a shared enthusiasm for music and quite possibly some home baking for afternoon tea.
Our concerts for the year
Each year, the MCO will perform at least two public concerts. For the latest information about this year's concert dates see our Calendar page or visit our Facebook page, and maybe give us a 'Like' while you're there.
You'll also find some interesting snippets and musical clips from all over the web along with video clips and images from our past concerts.
Just click here and you're on your way.
David was born into a musical family and began learning music at the age of five. He has been involved in the Salvation Army Band his whole life and spent the past 16 years conducting the local band.
David brings to the MCO an enthusiasm and humour that keeps us on our toes, extending our dynamic capacity and bringing a fresh approach to our relatively young orchestra.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Elgee has been a professional cellist and teacher for many years, furthering his music study in Europe and Hong Kong. Elgee arrived in Blenheim in 2018 to study winemaking and we are now privileged to have him conducting and playing with the MCO for the joy of music.
"The sound of the orchestra is one of the
most magnificent musical sounds
that has ever existed."