Cancelled: Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music on Saturday 9 May 8pm & Sunday 10 May has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation please contact our Ticketing Services team at

A message from Andrew Wailes, Artistic Director of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic

Sadly, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic’s scheduled concerts in May featuring Tchaikovsky’s ‘Coronation Cantata’, and act three of Sean Ross’ exciting new Opera ‘Tchaikovsky, Angel of Music’ have been postponed until 2021. All of us at the RMP are saddened that we will not be able to share this magnificent music with you this May as we had originally planned, but we do want you to know that the RMP is still committed to restaging this fantastic program once it is safe to do so in the new year.

It is terribly sad for us that we may not be able to perform live for some time yet due to this pandemic, but in the coming months a series of high quality recordings and filmed RMP performances from our archive will be released, and will be made available for sale, and to a wider audience via various online viewing platforms.

Unlike some other arts organisations, the RMP does not receive any government funding. We rely on our wonderful audience, supporters and members to sustain us. The RMP has survived similar pandemics, the Great Depression and two world wars, and despite the extraordinary challenges facing us at this time, we look forward to riding this crisis out and emerging on the other side. In the meantime, The RMP would greatly appreciate any donations from refunded ticket purchases at this challenging time, so that we can continue to plan for future (live and digital) performances, and continue to provide opportunities for our accompanists, soloists, orchestral musicians, choristers, composers and indeed conductors going forward. All donors will be acknowledged publicly unless specifically requested, and Tax Deduction receipts will be provided for all donations. The RMP is a registered NFP charity.

You can donate online, via Trybooking or via the RMP website.

Donations can also be made by electronic funds transfer:

Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society Inc Public Fund
BSB: 013 287, Account: 490617985.

Cheques can be sent to the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society Inc, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne ,Victoria 3000