The orchestra performs annual concert series in Auckland, entertains Auckland community at parks, gardens, and Rest Homes, as well as out of town and for special events and functions.

The orchestra takes part in FAME (Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles) annual music camps and international festivals. Read Shona Caughey's account of a concert tour by the Australasian Mandolin Orchestra to Germany and Holland in May 2006, which culminated with the participation of the orchestra in the international Bamberg Mandolin Festival attended by over 80 orchestras from around the world. Read Barbara Hawthorn's account of Mandolinata orchestra participation in the Sydney International Festival in Jan 2008.



In 2009, Shona Caughey donated her Calace's Liuto to the orchestra at her retirement from the orchestra.
Read more about this.

In 2009, Mandolinata celebrated 40th Anniversary.
Read more about this.



Mandolinata aims to foster an interest in, and to encourage the playing of, the mandolin family and related instruments. So, there is a training programme in place to teach anyone interested in learning how to play mandolin related instruments. Please contact us if you would like to join. The learners group gets together on Monday nights around 6.30 pm before the regular rehearsal starts at 7.30 pm.

2024 Calendar

Mth Day Time Venue
April 27 1pm-2pm Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa
May 26 2.30pm-4:30pm Irish Society Room, Rocky Nook Rd, Fowlds Park, Mt Albert
Sep 8 2pm-4pm Rose Theatre, The Rose Centre, Belmont (North Shore)

See details about upcoming events...

The orchestra rehearse weekly on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm.