Arrangements and dates for Summer Term 2018

Please will orchestra members check the following calendar to stay up to date as we prepare for our Summer Concert (June 30th at St Andrew’s Church, Histon). Click on any item to see more detail.

Music of the Spheres

The Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra will be performing a Sunday afternoon concert with Cambridge’s recorder band Zero Gravity. Music by Philip Glass, David Bowie, Gioachino Rossini, and Turlough O’Carolan.


15:00 Sunday 19.11.2017

St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ

Booking details to come soon.

MMO concert with Daniela Rossi

Concert Poster
Concert Poster

A concert of music for Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra. The MMO will be performing a programme of music writen by women composers, including the world premiere of Michelle Nelson’s Guitar Concerto.

Daniela Rossi is our soloist, and after the interval, she will present a programme of solo guitar music.

Here’s a little taste of Daniela’s playing.

Tickets are available online or in person from ADC Ticketing

P.S.  We’re still looking for classical guitarists (in particular) to join us.  If that could be you, then please get in touch, or speak to one of us at the concert.

Super serious Moonlights!

Members of the Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra taking part in the British National Fretted Orchestra event in Glasgow, January 2017.  Looking very serious! (well, it was a hard piece … )

Concert with Harmonia Singers

The Moonlights warming up for our joint concert in Huntingdon earlier in the month with the Huntingdon Harmonia Singers.  It was a great evening of music from both groups and those empty seats did get very full later on when the audience came in!

Glasgow Report

I should apologies first for this posting coming so very, very late. I’ve had difficulties posting to this site from my phone and it appears I was posting to the wrong one all along (doh!). – Mike

Edinburgh Waverly
Transferring trains at Edinburgh Waverly

Anyhoo, where do I begin? Well there was the post to say we were heading up to Glasgow for the BMG Festival 2016 at Kelvinside Academy. Most of us journeyed up by train in cheery spirits ready for some grim Scottish weather – which never happened. It seems Glasgow in March is like a sauna. Result.

As an orchestra we were performing in the competition but so were many of our members as solos, duels and groups. Not much time and space to watch each other but a very exciting time shuttling between classrooms with music, stands and stringed instruments to perform under pressure.

Though the orchestra didn’t manage to win we got plenty of high recommendations and silverware for individuals.

10/10 to the organisers as everything ran like clockwork with amazing classes, top food, beautiful weather, gorgeous (and very posh) Kelvinside and stunning entertainment.




Calling classical guitarists, and guitar teachers


The Orchestra is looking for classical guitarists to join us. If you’re interested, you’ll need to be at a minimum of around Grade 5 standard, and able to attend our rehearsals in Histon on Thursday evenings.

If you’re a guitar teacher, and think that one or more of your students might be interested, please get in touch!

We’ll be inviting new guitarists to join either in January to take part in the BMG Festival in Glasgow, or March to prepare for our next concert programme.

More information: See our Take Part page

It’s All About the Bass

Well that went well. After a morning of heavy rain, the skies over Ipswich Music Festival blossomed in time for our double performance at The Wolsey Gallery in Christchurch Mansion.

We were joined on stage by Suffolk Tango dancers for Por Una Cabeza which went down a storm with the audience.

We adjusted the second programme a bit to fit in the longer Alma Brasiliera which yielded calls of “encore”. So something right.

Rod’s bass was also singled out by our host for outstanding performance. (But don’t tell him, it will go to his head).

Outside the pop music kicked, the ice-cream and doughnuts were gobbled and Suffolk enjoyed the rest of a splendid day.

Well done folks and special thanks to maestra Anna and organiser Domonique.


Tickets now on the door

We have now picked up our tickets from the ADC Box Office, so internet purchase is now closed . You can still get tickets on the door on the night, or via Muriel Porter.