2020 Concert Season


Van Diemen’s Band is thrilled to be able to announce a special appearance by the Van Diemen’s Fiddles at the First Signs of Life concert Series at St David’s Cathedral.

Combining the exceptional talents of three Tasmanian violinists; VDB artistic director Julia Fredersdorff on baroque violin, Klezmer and folk fiddler Rachel Myers, and Classical/folk/experimental violinist Emily Sheppard, join forces to form Van Diemen’s Fiddles. This trio extends the boundaries of violin playing in this highly original combination juxtaposing a wide variety of styles and genres. Journey from past to present in a specially curated program featuring a wide range of music by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, through Vivaldi to traditional and folk tunes and on to more recent compositions and ambient sounds.

Tickets are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions so book fast!

2pm Sunday, 20 September
St David’s Cathedral
Tickets $20/25
Ticket link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=643664&


Christmas in 18th-century Venice was an extravagant affair. In this concert, Van Diemen’s Band performs a gorgeous selection of Venetian music written to celebrate the Christmas season, including works by Gabrieli and Cavalli. The concert, directed by French guest conductor Martin Gester, also includes well-known Christmas carols.

Please note, this concert is currently under review pending evolving social distancing restrictions relating to COVID-19.

6pm, Fri 18 December
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Launceston
T: $10 | $30 | $40 | $90

3pm, Sat 19 December
St David’s Cathedral, Hobart
T: $10 | $30 | $40 | $90

3pm, Sun 20 December
Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna
T: $10 | $25 | $35 | $80

VDB is grateful for the extraordinary generosity of its Founding Patrons and Donors.