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According to the occasion, the Orchestra performs as a large 50-plus member orchestra, as a small ensemble or as solo artists.

As well as staging a major annual concert, the Orchestra performs regularly at Chinese cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. The Orchestra also performs at multicultural events and frequently participates in events organised by educational institutions.

The Orchestra has performed together with many groups such as the Three Chinese Tenors, the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra and Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra, PCC Malaysian Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Orchestra, the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, the Dachung Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra of Taiwan, the Hong Kong La Salle College Chinese Orchestra, the Penleigh Essendon Grammar Chinese Orchestra, Lo Wen's Cantonese Opera Academy, the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble, the Whitehorse Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Chinese Choir. The Orchestra has also been involved with Melbourne composer Julian Yu and has performed under the baton of China's Yang Jieming (the first conductor of the Central Song and Dance Ensemble of China).

The Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has performed at Melbourne International Festivals, Spoleto Festivals, Moomba celebrations and folklore festivals. The Orchestra is also regularly involved in charity and educational activities via workshops with schools and universities.

Major performances have been conducted on a number of occasions at Monash University's Robert Blackwood Hall, Melbourne University's Melba Hall, the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Museum of Chinese History, Government House, Caulfield Arts Complex, the Hamer Hall and George Fairfax Studio of the Victoria Arts Centre, the, Melbourne Park (Entertainment Centre), the Melbourne Town Hall and the Dallas Brooks Hall, Immigration Museum, Melbourne Museum, The National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Melbourne Show and the Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School’s Performing Arts Centre .

Major performance highlights for the Orchestra include:

  • 14/08/2016- 34th Anniversary Concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 30/08/2015- 33rd Anniversary Concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 24/08/2014- 32ndAnniversary Concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 25/08/2013- 31st Anniversary Concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 30/09/2012- Raising the Roof concert at Hamer Hall
  • 22/09/2012- Performed in Shanghai, China: " Music from all Over the World" Concert 樂和四海 as one of The 60th Anniversary Concert Series of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra
  • 19/08/2012- 30th Anniversary Concert of Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra with Dachung Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra from Taiwan  (At Melbourne Town Hall)
  • 28/08/2011- 29th Anniversary Concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 29/08/2010- 28th Anniversary Concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 23/08/2009- 27th Anniversary Concert "Scenic Sound of China concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 12/10/2008- Participated at Hong Kong International Chinese Orchestra Festival in Hong Kong
  • 17/08/2008- 26th Anniversary Concert "Young Talent's Time" concert at Ivanhoe GGS’s Performing Arts Centre
  • 06/10/2007- Beechworth Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Concert.
  • 19/08/2007- 25th Anniversary Concert at Melbourne Town Hall.
  • 05/11/2006- Performed in the Gala Concert of the International Chinese Arts Festival.
  • 07/10/2006- Beechworth Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Concert.
  • 17/09/2005- Beechworth Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Concert.
  • 2005- Recording of Australian National Anthem, using Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments (The National Anthem was rearranged by the famous composer Mr. Julian Yu).
  • 25/07/2004- 22nd Anniversary Concert "When Music Blossoms" Concert held at the Melbourne Town Hall together with the Hong Kong Juvenile & Youth Chinese Orchestra.
  • 24/08/2003- 21st Anniversary Concert "Sounds of the Orient" with Australian Chinese Music Ensemble and Mr Xie Kun, one of the famous Three Chinese Tenors
  • 10/08/2002- "20th Anniversary Concert" at Melbourne Town Hall,  together with the PCC Chinese Orchestra of Malaysia, Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra and the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, sponsored by City of Melbourne. 
  • 07/01/2001- Performed works by the well known Australian composers: George Dreyfus and Julian Yu, in Singapore with Singapore Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra at Singapore Victoria Concert Hall
  • 17/12/2000-18th Anniversary Concert "Chinese Australian Harmony" at Collingwood Town Hall
  • 13/06/2000- Performed with Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra in "Melody of Millennium" Concert at Caulfield Grammar High School
  • 04/12/1999- Performance in Hong Kong to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra at the Hong Kong City Concert Hall
  • 16/08/1998- 16th Anniversary Concert "Melodies of China" concert held at the Dallas Brooks Hall, the Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra performing together with the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra and the Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, sponsored by Arts Victoria.
  • 28/07/1996- 14th Anniversary Concert "Elegance of China" held at the Melbourne Town Hall, performing together with the Penleigh & Essendon Grammar Chinese Orchestra.
  • 16/05/1993- Chinese International Arts Festival concert at the Caulfield Arts Complex and the Melbourne Town Hall accompanying the Three Chinese Tenors.
  • 05/06/1992 Australian Festival of Asian Arts "In the Footsteps of Marco Polo (A Musical Journey)" performance at the Melbourne Arts Centre’s George Fairfax Studio in conjunction with the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble, conducted by Mr Jieming Yang of the Central Song and Dance Ensemble from Beijing. At this performance the Orchestra also accompanied Mr Kun Xie, one of the Three Chinese Tenors, as well as the well-known soprano Ms Wenli Kang.
  • 24/05/1992- 10th Anniversary Concert, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, conducted by Mr Pan Geng Shen.
  • 19/05/1991- 9th Anniversary Concert at Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, (Sponsored by the Australia Council), conducted by Mr Chun Sheng Cai
  • 17/12/1989- 7th Anniversary Concert held at Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, conducted by Julian Yu, sponsored by the Australia Council
  • 28/03/1987- 5th Anniversary Concert, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
  • 22/03/1986- 4th Anniversary Concert, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
  • 03/12/19831st Anniversary Concert, Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University

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