The Concept

Our vision is to support musicians and the Australian arts community during COVID-19 and beyond.

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (MDCH) was created by musicians, for musicians. We connect Australian artists and communities everywhere through music and technology.

Launched on 27 March 2020, we presented 233 live concerts in our first nine months, generating $1,000,000 in income for musicians and arts sector workers who’d lost everything through COVID-19. If you helped make this possible, thank you!

The concept is straightforward. You purchase a ticket to enjoy a high-quality live-streamed concert; we pass on the full ticket price to the artists, with a modest booking fee keeping the cameras rolling.

In many cases, you can also join us in person and be part of a small studio audience. For more details on how it all works, please see our FAQs.

MDCH was conceived to support Victorian artists but quickly grew to showcase great performers around the country. In 2021, we’ll shine a spotlight on the full spectrum of Australian classical artistry, bringing you brilliant soloists and ensembles from Hobart to Darwin and everywhere in between.

Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt lead this social enterprise, combining their artistic and management skills. They’d like to thank the many incredible supporters who’ve made MDCH possible.