The BSO was founded in 1981 as a result of the Music 81 Project of the Victorian Government, and was the successor of the Bendigo Concert Orchestra.
The orchestra occupies a key space in the musical life of the City of Greater Bendigo, with the Mayor of Bendigo as Patron.
The BSO is an amateur community Orchestra which rehearses weekly during school term times, and performs at least 3 public concerts per year. Please contact us if you are interested in joining; we are currently welcoming new string players.
Music Director: Luke Severn. The BSO is delighted to welcome Luke as the new Music Director for 2019-2020.
2019 Performance Season
Sunday 15th December, “Symphony in a Day” with musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The BSO and the MSO will combine to prepare and perform Dvořák’s 8th Symphony on the day. Time and venue to be advised.
2020 Performance Season
Sunday 29th March at St Paul’s Cathedral, Bendigo
Sunday 28th June at The Capital Theatre, Bendigo
Sunday 4th October at St Paul’s Cathedral, Bendigo
BSO projects are sometimes funded with assistance from:
- City of Greater Bendigo Community Grants Program.
- UFS Pharmacies’ Building a Healthier Community Program.
- Ulumbarra Foundation.
The Bendigo Symphony Orchestra Inc. is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission