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.
Concert cellist, composer, and musical director, Luke Severn possesses a musical voice of great versatility and passion. Noted for his expressive performances and dynamic and engaging personality he is emerging as an artistic tour de force in the Australian musical landscape.
2021 Performance Season – Watch this Space!
The orchestra is currently not able to rehearse due to Covid-19 restrictions in Victoria. But we are planning an exciting 2021 season with details to be released soon!
2021 Program Launch – TBA
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