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 and brass 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
‘Palm Sunday Concert’ – Sunday 28th March
Mostly Mozart – Sunday 20th June
The Great Wide North – Sunday 10th October
BSO 40th Anniversary Gala – Sunday 12th December
BSO has received support from the following organisations:
- 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