Musical Director - Alexander Vengerovski
The Dandenong Ranges Orchestra is for Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Instrumentalists of all ages and abilities are most welcome to attend. Currently we have about 35-40 members covering most instruments but there are vacancies for second bassoon, second trumpet, second horn, trombone and in all string sections.
The Dandenong Ranges Orchestra was formed in 1984 and is still going strong.
Click here for the history of the Orchestra.
No audition required
Classical, Light classical and popular music
We hold 4 concerts each year in venues around the Dandenongs.
$50 per term (that includes DRMC Membership fee).
Mondays, 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm, except school term holidays and public holidays.
DRMC Community Music Centre,
Upwey High School
1451 Burwood Highway, Upwey
Here is a short extract from 'Memorial' composed by Jacqui Rutten, a setting of Victimae Paschali Laudes, an Easter chant, in a pastorale featuring birdsong. This is a work of peace not war, and was premiered in the Dandenong Ranges, Australia where the traditional owners are the Wurundjeri. This performance was recorded by Timothy Lawrence, performed by the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra with Veronica Mitchell, soprano, and John Collins conducting:
Critic Bill Pell attended a performance of the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra and you can find his review here.