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.


$40 per term (that includes DRMC Membership fee).


Mondays, 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm, except school term holidays and public holidays.


DRMC Community Music Centre,
Upwey High School
1451 Burwood Highway, Upwey

For further information please contact Peter Taubert - email:

Next Performance

  • "The 1812 Overture - Celebrating 180 years since the birth of Peter Tchaikovsky"
    7.30 pm Saturday 6 June 2020
    Upwey Baptist Church
    21 Darling Ave (Cnr Burwood Hwy & Darling Ave).
    Tickets: Adults $20  Concession $15. Tickets available at the door.

Recent Performance

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:

Recent Review

Critic Bill Pell attended a performance of the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra and you can find his review here.

You can also check out the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra website or the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra on Facebook logo

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