Preston Symphony Orchestra has players from the local area and further afield, with a diverse range of day jobs, ages and backgrounds. A Committee elected by members of the orchestra runs the orchestra on a day-to-day basis and the views of players are sought as much as possible in decision-making.
Players pay a membership fee, either annually or per concert, to cover the cost of venue and music hire.
We welcome new players!
Current openings include a bassoon and tuba. More Violins and Violas are always welcome!
There are no auditions, but players should have reached at least Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent and have good sight-reading skills. Experience in ensemble playing is very useful.
Rehearsals for concerts in 2024 will be on Tuesdays. Rehearsals for Concert 1 commence on the 6th February.
If you are interested in joining the orchestra for one or more concerts, please email:
The orchestra performs 4 concerts a year, each preceded by 8 rehearsals over 7 weeks. Repertoire ranges from major Romantic symphonies to the premieres of new Australian works.
Membership fees for 2024 are under review and will be announced shortly.
All rehearsals are at 7.30pm – 10.00pm.
Please arrive by 7.20pm to set up in time.
Rehearsals are normally held in Preston City Hall on Gower St, Preston.