The Sydney Mandolin Orchestra is an ensemble that regularly performs in and around Sydney, Australia.
Established in 1932, we are Australia’s oldest mandolin orchestra and are dedicated to keeping alive the tradition of mandolin music in Sydney.
Our varied repertoire covers classical and contemporary pieces from Australian and international composers. Music played includes Rennaissance, Classical, Neapolitan, Spanish, Modern and Popular. You can listen to a sample of our music on Soundcloud by clicking here. Watch the Orchestra in concert below
SMO in CONCERT October 8th
We welcome new players
If you play mandolin, mandola, guitar or bass and can read music, pleased do contact us!
You don’t have to be a professional player, and we support people who are willing to improve their playing over time. It’s lots of fun too! We are a social group of fun-loving people of all ages!
We rehearse every Thursday 6.30 pm – 9 pm (with social supper in-between) at Narremburn School, 250 Willoughby Rd, Naremburn NSW 2065 (corner of Dalleys Road) . The walking distance to St. Leonard’s train station is 10 min, buses from the city stop nearby, and there is parking on site.
Margery Smith is bringing a lot of enthusiasm and joy to our group! She has studied clarinet and saxophone in Europe, the USA, and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Past lives have been as Associate Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
Margery has been our spirited conductor since 2012. She is highly dedicated to combining a high standard of musicianship with keeping up the fun . Check out her website
We are available for hire!
The orchestra gives its own concert as well as being available for hire. We regularly perform for music clubs, art shows, community and cultural events, weddings, private parties and age care facilities.
To hear a sample of our music, listen to us as we play Hallelujah or Moscow Nights
Email us on TheSydneyMandolinOrchestra@hotmail.com
or call James Adcock on 0414 652 504