About the Orchestra

COVID-19 update

Rehearsals have started under a COVID-19 safety plan which establishes acceptable social distancing.

At present we do not foresee a concert this year, so are playing for our own enjoyment.  This situation, however, will change as the pandemic progresses

The Brindabella Orchestra (formerly known as the U3A Orchestra) is an activity of the University of the Third Age, ACT.  The Orchestra was established to provide a musical outlet for orchestral musicians in a relaxed and friendly environment.  The Orchestra aims to present three public concerts a year, generally in May, August and November.

Orchestra members come from many backgrounds: people returning to their instruments after a long break, enthusiastic late starters, good amateurs, music students and retired musicians, all sharing a love of orchestral performance.

We welcome new members, in particular players aged fifty and above as these are eligible to join U3A ACT The Orchestra also recruits younger players where necessary to provide a good balance of instruments.

For details on membership click Joining.

Music & Performances

The Orchestra aims to perform three concerts a year, generally in May, August and November. The concerts are held on Sunday afternoon, generally at the  Weston Neighbourhood Hall.

The Orchestra plays mainly classical music with some lighter pieces selected from popular musicals. The repertoire is chosen to fit the capabilities of the players and instrumental make-up of the orchestra at the time.

For details of the repertoire from some of the Orchestra’s past performances, please see Concerts.