The ORC is lucky enough to have five guitar teachers from a wide range of styles and backgrounds. To celebrate this they are presenting GuitarFest, an afternoon of workshops, masterclasses and concerts for all skill levels and interests.
As a bonus, all participants will also receive FREE entry to the Callum Henshaw concert that evening.

Learn the fundamentals of this iconic and fun style from jazz guitarist Andrew French-Northam. Explore the techniques and tools used to play like Django!

Kick start you journey into the beautiful world of classical guitar with accomplished classical guitarist Phil Moran.

Expert guitar educator Matt Arthur will teach high school students vital skills to maximise results and achieve their full potential.

 5pm | Free
Up and coming guitarists perform on stage. Featuring a selection of students from the ORC and local schools.

Concert by award winning classical guitarist
Adults $20 | Concession $15
 All workshop participants receive FREE entry!

If you would like more information please contact ORC Admin on (02) 6361 7974 or get in touch directly with Head of Guitar – James Buchanan at

Choral Gala – Selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Tickets for the ORC biggest Choral Event are now on sale at ORC Admin or online here.

The Orange Regional Conservatorium’s annual choral celebration will this year feature Mendelssohn’s captivating work Elijah, inspired by the life of the Old Testament Prophet. Conductor Ben Macpherson OAM will lead the combined choirs of the Conservatorium through selections of the oratorio, supported by Orange Youth Orchestra.
The Choral Gala is another of the ORC’s community driven events, bringing together all lovers of singing to perform inspiring and challenging works.
Tickets available now, this is sure to sell out, so get in quick!

Work with us – Expression of interest – Singing Teacher

Expression of Interest
Singing Teacher
The ORC is seeking an expression of interest for the role of Singing Teacher, to join our expanding and dynamic vocal team.
It is essential that the applicant have a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor Music Education (or minimum 5 year industry experience), have a contemporary music focus, be familiar with and have experience teaching the AMEB syllabus in Singing, Singing for Leisure, Musical Theatre, CPM and be a practising performer. 

Applicants must have the ability to work in a team, work with youth and the changing voice. 
Piano keyboard skills and a willingness to work in schools are desirable.
This is a casual position with potential to become permanent. The successful applicant should be prepared to begin the week commencing 30th April 2018.
Please make enquires to the Music Director, Mrs Donna Riles, by contacting the ORC administration office 02 6361 7974 or
Applications close Friday 27th April

Callum Henshaw Concert

Callum Henshaw

19 May 6pm

Tickets available through ORC Admin or Eventbrite

Canberra-born classical guitarist Callum Henshaw is considered one of Australia’s leading young players. He has had success in a number of major national and international competitions, including First Prize at the 2012 Cordoba International Guitar Competition in Spain, the 2014 Tirana International Guitar Competition in Albania, and the 2015 Friends of the ANU School of Music Chamber Music Competition with Andrew Blanch. He also won the First Prize and the People’s Choice Prize at the 2016 open instrumental Whitworth Roach Classical Music Competition. Most recently, Cal placed first in the 2017 Melbourne International Concert Artist Guitar Competition.

Kats-Chernin and Cislowksa

Tickets now on sale through ORC Admin or online here.

Elena Kats-Chernin, composer, piano
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano

In this fun-filled tête-a-tête with the composer and her long-time collaborator, we delve into Elena Kats-Chernin’s treasure trove of compositions: a delightful sneak peek into the unique beauty and scope of her music, from her two recent and chart-topping albums with Cislowska: Butterflying and Unsent Love Letters: meditations on the music of Erik Satie, described by critics as “outstanding… a triumph” (Readings Monthly, 2017).


Toddlers Proms

Introduce your young ones to the orchestra at the…


Learn all about the orchestra in this fun and interactive concert that will inspire and engage! Kids of all ages are encouraged to dress up and experience the wonder of music.

11am – 12pm
Entry by Gold Coin Donation
ORC Auditorium