1. June 2024

    1. Sun 30

      SWSO Mid Year Concert - Cultural Carnivale

      3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  2. August 2024

    1. Sun 18

      MacArthur Performing Arts Challenge (MacPAC)

      11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  3. November 2024

    1. Sun 24

      SWSO End of Year Concert

      3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  4. December 2024

    1. Thu 05

      SWSO Christmas Concert

      5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Welcome to South West Sydney Orchestras

Form Classics to Contemporary

South West Sydney Orchestra’s presents ‘Cultural Carnivale’ featuring special guest artists at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1226347

Performers include Campbeltown Camden District Band, Bangladeshi Dancers, Irish Piper, Suna Lee Chinese Instruments, Peruvian Dancers, and our SWSO Beginner Strings, Intermediate Strings, Advanced Strings, Philharmonic Strings, and Concert Band

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SWSO Membership 2024

South West Sydney Orchestras (SWSO) is a collection of ensembles servicing the Macarthur, Liverpool and Wollondilly areas with high quality musical experiences for people of all ages.

They rehearse at Harrington Park Community Centre on Thursday from 4 - 8pm and include all instruments in the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion family.

SWSO musicians give 3 concerts a year with additional performances at community events.

We are excited to announce that Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra is now called South West Sydney Orchestras

FGYO was founded as a singular youth ensemble in Campbelltown in 1987 by an enthusiastic strings teacher, Pam Oxenham.  In 2013, FGYO established a junior ensemble, the current Training Orchestra, with just a handful of eager primary school students. Those students are now leading the FGYO Senior Orchestra. In 2017, the FGYO Senior Ensemble and Training Orchestra relocated to Narellan Library, to provide a more central location for all members.

Since that time, the FGYO family has grown immensely into 3 flourishing ensembles and now a new band.  With this surge in growth and a push towards establishing a clear progression pathway through the ensembles, the volunteer FGYO committee has decided to adopt a new name that better reflects the complex, thriving and inclusive identity of our organisation.

There are four ensembles under the South West Sydney Orchestras banner:

  • South West Sydney Philharmonic Strings (currently our Senior Ensemble)
  • South West Sydney Intermediate Strings (currently our Training Orchestra)
  • South West Sydney Beginner Strings (currently our Beginner Ensemble).
  • South West Sydney Youth Band (new) 
  • South West Sydney Philharmonic (rehearses for an 8 week block and consists of Philharmonic String members and external musicians)

The SWSYB will consist of a Training and Concert Band and we project that Concert Band and Intermediate String members will reform the Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra in the not too distant future. 

We have a new website address to reflect the shift towards a collective of ensembles under the SWSO banner:  https://www.swso.org.au/

We are excited about our growth and what the future holds for the South West Sydney Orchestras (SWSO).

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