About us

The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra was formed by Highland locals who share a passion for fine orchestral music.

The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra was formed to provide concerts of fine music at a high standard on a regular basis. It was set up due to the community interest in establishing a symphony orchestra in the Highlands. It is a Not-for-Profit organisation.

The Inaugural Concert took place on Saturday 13th September, 2014 in the Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley Street, Bowral.
Over 50 musicians from the Highlands and surrounding districts rehearse on a regular basis. It was envisaged to be and now is a significant feature of the Highlands cultural life. The Orchestra is conducted by Dr Allan Stiles. Allan has conducted orchestras, bands, choirs and theatre productions over many years.

The Orchestra will perform four concert series a year with guest soloists from the region, nationally and overseas.

The Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Patrons: Ann Carr-Boyd AM, Andrew Ford OAM, Richard Gill AO
Chair:  Jenette Stiles
Deputy Chair: Gerald Power
Secretary: Eliza Jane Corley
Treasurer: Elizabeth Dalton
Musical Director: Dr Allan Stiles
Orchestra Manager: Roma Dix OAM
Librarian: April Butcher
Member: Peter Glass JP
Member: Allan Beavis OAM