The Armidale Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra that began as the Armidale Municipal
Orchestra established in 1943. It presently gives approximately three concerts each year.
Another orchestral group in Armidale is Con Brio which is a string orchestra for adult players of violin, viola, cello and double bass. It has a playing level of approximately 2nd-8th grade and rehearses on
Tuesday nights. For more information please contact Joanna Fairs-Wu on 0418 340 728.
President: Robert Jackson
Phone 0499 505 726
Vice-President: James McKay
Treasurer: David Rowe
Librarian: James McKay
Publicity Officer: Kees Grenyer
P.O. Box 1055
The following is a file of people who have played in the Armidale Symphony Orchestra. It includes the dates of when people first played with the orchestra where known. Orchestra members
The annual Presidents Reports contain many details of the orchestra's past activities. Click on the following to download a file.
Kerry Hawkins Award
Kerry Hawkins was a committed member of the Armidale Symphony Orchestra for 35 years until her untimely death in 2012. Initially a violinist, Kerry took up the French horn in the 1970s and became an accomplished player of that instrument. Her passion for the horn led her to be a mentor for many younger players whom she inspired with her skill and love of music. Kerry also served on the orchestra committee for many years as an efficient and dedicated librarian. The award is in recognition of Kerry’s lifetime of dedicated service to the Armidale Symphony Orchestra.
The Kerry Hawkins Award is made annually to a playing member of the orchestra who shows outstanding
commitment and dedication throughout the year.
2012 Maurice Anker
2013 Colin Sholl
2014 Chris Cunningham
2015 Jacqui Thompson and Alana Blackburn
2016 Dave Brown
2017 Robert Jackson
2018 Laura Curotta
2019 Stuart Pavel