The Frankston Music Society Inc.
The Frankston Music Society (FMS) is home to the Frankston Symphony Orchestra and the Mornington Peninsula Chorale and has been proudly presenting concerts in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula and in 2017 we are celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Rich in musical history the Frankston Music Society was founded in 1967 by the world-renowned pianist Vera Bradford and fellow residents from the area. The orchestra was formed first in 1968, with the chorale to follow in 1979.
The Frankston Music Society Inc. is a not for profit organisation and relies on membership fees and donations for our continued survival.
Frankston Symphony Orchestra
The Frankston Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is one of ten community orchestras in Victoria, Australia.
The orchestra forms a part of the Frankston Music Society, which also includes the Mornington Peninsula Chorale.
The orchestra performs regularly at the Frankston Arts Centre and has also toured regional Victoria. Apart from traditional concerts, the orchestra also performs concerts of children’s music, film and television scores and contemporary pieces.
If you would like to join the Frankston Symphony Orchestra we are currently welcoming new members and look forward to your application.
Mornington Peninsula Chorale
The Mornington Peninsula Chorale is a Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass Community Choir (SATB Choir). The choir forms a part of the Frankston Music Society, which also includes the Frankston Symphony Orchestra.
The choir perform an annual Oratorio concert with the FSO as well as singing at the FSO Proms concert and presenting a festive Christmas concert.
The choir was formed in 1979 and has over 90 active members. It involves many members who also perform in other local and city based choirs.
If you would like to join the Mornington Peninsula Chorale we are currently welcoming new members and look forward to your application.
As a community orchestra we have been actively involved with our local community, supporting local events and providing opportunities for musicians and composers to further their careers within the music industry.
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In May 1967, Frankston Music Society called for musicians to help start the Frankston Symphony Orchestra.
Since then the Orchestra has had many notable conductors. For the complete list and details of our current conductors please select the button below.
The Orchestra and Choral have performed many concerts over the years.
For details of our past concerts please select the button below.
Be sure to check our Events page too for the current concert schedule.
As a community based music society based on the Mornington Peninsula we publish a number of newsletters each year that details the local news and events, our community achievements and updates on the music society.
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Our collection of photos of the Orchestra and the Chorale performing at concerts and events we have held. Many of these photos have been contributed by our audience members and also our music society members.
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The Frankston Music Society designs and publishes a concert flyer for each concert we perform. These are important for media and marketing purposes for the concert but also as a memorable keep sake for our concert attendees.
For more details on our past concert flyers please select the button below.