Canberra Mandolin Orchestra
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Formed in 2003, the CMO brings together players of mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, guitar, double bass. Under the musical direction of Michael Sollis, the CMO's repertoire includes ritzy tunes from the dawn of the jazz age, light classics, film themes, Italian and Greek numbers, Irish and Australian folk tunes and popular music. We rehearse every Monday evening from 7.30pm, except for ACT school holidays.




  • Improving your skills on the mandolin, mandola, mandocello, bass or guitar?
  • Playing a wide range of musical styles from folk, ethnic and classical music through to ragtime?
  • Playing and practising with a group of like-minded musicians who enjoy playing together?
  • Performing in concerts at a variety of musical venues?

The Canberra Mandolin Orchestra is keen to encourage new musicians to join its ranks. Why not come along and be part of an enthusiastic, well known and popular group of musicians?


We conduct beginner sessions for prospective and new members at 6.00pm every Monday night at the Hellenic Club in Civic. You'll get expert guidance on playing skills, repertoire, sight reading and more. For more information Ian Bull on 02 6231 5974.


The CMO rehearses at the Hellenic Club in Civic each Monday starting at 7.30pm.




Next Performances

Sunday, November 22 - 5.30 pm - Belconnen arts Centre. Our own annual concert showcasing music that turns us on and that we hope you will enjoy too! Doors and bar open from 5pm. Tickets at the door: $20 adults, $15 concession, $5 under 30s and under 18.


Sunday, 13 December - 12.30-3 pm - Have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of music by the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra at Cafe Lerida, Lerida Estate Winery, Federal Highway, near the northern end of Lake George. (Music free, lunch a la carte).


Every Monday, 7.30pm, Hellen Club, Moore St, Civic. Beginner sessions start at 6 pm.

New players welcome
Any level
Call 6231 5974