NSW Drs Orchestra

NSW Doctors Orchestra

Record breaking night: NSW Doctors Orchestra sold out concert and rare performance by Dame Marie Bashir


Not one seat was left empty at The Concourse Concert Hall on Sunday, May 15, as the NSW Doctors Orchestra played their annual fundraising concert for the NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship. 

The night was record breaking indeed, but to add to the incredible calibre of the instrumentalists and singers involved, former Governor of NSW Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO gave the unsuspecting audience a rare glimpse of her violin playing abilities. 

As a proud Sydney Eisteddfod aluminist she joined the NSW Doctors Orchestra, conductor Dr David Banney and the Hummingsong Women’s Choir on stage for the final number of the night, a rendition of I Still Call Australia Home

Sydney Eisteddfod Chief Executive Piroozi Desai-Keane OAM said: “Sydney Eisteddfod is delighted that Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir dusted off her trusted violin to perform for us and the NSW Doctors Orchestra at this special concert.”

The Sydney Eisteddfod extends its most heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in putting this wonderful event together and to all who contributed to raise funds for the NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship and the Save Sight Institute.

We are thrilled to continue the 7-year partnership with the NSW Doctors Orchestra and continue to support young musicians between 16-25 years of age, who show expertise in the fields of strings, woodwind or brass instruments.