Almost every important moment we celebrate in our lives is tied to music.
Although all countries have an official anthem, an unofficial anthem is invariably a popular piece of music that has been chosen by the people as a way to create solidarity across all barriers of age and background.
What makes a great people’s anthem? Plenty of attitude and a great tune that includes a rousing chorus that enables a collective “call to arms” either to win a sporting event or to resist unfair political regimes. Whatever the process, it will be stirring and heartfelt!
Ultimately the anthem serves to express cultural values and identity both to the citizens of a country and to the rest of the world.
This concert will have audiences clapping and singing along as Dandenong Ranges Orchestra present some of the most loved “unofficial” anthems of the world.
About Dandenong Ranges Orchestra
Dandenong Ranges Orchestra is a community orchestra that was founded in 1984. We are dedicated to providing amateur musicians with the opportunity to perform orchestral music at a high standard. Dandenong Ranges Orchestra is known for it’s excellence, friendly environment and welcoming of new players. Our repertoire is diverse, ranging from classical to contemporary. DRO also embraces the original works of Australian composers.