Fast becoming one of North Queensland’s cultural jewels, the Barrier Reef Orchestra this year launches its 17th year of performing orchestral music through North Queensland. BRO is a community orchestra consisting of the finest musicians drawn from Townsville and as far afield as Cairns and Mackay.
Farewell Mark Shiell
We are sad to announce that this will be our last chance to have Mark Shiell here to conduct the orchestra. In fact this is his second last conducting contract.
Mark is returning to his earlier career as a flautist and as a flute teacher.
On four occasions he has conducted performances of our orchestra; A Musical Feast, Masterworks, Bohemian Classics, and Evening Serenade. Unfortunately a shoulder injury prevented him from doing all three concerts he was contracted for this year, but he found us a colleague Gyula Cseszko (Jules) to fill his place for Beethoven.
We wish you all the very best and hope you will re-visit Townsville as a tourist.