Review – BRO goes to the Opera

REVIEW - Barrier Reef Orchestra Goes to the Opera In keeping with the title of the recital there was the sprinkling of bling and suits on show in the foyer and bar at the Civic Theatre prior to the orchestra’s last concert for 2016.  The audience numbered almost 500, including a good turnout of children for an evening ... More

Review – Bohemian Classics

The early start to this concert saw many true followers of the Barrier Reef Orchestra prepare for a night of musical delights by wining and dining at the theatre. A diverse crowd of parents and player relatives, along with regular and new music lovers, confirmed the Bohemian Classics as one of the BRO’s largest audienc... More

2017 Committee Nominations

Nominations have been received for the AGM on 21st May 2017. You can view the nominations here. As there are still vacancies, further nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting. More

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

NORTH QUEENSLAND ENSEMBLES INC BARRIER REEF ORCHESTRA ABN:  73-365-249-138 All members are advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM), of North Queensland Ensembles Inc will take place at Pimlico Performing Arts Centre, Fulham Road, Pimlico on Sunday 21st May 2017, commencing at 2:00pm. A copy of the agenda ... More

Review – AFCM 25th Anniversary Concert

A very pleasant Sunday afternoon in Queens Gardens was attended by approximately three and half thousand satisfied music lovers. This free concert organised to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the AFCM was also a fitting opportunity for BRO to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with it’s first ever outdoor public performa... More

Review – Dreams and Dances

Dance and music go together like a, ahem, horse and carriage or in 2016 a iPhone and thumb! But unlike the old song you certainly can have one without the other and the Barrier Reef Orchestra’s first concert for the year Dreams and Dances definitely proved that. The first half of the program featured dance music in its ... More

Review – World Music Concert

The World Music Concert was a breath of fresh air to Townsville music lovers who had just about reached classical music saturation following AFCM. Andrew Ryder poured his expertise and enthusiasm into this opportunity provided through Townsville City Council sponsorship. Andrew developed the concept for the concert; ... More

President’s Report – 2016

2015 was our 15 year anniversary and featured several concerts that highlighted not only the enhanced quality of musical performance from the orchestra but an increasing recognition from our audience, benefactors and the wider community. In May BRO was asked to perform at the Townsville ARTS Awards, a first for the ... More

Review – T150 Concert

Those among us in the capacity audience in the Civic theatre to celebrate Townsville’s 150th anniversary had a real treat of a birthday present. The Variety concert would have had about 97% Townsville connected content and showcased what talent is in Townsville. Ex Kirwan boy Kurt Phelan was a charming host and made ... More