Meet some of the people who help make us great


Bill Tweddell

Our Committee

President Judy Hunter
Vice-President Helen Land
Secretary Lorraine Gray-McConnell
Treasurer Neil Renison
 Committee: Rianta Belford
Gai Copeman
Simon McConnell
Marg Naylor
Noel Price
Ron Piper
Andrew Ryder
Billie Saint-Rang
Monica Ward
 Orchestra Manager      Sally Frewen-Lord
 Newsletter Editor Marg Naylor

Life Members

Alan Nixon

Life Member since May 2015
Alan has been Secretary of North Queensland Ensembles Inc. /Barrier Reef ...

Carol Dall'Osto

Life Member since July 2010
Carol has been a leading figure in music performances in Townsville for many ...

David Pearse

Life Member since June 2006
David was heavily involved with the Townsville music scene from the 1970s, ...

Donna McMahon

Life Member since July 2010
Donna has been a leader in the Townsville music community since she arrived in ...

Jacinta Payne

Life Member
Jacinta has been part of the Orchestra from the beginning when she played 1st ...

Jenny Carr

Life Member since July 2010
Jenny Carr came to Australia from Scotland in the early 70s and instantly ...

Stephen Frewen-Lord

Life Member since 2015
Stephen has been involved with the Barrier Reef Orchestra since its inception; ...

Guest Conductors

Craig Johnson

Lieutenant Colonel Craig Johnson, born and raised in Sydney, NSW, joined the ...

Gyula Cseszkó (Jules)

Gyula Cseszkó (Jules) has kindly agreed to conduct our August concert because ...

Mario Dobernig

Mario Dobernig is Conductor in Chief and Artistic Director for the Art of Sound ...

Mark Shiell

Mark has guest-conducted ensembles including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ...

Raymond Yong

Raymond Yong was born in Malaysia, emigrating to Australia at the age of two. ...

Richard McIntyre, OAM

Richard McIntyre, OAM, BMus (University of Sydney) has maintained a long and ...

Sean O'Boyle


Guest Artists

Adam Lopez

Adam Lopez’s exceptional vocal artistry has paved opportunities to perform ...

Alex Thomas

Vocal - Tenor
Alex Thomas has been performing in Townsville for more years than he would like ...

Arthur Athan

Arthur Athan is a pianist and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He currently ...

Benjamin Martin

Identified by Newsday NY as an 'Excellent craftsman', The New York Times as ...

Blair Harris


Bronwyn Douglass

Vocal - Soprano
Bronwyn is a Mezzo-soprano who comes from Milton on the coast of NSW. She ...

Cassandra Wright

Vocal - Soprano
Cassandra Wright is a versatile soprano with diverse performance experience...

David Hudson

Indigenous Entertainer, musician, artist and actor
David Hudson is a proud Ewamian/Western Yalanji man of North East Qld. He is ...

Domenico Taraborrelli

Domenico is one of Brisbane’s most experienced and versatile multicultural ...

James Dong

James Dong began learning the violin at the age of 6 and has studied with Sook ...

James Morrison


Jennifer Bradstreet

Jennifer Bradstreet completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Sydney ...

Ji Won Kim


Leah Li

Townsville based harpist Leah Xiang Li enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral ...

Rebecca Chan


Siobhan Patrick

Vocal - Soprano
Siobhan is a lyric soprano with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Opera) from the ...

Stefan Cassomenos

Melbourne pianist, conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos gives regular solo ...

Yoshika Masuda

Born in Kobe, Japan, Yoshika Masuda first started to play the cello at ...