Barrier Reef Orchestra

For over 20 years, Townsville’s community orchestra has drawn from the diversity of experience in North Queensland to gather gifted and talented musicians together to play orchestral music for the community. Conductors and players from all over Australia and overseas are keen to work with the orchestra and assist its development. In 2018 the Barrier Reef Orchestra partnered with Principal players from the Queensland Symphony and in 2019 AFCM’s founding Artistic Director, Theodore Kuchar, returned to conduct a special programme.

The Barrrier Reef Orchestra is pleased to have the support of Bill Twedell, Chancellor of James Cook University, who has been the Patron of the orchestra since 2017. Mr Tweddell enjoyed a distinguished career in Australia’s diplomatic service spanning four decades before returning to Townsville. More details can be read here.

2021 Concert Programme Being Finalised

After a very successful and well received first concert for 2021, the orchestra is busy planning concerts for the rest of the year. Full details will be published here as soon as they are available.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the concert planned for 10th July has had to be CANCELLED. The Queen’s Gardens concert on 25th July is still going ahead at this stage.

2021 Annual General Meeting

The AGM for NQ Ensembles Inc. was held on Sunday 6th June 2021.

The Notice of Meeting and Agenda can be found here.

Nominations for committee positions are listed here. All nominations were accepted.

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Barrier Reef Orchestra
PO Box 576
Townsville QLD 4810

p: +61 7 4722 2789

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