For 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 they partnered with Principal players from the Queensland Symphony and in 2019 AFCM’s founding Artistic Director, Theodore Kuchar, returned to conduct a special program.
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.