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BRO Players Take Part in Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op 48

Members of the Barrier Reef Orchestra took part in a performance of Fauré's Requiem in D minor, Op 48 on 8th November 2020. The concert brought together a number of Townsville's musical individuals and groups: “Fauré Project” Community Choir TownsvilleCleveland SingersAmadeus Singers Children’s ChoirMembers of ... More

Percussion Workshops in February 2021 – Booked Out!

BRO are delighted to offer the Townsville musical community a unique opportunity to work with professional percussionist, Wyana O'Keeffe in a series of workshops designed to equip instrumentalists with the techniques and skills to confidently participate in an orchestral percussion section. With over 20 years of orchest... More

President’s Report to 2019/2020 Annual General Meeting

I remember saying in my report at our last AGM that we had had an interesting year with the closure of the Civic Theatre for renovations and then the terrible flooding. But this year has been just as unusual with the continued effects of the flooding and now the Pandemic. Who would have believed in December last year how ... More

Nominations for 2020 Committee

The following nominations have been received: For President:  Helen Land. Nominated by Monika Ward; Seconded by Judy Hunter For Vice-President:  For Secretary:  Angela Summers. Nominated by Judy Hunter; Seconded by Andrew Ryder For Treasurer:  Neil Renison. Nominated by Andrew Ryder; ... More


All members are advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM), of North Queensland Ensembles Inc will take place at the William Ross State High School Performing Arts Centre, Mervyn Crossman Drive, Annandale on Sunday 14th June 2020, commencing at 2:00pm. A copy of the agenda is provided here.  The following points ... More

2020 Season Launch

Welcome to 2020 as the Barrier Reef Orchestra celebrates 20 years! The 2020 Season Launch was held at the Pier Restaurant on Sunday 23rd February, with distinguished guests Mayor Jenny Hill, Chris Cocklin from James Cook University, and Executive Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Gavin Findlay. ... More

2005 Annual Highlights

A busy programme in 2005 saw the orchestra perform in five concerts with an interesting and varied range of works, including a saxophone concerto by Glazunov (soloist – Jason Xanthoudakis), chamber music featuring the Kirwan High String Quartet with BRO soloists, an anniversary concert for the North Queensland ... More

2004 Annual Highlights

In 2004, the Orchestra presented its first subscription series of three concerts, receiving sponsorship from Queensland Nickel – Yabulu. The high standard is due in no small measure to the guidance and inspiration of our founding Patron, Professor John Hopkins OBE and conductor Richard McIntyre OAM. More

Review: Let’s Dance on 26th October 2019

Review by Trevor Keeling IT WAS with some joy – and relief - that we returned to the post-flood refurbished Townsville Civic Theatre for the last Barrier Reef Orchestra concert of the year. While the past two concerts this year have been characterised with some “big” presentations such as Dvorak’s New ... More

Review: AFCM Queens Gardens Concert on 28th July 2019

Townsvillians and visitors have once again voted with their feet, legs, torso, arms and head and headed for the now annual Queens Gardens free concert organised by the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Townsville City Council and featuring the Barrier Reef Orchestra, soloists from the Festival and 1RAR Band. E... More