89 Results for author: Barrier Reef Orchestra

Review: Celtic Celebration on 22nd October 2023

This review of the October Concert was published in the Townsville Bulletin on October 25th, 2023. Thank you to Trevor Keeling for this review. Celtic music stirs your soul Concert celebrates very deep roots There is very little that can stir the soul like Celtic music. Or could it be that so many people in this ... More

Review: AFCM Queens Gardens Concert

A review by Trevor Keeling of the 2023 AFCM Queens Gardens Concert has been published on the Stage Whispers website. You can see the review, titled "A Perfect Afternoon at the Proms", at this link. More

AFCM Queens Gardens Concert Promotion

Members of the Barrier Reef Orchestra played in Queens Gardens on Wednesday to help promote the upcoming Australian Festival of Chamber Music's Queens Gardens concert. The concert will be held on July 30th from 4pm and feature the Barrier Reef Orchestra and soloists from the AFCM. Coverage was included in Channel 7's ... More

Review: The Magic of Vienna on 10th June 2023

This review of the June Concert was published in the Townsville Bulletin on June 14th, 2023. Thank you to Trevor Keeling for this review. A Magical Night of Music IT IS often said that Vienna is a city of romantic delights, and nowhere could this have been more true than on Saturday night when the Barrier Reef ... More

2023 Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeeting of NQ Ensembles Inc. was held on 24th April 2023. The following management committee was elected: PresidentProf. Stephen BoyleVice-PresidentJudy HunterImmediate Past PresidentHelen LandSecretaryLinda BridgeTreasurerNeil RenisonCommittee:Nita Vasilescu Ioana Bowden Logistics ... More

Review: Music in March on 11th March 2023

This review of the March Concert was published in the Townsville Bulletin on March 13th, 2023. Thank you to Trevor Keeling for this review.  Sun shines in magic evening  If anything, last Saturday’s Barrier Reef Orchestra performance proved its value with the magnificent, featured presentation of 17-year-... More

2022 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of NQ Ensembles Inc. (Barrier Reef Orchestra) took place on Sunday 8th May 2022 commencing at 3:30pm. Notice Papers were distributed to all members by email or post on 12th April 2022. Additional copies can be downloaded from here. The following nominations for election to the BRO ... More

Review: Slavonic Splendour on 25th June 2022

by Billie Saint Rang Lifting restrictions at large gatherings seems to bring back some sense of order in our lives, so audiences are again showing their support for the return of theatre and music   The Barrier Reef Orchestra has always had a solid following so there were few vacant seats in the JCU Sir ... More

Review: A Feast of Classics on 12th March 2022

by Billie Saint Rang The Covid regulations saw a dormancy in live orchestral performances. With those regulations now relaxed, a Saturday night outing to the BRO March concert was a welcome jaunt – and a jaunt worth taking; to a concert that lived up to its title. Under the baton of Patrick Pickett, the orchestra and ... More

Barrier Reef Orchestra receives Council grant for concert series

The Barrier Reef Orchestra has been successful in its application for a grant from the Townsville City Council for funds to support the 2022 concert series. I am super excited that our grant application was approved at the ordinary meeting of The Townsville City Council today. This ensures that a significant portion of ... More