81 Results for author: Barrier Reef Orchestra

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

Message from former Patron, The Hon. Penny Wensley AC

BRO Patron Mr Bill Twedell read a message from The Hon. Penny Wensley AC, former BRO Patron, to the audience at the 21st celebration concert. Penny's message is reproduced below. "It is with great pleasure that I send this message of congratulations to the Barrier Reef Orchestra, tonight celebrating 21 years of making ... More

Music and Community – Barrier Reef Orchestra at 20

Jean Dartnall has written this book to commemorate the first 20 years of the Barrier Reef Orchestra. The book gives an insight into the range of pieces played and behind the scenes operations that make concerts possible. To see an extract from the book, click the image of the cover below. The book is available for ... More

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. The list of committee members can be found here. The President’s Report presented at the AGM can be found here. More

BRO owns a French Horn!

One of the great features of the school music programs in Queensland is the way in which schools can often provide instruments for students to learn on and play in performances. Some are too awkward for families to manage and often they are too expensive for a family to buy, especially when their child is learning ... More

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