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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

Review: Tchaikovsky on 14th July 2019

It is a testament to the quality and ever-increasing reputation of Townsville’s Barrier Reef Orchestra that it continues to attract such a range or international conductors to lead it, and word has it that that there is a queue of conductors registering their interest to perform here. This time the ensemble was under ... More

President’s Report to 2018/2019 Annual General Meeting

The past year has been an interesting and busy one for the Barrier Reef Orchestra. The renovations at the Civic Theatre kept us out of that venue for the first two concerts last year and now the floods this year have again kept us out for our first two concerts in 2019. We are hoping things will have returned to ... More

Review: New Worlds on 16th March 2019

Townsville gave its adopted prodigal son, Ukrainian conductor Theodore “Ted” Kuchar a warm and appropriate standing ovation at the conclusion of Saturday night’s performance with the city’s 60-piece Barrier Reef Orchestra. Now principal conductor of the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra, he conducts orchestras all ... More

Review: Stage and Screen on 27th October 2018

by Trevor Keeling With all the indications of a Royal Albert Hall Prom Night, the Barrier Reef Orchestra under the baton of Richard Davis was a triumphant evening of delight on Saturday evening for the concert entitled Stage and Screen. An orchestra is something that regional cities in Australia struggle to create ... More