An Evening of Chamber Music on 23rd July

North Queensland Ensembles Inc. is pleased to present an evening of chamber music with Theodore Kuchar, international conductor, violist, and Artistic Director of the Barrier Reef Orchestra. The concert will also feature internationally distinguished violinists Ladislau Horvath and Oksana Hretchyn. The concert will be ... More

2024 President’s Report to the AGM

Barrier Reef Orchestra's President, Prof. Stephen Boyle, presented the following report to the 2024 Annual General Meeting. Last 12 months has been an exciting time for the organisation. Great concerts staged, wereawarded important grants and expanded our repertoire, instrument collection and ouradministration. In ... More

2024 Annual General Meeting

All members are advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of North Queensland Ensembles Inc. will take place on Sunday 21st April 2024, commencing at 2pm. Venue: JCU City Campus, located in City Arcade, 373 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810. Lift access will be provided at time of meeting. The full Notice of ... 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

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

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

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