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

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

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

2018 Annual General Meeting

NORTH QUEENSLAND ENSEMBLES INC BARRIER REEF ORCHESTRA ABN: 73-365-249-138 NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING All members are advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM), of North Queensland Ensembles Inc will take place at Pimlico Performing Arts Centre Fulham Road Pimlico on Sunday 27th May 2018, commencing at ... More

President’s Report to 2017/2018 Annual General Meeting

It seems no time since our last AGM which was held exactly 12 months ago. We have had a very busy and successful twelve months. The orchestra continues to grow in strength. We constantly seek recognition as an important part of the Townsville Community and we need to keep building on the high profile role. We have ... More

President’s Report to 2016/2017 Annual General Meeting

I was honoured to have been elected as President of the Management Committee of the Barrier Reef Orchestra at our May AGM in 2016. I feel very humbled to be following the leadership of Simon McConnell and Andrew Ryder who have very ably lead the orchestra over recent years.  The orchestra has grown in skill and ... More

2017 Committee Nominations

Nominations have been received for the AGM on 21st May 2017. You can view the nominations here. As there are still vacancies, further nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting. More