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

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

NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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