Meet some of the people who help make us great…

Patron

Bill Tweddell

Committee

President Judy Hunter
Vice-President Helen Land
Secretary Lorraine Gray-McConnell
Treasurer Neil Renison
Committee: Alan Cooke
Gai Copeman
Marg Naylor
Ron Piper
Noel Price
Andrew Ryder
Angela Summers
Wade Tattersall
Monika Ward
Orchestra Manager      Sally Frewen-Lord
Newsletter Editor Marg Naylor

Life Members

Alan Nixon

Life Member since May 2015
Sadly, Alan Dixon died in 2018. Alan was Secretary of North Queensland Ensemb...

Carol Dall'Osto

Life Member since July 2010
Carol has been a leading figure in music performances in Townsville for many ...

David Pearse

Life Member since June 2006
David was heavily involved with the Townsville music scene from the 1970s, ...

Donna McMahon

Conductor / Life Member
Donna has been a leader in the Townsville music community since she arrived in ...

Jacinta Payne

Life Member
Jacinta has been part of the Orchestra from the beginning when she played 1st ...

Jenny Carr

Life Member since July 2010
Jenny Carr came to Australia from Scotland in the early 70s and instantly ...

Stephen Frewen-Lord

Life Member since 2015
Stephen has been involved with the Barrier Reef Orchestra since its inception; ...

Guest Conductors

Richard McIntyre OAM

Conductor
Richard McIntyre, OAM, BMus (University of Sydney) has maintained a long and ...

Gwyn Roberts

Conductor
Gwyn Roberts has had a very active career as a cellist, conductor and music ...

John Hopkins OBE

Conductor
Professor John Hopkins OBE was involved with the Orchestra from its earliest ...

Theodore Kuchar

Conductor
Theodore Kuchar hardly needs an introduction to Townsville audiences as he is ...
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Mark Eager

Conductor
 Mark Eager is an exciting and passionate conductor with extensive knowledge ...

Raymond Yong

Conductor / Piano
Raymond Yong was born in Malaysia, emigrating to Australia at the age of two. ...

Gyula (Jules) Cseszkó

Conductor
Gyula Cseszkó (Jules) kindly agreed to conduct our August concert because of ...
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Andrew Ryder

Conductor

Donna McMahon

Conductor / Life Member
Donna has been a leader in the Townsville music community since she arrived in ...

David Lawrence

Conductor
David conducted the Barrier Reef Orchestra with the Spirit of the Voice Choirs ...

Mario Dobernig

Conductor
Mario Dobernig is Conductor in Chief and Artistic Director for the Art of Sound ...

Mark Shiell

Conductor
Mark has guest-conducted ensembles including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ...

Richard Davis

Conductor
Richard Davis is presently Chief Conductor and Head of Orchestral Studies at ...

Craig Johnson

Conductor
Lieutenant Colonel Craig Johnson, born and raised in Sydney, NSW, joined the ...

Sean O'Boyle

Conductor
Sean O’Boyle is a composer, arranger and conductor with a particular interest ...

Guest Artists

James Morrison

Trumpet

Siobhan Patrick

Soprano
Siobhan is a lyric soprano with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Opera) from the ...
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Justin Ankus

Organist
Justin Ankus began playing the electronic organ as a teenager and by the age of ...
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Tanya Christensen

Mezzo-Soprano
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Tanya Christensen attained a ...

Rebecca Chan

Violin

Sally Walker

Flute
Flautist Sally Walker was Grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo Internati...

Cassandra Wright

Soprano
Cassandra Wright is a versatile soprano with diverse performance experience. ...

Arthur Athan

Piano
Arthur Athan is a pianist and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He currently ...

Ji Won Kim

Violin

James Dong

Violin
James Dong began learning the violin at the age of 6 and has studied with Sook ...

Yoshika Masuda

Cello
Born in Kobe, Japan, Yoshika Masuda first started to play the cello at ...

Bronwyn Douglass

Mezzo-Soprano
Bronwyn is a Mezzo-soprano who comes from Milton on the coast of NSW. She ...

Benjamin Martin

Piano
Identified by Newsday NY as an 'Excellent craftsman', The New York Times as ...

David Hudson

Guitar & Vocal
David Hudson is a proud Ewamian/Western Yalanji man of North East Qld. He is ...

Blair Harris

Cello

Domenico Taraborrelli

Accordian
Domenico is one of Brisbane’s most experienced and versatile multicultural ...

Alex Thomas

Tenor
Alex Thomas has been performing in Townsville for more years than he would like ...

Adam Lopez

Vocal
Adam Lopez’s exceptional vocal artistry has paved opportunities to perform ...

Leah Li

Harp
Townsville based harpist Leah Xiang Li enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral ...

Jennifer Bradstreet

Flute
Jennifer Bradstreet completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Sydney ...

Stefan Cassomenos

Piano
Melbourne pianist, conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos gives regular solo ...
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