Meet some of the people who help make us great


Bill Tweddell


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
Alan has been Secretary of North Queensland Ensembles Inc. /Barrier Reef ...

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

Life Member since July 2010
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

Andrew Ryder


Gyula Cseszkó (Jules)

Gyula Cseszkó (Jules) has kindly agreed to conduct our August concert because ...

Craig Johnson

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

Sean O'Boyle


Mario Dobernig

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

Richard McIntyre, OAM

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

Raymond Yong

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

Mark Shiell

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

Guest Artists

Photo of Tanya Christensen

Tanya Christensen

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Tanya Christensen attained a ...
Photo of Justin Ankus

Justin Ankus

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

Cassandra Wright

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

James Dong

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

Benjamin Martin

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

Alex Thomas

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

Siobhan Patrick

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

Ji Won Kim


Blair Harris


Rebecca Chan


James Morrison


Stefan Cassomenos

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

Leah Li

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

David Hudson

Indigenous Entertainer, musician, artist and actor
David Hudson is a proud Ewamian/Western Yalanji man of North East Qld. He is ...

Domenico Taraborrelli

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

Adam Lopez

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

Arthur Athan

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

Yoshika Masuda

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

Bronwyn Douglass

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

Jennifer Bradstreet

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