Meet some of the people who help make us great…

Patron

Bill Tweddell

Management Committee 2020/2021

President Helen Land
Vice-President  
Secretary Angela Summers
Treasurer Neil Renison
Committee: Janet Askern
  Gai Copeman
  Lorraine Gray-McConnell
  Judy Hunter
  Marg Naylor
  Noel Price
  Andrew Ryder
  Geoff Ward
  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 ...
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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 ...

Mark Shiell

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

Sean O'Boyle

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

Richard Davis

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

Conductor

John Hopkins OBE

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

Donna McMahon

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

Craig Johnson

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

Raymond Yong

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

Gwyn Roberts

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

Mario Dobernig

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

Gyula (Jules) Cseszkó

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

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 ...

David Lawrence

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

Guest Artists

Rebecca Chan

Violin
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Justin Ankus

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

Ji Won Kim

Violin

Leah Li

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

Sally Walker

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

Jennifer Bradstreet

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

Blair Harris

Cello
2010 winner of the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition, Melbourne-based ...

Adam Lopez

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

Arthur Athan

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

Benjamin Martin

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

Stefan Cassomenos

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

James Morrison

Trumpet

Alex Thomas

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

Domenico Taraborrelli

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

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

Cassandra Wright

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

Yoshika Masuda

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

David Hudson

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

James Dong

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

Bronwyn Douglass

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

Siobhan Patrick

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