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Megan Billing

Born in Korumburra, Victoria, Megan studied music from an early age, first with the flute, later taking up the oboe at age 14. In 1998, with the help of the Australian National Academy of Music, she began lessons with oboist Eve Newsome. Megan completed a bachelor of music at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, ... More

Matthew Rigby

Matthew Rigby, born in Townsville in 1985, developed a love of music at an early age. He discovered an affinity for the violin at the age of nine through the school instrumental program and within a year commenced private study with Dr Nicole Hammill. In 1998 Matthew moved to Brisbane to take up his studies with ... More

Cherin Lee

Cherin Lee began playing the violin at four years old. Cherin is one of the youngest violinists to achieve her Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Music; at the age of ten, she was awarded her AMusA (Associate in Music) with Distinction in violin, and her LMusA (Licentiate in Music) with Distinction in violin at eleven ... More

Patrick Pickett

Patrick Pickett is owner, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Queensland Pops Orchestra. This iconic orchestra has been renowned for quality entertainment since it was formed by Colin Harper in the mid 80′s. Patrick is delighted to lead the Pops on the next phase of its artistic evolution. More

Annette Elliss

Annette Elliss had the role of Treasurer from 2004 until 2015. In that time she set up computerised financial records so that it is easy to dissect income and expenses for each concert and give a smooth changeover to her successors. As the Orchestra has grown and been able to employ an Orchestra Manager she has set up ... More

Suzanne Darrigan

Barrier Reef Orchestra stalwart Suzanne Darrigan was excited to be in the first BRO event playing horn in 2001 and has played horn and trumpet in BRO ever since. In fact she has missed only one concert (in March 2014) which was remarked on in the newsletter. Sue has helped to find musicians for the rest of the brass ... More

Simon McConnell

Simon McConnell agreed to be President in 2006 when the Orchestra was in danger of folding as it had been without a Chair for 5½ months after an AGM. He concentrated at first on building up the finances as he saw how lack of money limited the Orchestra. The first major sponsor to come onboard was Queensland Nickel whose ... More

Angela Summers


Wyana O’Keeffe

Wyana is a vibrant and versatile Percussionist, Educator and Conductor with a passion for sharing her love of music and music making. Wyana began her musical journey, learning piano as a young child. She started playing percussion in high school and went on to study the instrument at the University of Western Australia ... More

Emma Pask

Award winning vocalist Emma Pask has firmly established herself as one of Australia’s favourite voices in Jazz. Her talent was first spotted by multi instrumentalist James Morrison during one of his regular visits to high schools when she was just 16 years old. Emma first sang with James’ band that night and their ... More