10 Results for group: life-members

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

David Pearse

David was heavily involved with the Townsville music scene from the 1970s, including the formation of the BRO in 1999. He was made a Life Member by the Committee in June 2006, when he and his wife Elizabeth left Townsville to live in Canberra. More

Jenny Carr

Jenny Carr came to Australia from Scotland in the early 70s and instantly became an integral part of the Townsville music scene as a pianist and instrumental music teacher. In 1998 when the decision was made to establish a community orchestra, Jenny worked as librarian, performer and for many years as Manager . In conjun... More

Donna McMahon

Donna has been a leader in the Townsville music community since she arrived in 1973 fresh from the Conservatorium to teach strings for Education Queensland. Until 2009 she has also been involved with the Townsville Youth Orchestra, the Australian String Teachers’ Association, the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competi... More

Stephen Frewen-Lord

Stephen has been involved with the Barrier Reef Orchestra since its inception; having played as concert master in the orchestra’s inaugural concert in 2000. Since then, he has missed only a couple of Barrier Reef Orchestra concerts, and has been concert master for most concerts. When not rehearsing with the BRO, ... More

Alan Nixon

Sadly, Alan Dixon died in 2018. Alan was Secretary of North Queensland Ensembles Inc. / Barrier Reef Orchestra for eight years, retiring in 2016, having in fact been Secretary for half the life of the Orchestra at that time. Alan had a strong commitment to community service and supported Rotary, Jaycees and was involved ... More

Jacinta Payne

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

Carol Dall’Osto

Carol has been a leading figure in music performances in Townsville for many years despite living in Ingham until the early 2000s when she moved to Townsville. Carol is a piano teacher, accompanist, and musical director of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition which she has led since 1991.She was involved with the ... More