Founded in 1984, the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra has remained the Coast’s only full-sized community orchestra. We bring together highly-skilled, amateur local musicians in an ensemble capable of performing anything from popular songs and movie soundtracks through to the most demanding symphonic repertoire.
For the musician, we offer a stimulating and supportive musical and social environment. Your skills are sure to improve from the special challenge of performing to a large audience, and the discipline of playing in a group while following a conductor’s directions. For the music lover, we stage a variety of concerts and events that provide high quality music in convivial surroundings at a very modest cost.
Learn how to become a playing member of the orchestra. We have URGENT vacancies for the following instruments: violin, viola, double bass, bassoon, french horn and drum kit. If you are interested in conducting the orchestra, and have appropriate experience, then we’d also like to hear from you.
Insights into the career development and personality of some of our musicians.
Even if you don’t play an instrument, you can still show your support by becoming a member of the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra.
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our sponsors. Please read about them, and learn how you can become one.
Profiles of performers who have recently appeared with the GCPO.