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Presenting Our Conductor for 2018 – Lachlan Snow

After a lengthy selection process, we are delighted to announce that our Conductor for 2018 will be Lachlan Snow. By day, Lachlan is Queensland State Manager for Musica Viva Australia, overseeing and supporting the delivery of its education and concerts programs in Queensland. By night, Lachlan conducts six community ensembles: the Amadeus Orchestra, Queensland University of Technology Music Society […]

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Varsity Winterfest wrap

Playing outdoors is always risky, but we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening than we got on Saturday 30th July for “Symphony By The Lake” at Varsity Winterfest. Between the fabulous weather (OK, it was a little nippy … but this is Winter!), the peerless location on Lake Orr, excellent sound and a […]

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Biggest Evening Supper Open Rehearsal

Thanks to everyone who came along to our “Biggest Evening Supper” fundraiser for the Cancer Council on Thursday 26th May. A big crowd of around 60 enjoyed listening to the Orchestra preparing material for the upcoming Varsity Winterfest performance, and was treated to a scrumptious spread of home-made treats afterwards. Most importantly, $297 was raised […]

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2014 Concert Season Wrap

The concert season kicked off in March with “Romance” – a carefully choreographed programme tracing the frequent trials and occasional tribulations (have I got that right?!) of two young lovers. Featuring some gloriously lush music, including Bizet’s Habanera and Fauré’s Pavane, in the marvellous facilities and fine acoustic of the Queensland Academies Theatre, crowds were […]

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Concert Wrap – “Arabian Nights”

  It was wonderful to share a special afternoon with so many of you, as an audience of over 200 enjoyed the exotic oriental sounds and colours of Arabian Nights. While the huge crowd stretched our facilities a little, it is always a pleasure to welcome music lovers to our “home” … which had undergone […]

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Concert Wrap – Surf, Seafood and Symphony 12/04/14

What an incredible evening! A stunning location, perfect weather and huge crowd combined to make this one of the most memorable concerts in the Orchestra’s recent history. Supplemented by a 4-piece rock band and some wonderful singers, the programme of well-loved classical works, show tunes and popular songs thrilled an audience that packed the beach, […]

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Concert Wrap – “Romance”

  A good time was had by all at the two “Romance” concerts over the weekend of 22/23 March, held at the Queensland Academies Theatre in Southport. So many of you kindly took the trouble to tell us how much you’d enjoyed the programme, the facilities, the catering and – of course – the orchestra’s […]

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Next Concert: ROMANCE

Saturday 22 March at 7.30pm and Sunday 23 March at 2.30pm The Queensland Academies Theatre Queensland Academy for Health Sciences, Edmund Rice Drive, Southport 4215   Concert Program Symphony No.6 Pastorale 1st Mvt  –  Beethoven; Habenera  from Carmen  –  Bizet; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  Serenade for Strings  –  Mozart; Pavane  –  Faure; Theme from Cinema Paradiso […]

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2013 Concert Season Wrap

The two “Portraits” concerts over the weekend of 16th – 17th November brought the GCPO’s 2013 season to a thrilling conclusion. An innovative melting pot of artwork, still photography, video projection and – of course! – music, the event served to celebrate the richness of our local art scene. In addition to those artists who […]

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Seraphim Trio – Concert Wrap

What a wonderful afternoon! I’m sure that everybody who attended the Masterclasses was amazed at the high quality of the young musicians’ playing, and the many hours of dedicated practice it must have taken to hone their performance of some very challenging repertoire. Certainly, our tutors from the Seraphim Trio were genuinely excited to find […]