The 60 member Orchestra features Conductor Camillio Manicks, Concert Master Margaret McAteer and our own Gold Coast professional and highly skilled amateur musicians. All orchestra players, the management committee and Conductor provide their talents and skills with a commitment to:
- Playing and performing high quality live orchestral music in our own city.
- Developing a social network of musicians and music lovers.
- Contributing to our community.
- Educating and entertaining the Gold Coast community.
The orchestra meet weekly to rehearse and perfect concert programs and enjoy each others’ company. Players range in age from 17 to over 80! Players have performed professionally in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and around the world in orchestras such as the BBC Orchestra, London and the Scottish National Orchestra. Others are doctors, dentists, music teachers, accountants, engineers and retired professionals all working and living here on the Gold Coast.
“A Great Orchestra for a Dynamic Area”
The Gold Coast Philharmonic Society Inc. is a not for profit, incorporated organisation run for and by the community and has been established and performing since 1984. The vision for the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is to project the Gold Coast’s diverse cultural diversity through the performance and enjoyment of Music and to present Concerts at affordable ticket prices for the Gold Coast and South East Queensland Community.