about the orchestra

The 60 member Orchestra features both 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 & entertaining the Gold Coast Community

The Orchestra meets weekly to rehearse, to perfect concert programs, and to enjoy each others’ company!

Players range in age from 17 to over 80!

Players have performed professionally in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and international orchestras such as the BBC Orchestra, London and the Scottish National Orchestra. Many orchestra members are doctors, dentists, music teachers, accountants, engineers and retired professionals all living on the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Society Inc. established in 1984 is a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation run for and by the community. The vision for the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is to celebrate the Gold Coast’s cultural diversity through the performance and enjoyment of music, and to present affordable concerts for the local community.

“A Great Orchestra for a Dynamic Area”


A WALK Through the orchestra

[FREE ENTRY] Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to A walk through The Orchestra - Cancer Council Fundraiser Event as a part of Australia's Biggest Supper! The entry is Free however, we are collecting donations which will all go towards the Cancer Council. Invite your Family & Friends to a night filled with musical magic from Mendelssohn, Bizet, Jacob, De Rose & Kander.

8pm thursday 26 may 2022
Gold Coast youth orchestra centre
7 community drive - ashmore

Performance venue


7 Community Drive, Ashmore


All players and members of the Philharmonic Society participate for the love of music, not only as an opportunity to play and perform high quality orchestral music, but also as a social network of orchestral music lovers.

Musicians interested in playing with the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra are invited to send an “Expression of Interest”. Positions in the orchestra are by invitation, determined by the Conductor, Concertmaster and the Section Leader. Positions are subject to vacancies in the sections. All applications require a a current minimum playing standard of at least AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent.


The Conductor publishes a rehearsal schedule with the concert program and performance dates prior to each concert season.

Players being offered a place should:

• Be able to commit to a majority of the rehearsals

(We understand players are volunteers and have external commitments but the success of the orchestra relies on regular rehearsal attendance)

• Pay membership fees to assist with payment of insurances, music and rehearsal venue

• Commit to the practise of their part and to playing the part to the best of their ability, and to the satisfaction of the section leader

• Commit to attend performances

• Encourage audiences to attend the orchestra’s concerts. Audience attendance helps ensure lower membership.


Violin  |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Double Bass  |  French Horn  |  Percussion  



$60.00 per annum – Subject to change.

Pro-rata rates are applicable if performing for only one concert season.



Details for submitting & payment of subscriptions are included in the form.


The Gold Coast Philharmonic Society Inc.

Po Box 672, Southport,
QLD 4215

0415 247 820


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