Volunteering provides symphony of benefits


Reprinted from the Gold Coast Sun April 2 2013.

Mark Turpin, volunteers as the conductor of the Gold Coast Philharmonic ORchestra as a way to illustrator to the community the beauty of music. “The orchestra provides me with a very rewarding creative outlet and a constantly expanding social network of diverse and amazing people across wide age groups,” Mark said.

Mark has been a member of the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra for 27 years, so when the group was close to winding up with only 12 players, Mark volunteered to conduct and recruit members. Now with a total of 60 members, the orchestra is stronger than ever, performing concerts across the Gold Coast, for the whole community to enjoy.

The latest concert the GOld Coast Philharmonic Orchestra is preparing for is the ‘Heart of a Volunteer’, which will be performed in conjunction with Volunteering Gold Coast’s Voice in Harmony choir. The ‘Heart of the Volunteer’ concert will be an Anzac Day afternoon for the whole family.

If you are interested in finding out more information on the ‘Heart of a Volunteer’ concert or for information on the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, please contact Volunteering Gold Coast on 5526 0688 or visit volunteeringgc.org.au.