"Sharing a love of music with the Moreton Bay community"

Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MBSO) is a friendly community orchestra located in Clontarf, Moreton Bay, Queensland (Australia) that plays a selection of classical and contemporary music.

MBSO is made up of three main ensembles:

  • MBSO (open to all players of all ages; Grade 5 standard and above)
  • The MBSO Youth Symphony (an auditioned orchestra for players up to the age of 25 years; Grade 4 standard and above)
  • The MBSO Junior Strings (an auditioned string ensemble for primary and early secondary string players, up to the age of 15 years; Grades 1 – 3)

MBSO is under the professional musical direction of Bronwyn Gibbs and has membership of all ages and from all walks of life including music educators, working professionals, advanced students, keen amateurs and retirees. MBSO is a non-profit community orchestra, which means that members voluntarily give their time and musical expertise to play music - both for their own enjoyment and for the local community. The orchestra funds itself through members' contributions and performances.

MBSO, the MBSO Youth Symphony and the MBSO Junior Strings perform regularly throughout the year, presenting five concerts and performing at two or three other community events.

MBSO continues to promote musical excellence by featuring local talent in performances. Concerts include the work of local composers and soloists as well as school and community ensembles in choral and orchestral works. Recent concerts have included soloists such as singers Julie McCoy, Ros Booth and Judit Molnar, cellist Renat Yusupov, violinists Spiros Rantos and Verity Van Rooyen and pianist Brachi Tillies and the JAFA Community Choir. Players from the orchestra regularly play for Queensland Musical Theatre and JAFA musical theatre productions.

Players from MBSO and the MBSO Youth Symphony have toured both Toowoomba and New Zealand in past years. Tours are planned for future years.

Do you love playing music with others? Become a member of the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra and enjoy the experience of performing live and contributing to the MBSO kaleidoscope of sound!


Join the MBSO Youth Symphony and MBSO Junior Strings ensembles in 2019

Know someone who is learning an instrument or in school and playing an instrument? Love playing in an environment with like-minded people? Have a passion for music? Join the MBSO Youth Symphony and MBSO Junior Strings ensembles in 2019! Click on the "Information Flyer for Youth and Junior Ensembles" under "Other Publications" on the right-hand-side column.