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 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!
MBSO's Christmas Concert (Flyer)
Time: 02:00 PM
Venue: Chapel, Grace Lutheran College, Anzac Avenue, Rothwell. (Map)
Deagon Lights Christmas Concert
Time: 07:00 PM
Venue: Sandgate Uniting Church, Board Street, Deagon. (Map)
2016 Concert Series (PDF)
Go to Audition Excerpts page.
Did you forget to apply for the MBSO Youth Symphony or the MBSO Junior Strings ensembles? You still can! The catch-up audition date is January 14. Read about our Youth Symphony and Junior Strings ensembles by clicking on the flyer on the left under "Other Publications". Fill out an application form today!
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