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Barrier Reef Orchestra receives Council grant for concert series


Pictured above: Barrier Reef Orchestra

Barrier Reef Orchestra will bring a series of performances to some of the city’s best loved venues thanks to a grant approved at today’s Townsville City Council meeting.

The $32,340 grant will help the Townsville-based orchestra deliver Inspire and Entertain with Orchestral Music across four concerts during the next 12 months.

The concerts are planned to be held at the Civic Theatre, James Cook University’s George Kneipp Auditorium and at Queens Gardens.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said she was pleased to see Council continue its support of the arts in Townsville.

“At Council we are focused on making Townsville a more vibrant place to live. Access to the arts is just one way we can make our city more exciting for people who already live here as well as more attractive to people considering making Townsville their new home,” Cr Greaney said.

“The Barrier Reef Orchestra has shown us time and time again that it is equal to any capital city’s orchestra. The talent of the performers is awe inspiring and gives ordinary Townsville locals the chance to experience first-rate live orchestral music.

“The grant provided by Council will help bring a series of four concerts with about 70 musicians to stages across our city.”

The four concerts are expected to attract up to 1890 audience members, with 70 musicians and 10 volunteering opportunities created.

For more information about grants and partnerships, head to Council’s website.


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