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Our Virtuosis 2024 has SOLD OUT!

Posted by QMO on 23 June 2024
Our Virtuosis 2024 has SOLD OUT!

We are so excited that our upcoming Virtuosis 2024 on Sunday 14th July has sold out. We will be performing as a full orchestra and choir in the state-of-art Talbot Theatre for the first time. 

This concert's repertoire include:

  • Odelette by Saint-Saë ns, performed by soloist Alexandra Barr
  • 1st movement, Bruch Violin Concerto, performed by soloist Dr Tracey Cook
  • 2nd movement, Moszkowski Piano Concerto no. 2., performed by soloist Andrew Ruhs
  • 'Ride of the Valkyries' from 'The Ring Cycle' by Wagner

and more. 

PLUS, we will be joined by the QMC to perform the following:

  • Song of the Spirit from ‘ Symphonic Adiemus’ by Karl Jenkins
  • O Fortuna from ‘Carmina Burana’ by Carl Orff
  • and an arrangement of songs by Adele from her album ’21’, including ‘ Someone Like You’ and ‘Rolling In The Deep’!

Proceeds from this concert will be going to Parkinson’s Queensland, who provide information, support and education for people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their carers, families and the broader community. 

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What's on the Program for Spring Soiree?

Posted by QMO on 14 September 2023
What's on the Program for Spring Soiree?

Our Spring Soiree Concert is coming up next Sunday (24th September). This concert will feature some of the most talented members of the Queensland Medical Orchestra, who will be putting on a great afternoon of chamber music. There will be a variety of ensembles, ranging from the classical piano trio, a string quartet to a brass ensemble, flute choir and horn group. The variation is not only in the combination (and number) of instruments, but also in the repertoire performed, covering all musical styles. 

Here's just a taste of what's in store at this exciting event: 

  • Piano Duo - Nikolai Kasputin,  Sinfonietta Op. 49 - I. Overture
  • French Horn Ensemble - Paul Basler, Harambee
  • Flute Choir - W.A. Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, arr. Jeremy Corcoran 
  • Piano Trio - Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor - I. Molto allegro ed agitato
  • Brass Ensemble - Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries, arr Ziek
  • Cello Ensemble - Gabriel Faure, Pavane Op. 50, arr Watkins / Jacob

Plus there will be much more, including a piano sextet, string quartet, a lower brass ensemble.

Date: Sunday 24th September 2023

Time: 2pm

Venue: Talbot Theatre, Thomas Dixon Centre, 406 Montague Road, West End.

Tickets: $33 General Admission | $28 Concession | $23 Children

We are excited to be performing in the state-of-art Talbot Theatre for the first time, be prepared to be blown away by the amazing facilities at Thomas Dixon Centre. Click on the link here. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day. (Please note that livestream via Youtube will not be available for this concert). 

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Save the Dates 2023

Posted by QMO on 16 February 2023

Don't forget to save the dates for 2023 QMO season: 

Sunday 2nd April - The Notes of Nature 

QMO and QMC will present music and lyrics exploring nature written by composers throughout the centuries. This will feature well-known pieces such as Lakme's Flower Duet, Holst's planets and much more. This concert has a very exciting program and is not to be missed.  Tickets on sale 1st March.

Sunday 18th June - Virtuosis 2023

QMO will again feature our most talented instrumentalists in this concert. We will be showcasing our players in a variety of concerti and challenging classical masterpieces. Tickets on sale 1st May.

Sunday 17th December - QMO Christmas Festival 

Don't miss QMO's best seller. This year will be no different with a mix of the old and new. Our choir will again be leading the Christmas carols, so join us for the festivities. Tickets on sale 1st November.

All tickets can be purchased via our Upcoming Events Page when they become available.

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Christmas Wish Program & Performer List

Posted by QMO on 13 December 2020

Attached here is the Christmas Wish Concert program and performer's list. 

We hope you will enjoy today's concert.

QMO 'Christmas Wishes' - Program

1. A Christmas Festival (arr. Leroy Anderson)
2. Sleigh Ride (by Leroy Anderson)
3. The Bells of Christmas (arr. Bob Krogstad)
4. O Come All Ye Faithful (arr. David Willcocks)
5. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. David Willcocks)
6. The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)
7. A Most Wonderful Christmas (arr. Bob Sheldon)
8. A Festival Of Carols (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)
9. White Christmas (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
10. Aussie Jingle Bells (arr. Barrie Gott)
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas (arr. Jerry Brubaker)
12. Carol Of The Bells (arr. Richard Hayman)

Christmas Wish Performers


Concertmaster - Xavier Zhu
Abbey Jones
Abraham Williams
Alisha D'Souza
Anna Jenkins
Catherine Kei
Di Khursandi
Dorota Szweryn
Eiji Nakagaki
Elisna van Niekerk
Hannah Yan
Heleena Batts
Jan Jenkins
Karen White
Louise Conwell
Lyndall Gardiner
Maria Saito
Mariko Howlett
Midori Nakagaki
Noela Kwan
Sara Wainwright
Sarah Ong
Stefan Campbell
Tess Adams
Thomas Hassall
Winnie Chan
Ye Li
Yi Shan
Danny Kwok


Chang Su
Emily Kirke
Kristyll Hansen
Zachariah Schuurs
Andrew Ellis
Andrew Ruhs
Anna Brookfield
Candy Fung
Emily Callaway
Julie Crozier
Kate Byrne
Sophie Weisselberg

Double Bass

Emily Lim
Kolya Soymonoff
Marie-Luise Wille
Ruth Petrovic


Doug McEwan
Janette Edson
Matilda McEwan
Michelle Borg
Renee Nightingale
Zhenya Welyczko


Jenny Wimberger
Zoe Arthy


Anna Kuchel

Cor Anglais

Talitha Best


Chan Hsing
Chi Jin
Colleen Rowe
Denise Hobson
Eve Hsing
Monique Kowitz
Monique Matthews
Roger Allison
Spencer Callaway

Bass Clarinet

Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers


Sarah Wagner


Claudia McNaughton
Joseph Flack
Luke McCallum
Marissa Clarke
Steve Clulow


Jill Waters
Natalie Evans
Paul Meneely


Hayley Baldwin
Marilyn Wootton
French Horn
David Cruden
David Innes
Nicole Blackett
Nicole Simpson
Wayne Boxall
Heidi Lambert


Adam Cowan
Jane Mackerras
Louise McEwan
Shane Jayatillake


Wendell Rosevear

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COVID Update for May

Posted on 10 May 2020

A Message from our Artistic Director, Dr Ryan Williams:


Dear QMO Fans,

I hope this email finds you well. Life has been challenging for all of us living under the 'Home Confinement' restrictions over the past few weeks, and I can only imagine how difficult it has been for those of you with loved ones in countries overseas heavily affected by COVID.

As doctors, we are encouraged by the 'flattening of the curve' and the low number of new cases - especially here in Queensland. As citizens, we are encouraged by the Prime Minister's recent announcement of a '3-Step Plan for a COVID-Safe Australia'. However, Step 3 of this Plan only allows for 'non-work gatherings' or 100 people. For our Mid-Year 10th Anniversary Gala Concert, we need an audience of nearly 1000 to fill Brisbane City Hall - from an entertainment and financial point of view. In view of these limitations - plus the fact that there is no guarantee that we would even progress to Step 3 by the concert date of June 21, the QMO Executive has made the heartbreaking but necessary and correct decision to postpone the Mid-Year 10th Anniversary Gala Concert.

A Gala concert like the one we WANT to have deserves to have a full audience of people who are confident of their health and safety and focussed on the entertainment. Ultimately we don't feel we can deliver that this year :(

At this stage, there are positive signs that we may be able to hold the concert in City Hall next year, and we are still crossing all fingers and toes that we will at least be able to take the stage for our Christmas Concert  (what a celebration THAT will be!) and we do have the chamber music concert in mid October which has a maximum capacity of 200 people.

This will be sad news for many of you. As the Conductor of the QMO/QMC, I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to celebrating all the great music and charitable work we have done over the past 10 years. However, the safety of our audience is always our first priority. After all, we are the Queensland MEDICAL Orchestra/Choir. As soon as we know anything about any potential performances later this year, we will be in touch.

Please 'like' and 'follow' us on Instagram and Facebook to be kept up to date with all the latest news. You can also relive our concerts on our Youtube Channel, where all 2018 and 2019 concerts have been uploaded for your enjoyment.. 

From all of the QMO Executive, we wish you health and happiness through this difficult time and hope that you are still keeping music a part of your lives. Doctor's orders!

With warm regards on behalf of the QMO Executive,
Dr Ryan Williams

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