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It's time for a Spring Soiree

Posted on 15 October 2017

QMO's Spring Soiree has always been a special and intimate event. This year, our showcase event will be held at the Great Hall of Brisbane Grammar School on Sunday 29th October starting at 2pm. 

Spring Soiree is our annual chamber music event where some of our most talented soloists showcase their technical prowess and amazing musicality. The quality of musicianship is guarateed and will not disappoint. This year, the QMO Spring Soiree will feature Dr Jee Yong  and Dr Julia Finch performing the Debussy Cello Sonata, a trio of our finest string players performing the Borodin String Trio, Dr Michael Lam and our concertmaster Dr Eleanor Robinson performing the Honegger Duo as well as Professor Emma Duncan performing some spectacular piano works. For a high-brow afternoon of sensational classical music, buy your tickets today. 

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Christmas Miracles Tickets On Sale!

Posted on 2 October 2017

Yes, it is that time of the year again!! It is never too early to start planning your Christmas. Our Christmas Miracle concert tickets is now open for sale. This is one of our favourite sell-out event of the year, so don't miss out and purchase your tickets early.

 

The concert will be start at 2pm on Sunday afternoon 17th December, and held at St Peter's Lutheran College Performing Arts Centre. Complimentary intermission afternoon tea will be provided.

The concert will feature the Queensland Medical Choir, and again be filled with your favourite carols, and festive Christmas music. To avoid disappointment, buy your tickets today. This is another Christmas event that you would not wnt to miss!

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QMO receives AMA President's Award

Posted on 21 July 2017

Last month (June), AMA President, Dr Chris Zappala, chose QMO as the recipient of the President's Award for 2017, in recognition of QMO's work towards charities, the opportunites it provided for the medical community, as well as celebrating the spirit of QMO. 

Since 2010, QMO with members in both the orchestra and choir, has raised over $75,000 for charities. All our members, from performers, administrators, staging support to front of house ushers, have always been unpaid volunteers, donating their time out of their busy clinical schedules to put on amazing concert events that raises funds for local charities. It is also through these concerts, that we help to raise awareness of important, pertinent issues within our community.

From left to right: Dr Nicola Campbell (Membership Officer), Dr Ryan Williams (Artistic Director/Conductor), Dr Lily Vrtik (Marketing/Sponsorship Manager), Dr Paul Jauncey (Executive Director), Emma Lumsden (Director of Ashintosh Foundation).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members of the past and present, for donating their time, effort and talent. We are deeply grateful also to our sponsors, silent donors and QMO Friends who have provided incredible financial support to facilitate QMO's work. Last, but not least, we sincerely thank all our fans, and audiences who have attended our concerts and supported our events, without whom we would not have had the opportunity to express our love for music, and at the same time, raise money for charity.

QMO is proud to receive the AMA President's Award on behalf of all our members, supporters and fans. 

Don't miss out on our upcoming concert Virtuosis Gala, 7pm Saturday 5th August, at St Peter's Lutheran College in Indooropilly. It promises to be an fantastic music event, with great classical masterworks and an impressive line-up of talented soloists. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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Supporting Beyond Blue

Posted on 9 July 2017

Queensland Medical Choir recently lost one of our Basses in May this year. Dr Andrew Bryant will be sorely missed by all of us. His family and colleagues have gathered to raise awareness of mental health issues in Health Professionals. His son, John Bryant, will be doing the Noosa Triathalon in his memory and to raise funds for Beyond Blue. To support his venture, click on the LINK HERE.

We will be dedicating 'Virtuosis Gala' to Dr Bryant and proceeds from this concert will be donated to Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue has done phenomenal work with their Doctors' Mental Health Program, which has not only provided support to health professionals in need, but also funded research, data collection as well as raising awareness in this area. Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir would like to use this opportunity to raise awareness and acknowledge the importance of mental health support for our colleagues and members. 

Support Beyond Blue, be amazed and entertained by the bevy of talents within our ochestra and choir - Join us for 'Virtuosis Gala' to raise money for a worthy cause. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY.

 

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Exciting Program for Virtuosis Gala

Posted on 25 June 2017

There are some exciting works in store for our audience at our Virtuosis Gala concert. The orchestra will be performing with a few of our most brilliant musicians within the orchestra, showcasing their amazing talents in addition to their regular role as dedicated doctors.

  • Cello Concerto in C Major No.1 Hob.VIIb1 by Joseph Haydn - soloists: Dr Julia Finch, Dr Nicola Campbell, Dr Michael Lam (right in the photo)
  • Concertino for Clarinet & Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 26 by Carl Weber - soloist Dr Geoffrey Wu (centre in the photo)
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 22 in G Minor by Camille Saint Saens - soloists: Dr Brendan Wisniowski, Prof Emma Duncan and Dr Jee-Yong Kim
  • Concertino for Flute and Orchestra Opus 107 by Cecil Chaminade - soloists Dr Zoe Wright

Choral works performed by Queensland Medical Choir will include:

  • Finlandia Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
  • Medley from Les Misérables - arr. Ed Lojeski 
  • The Bluebird from Eight PartSongs by Opus 119 by Charles Villiers Stanford 
  • Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, arr. Roger Emerson

It is a program promised to wow and entertain! Not to be missed. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY to avoid disappointment.

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