We are so very proud of Queensland Medical Orchestra and all our supporters.
Today, Dr Ryan Williams (our Artistic Director), Dr Penny Mainstone (bass clarinettist and palliative care physician), Dr Roger Allison (bass clarinettist and radiation oncologist), Emma Lumsden (4th year medical student, pianist and managing director of Ashintosh Foundation), visited Karuna Hospice Services and presented them with a cheque for $14000. This was money raised from our 'Care to Dance?' concert, in memory of Dr John Roberts whom we lost to pancreatic cancer last year. We are sincerely thankful to our sponsors, musicians, guest performers, Queensland Ballet Academy and everyone in our audience for their support - without whom we would not have been able to raise such a phenomenal amount for Karuna. The funds will ensure that Karuna can continue to provide such an important service to our community.
This was an outcome beyond our expectations, so a very sincere big Thank You to all our supporters.
Congratulations to our Raffle winners:
We thank you sincerely to all who bought tickets in support of QMO's fundraising raffle for our charities.
It is only 7 sleeps away to our biggest production ever! Our first concert for 2017 will be on Sunday 9th April, at the Brisbane City Hall, starting 2pm. 'Care to Dance' will showcase amazing dancers from Queensland Ballet Academy, Red Hot Rhythm, Flamenco Studio and more! Rehearsals are well underway and the orchestra is a buzz of excitement with this rare opportunity of working with live dancers. We have sold over 1000 tickets, so purchase yours today! Seating is general admission, so arrive early to get a good seat. Parking is available under the Hall in King George Square Car Park at a flat rate of $5 on Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door on the day if you would like to bring a friend or two.
Here's a little sneak peak from our rehearsals - featuring Dr Kris Kerr in his tap shoes to a little bit of Sinatra.
Our upcoming 'Care to Dance?' concert on Sunday 9th April at the Brisbane City Hall will be performed in support of Palliative Care. Proceeds from our concert will be going to Karuna, a charity that provides palliative care for terminally ill patients and essential support to their families so that they can spend as much time together at home as possible. Karuna provides crucial services and phenomenal support for these patients and their families during a very difficult period of their lives. QMO recently lost one of our members to cancer in 2016 and we are very proud to support such an important charity, who have not only looked after one of our own, but thousands of cancer sufferers around Queensland. 'Care to Dance?' is a befitting event to raise awareness of this essential aspect of cancer treatment.
To find out more about Karuna, visit their WEBSITE HERE.
Buy your tickets today in support of Karuna and their holistic palliative care services. BUY TICKETS.
We are very excited to announce that celebrity tap dancers Bill Simpson and Kris Kerr, as well as Flamenco Studio's Simone Pope, will all be joining us for our spectacular concert: 'Care to Dance?' at the Brisbane City Hall on Sunday 9th April. QMO is so very excited to have the opportunity to perform with such high calibre dancers, and to collaborate with so many talents, including those from Queensland Ballet. We are also looking forward to working with QB's music director Nigel Gaynor again, as he takes on the baton to lead us in selected numbers. Another treat in store for our audience is Dr Ryan Williams will put on his Irish dancing shoes and again demonstrate that he also has Irish dancing as one of his multiple talents! Get your tickets NOW to avoid disappointment. BOOK HERE.