Since 2004, the Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir have provided an opportunity for medical professionals, students and friends a chance to share their musical talents with the greater community. Outside of rehearsals, our members range from Directors of major hospital departments to first year medical students; from senior Allied Health specialists to those who work outside of medicine (we affectionately refer to them as "Patients"). However inside rehearsals and on the stage, we all work side by side to get through that tricky semiquaver run or nail those high notes.
With repertoire ranging from the symphonic blockbusters to Broadway showtunes, we perform three concerts a year that aim to please all musical tastes to raise money for the Ashintosh Foundation and numerous other charities. We don't shy away from tackling major works that before QMO we could only fantasise about playing. Some such highlights include Carmina Burana, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Saint-Saens Organ Symphonie and the 1812 Overture.
Our diverse background also allows us the great fortune of playing with many prodigious talents that have moved on to Medicine after a life in the concert hall. Each year, in our Virtuosis concerts we get to experience the gifts of these individuals performing major Concerti, such as Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, the Bruch Violin Concerto, the Sibelius Violin Concerto and the Dvoák 'Cello Concerto to name but a few.
We welcome you to our site and hope you can join us at a concert in the near future. To those of you with instruments in dusty cupboards that are dying to be played, please feel free to express your interest here and we look forward to you joining our community. As to our fans, who would love to be kept up-to-date with our latest events, subscribe to our email newsletter here, or join our unique club: QMO Friends here. And finally, to help us develop as an orchestra and work towards our charities, please consider our annual sponsorship program or donations via our philanthropy program.