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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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Concert Cancelled for 29th March

Posted on 13 March 2020

As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has been progressing over the last few weeks.  Today, the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Brendan Murphy, has issued a recommendation for all non-essential gatherings of large groups of people be postponed during the outbreak.

Whilst we believe music plays an important role in helping us get through tough times, as medical professionals, we believe it is vitally important to heed the advice of our health sector leaders in strategies that could attenuate the impact of COVID-19.

As a result, we feel we must cancel our upcoming concert "Stage and Screen Spectacular" on March 29th. All rehearsals are cancelled, including this coming weekend 15th March.  Considering a large amount of our friends and family who are health care workers, we want to make sure they are healthy to deal with the increased workload from screening fever clinics, COVID-19 related presentations and general societal health care needs.
We are hopeful that we may be able to reschedule this concert to later in the year and will keep you all up to date with regards to these plans as we are able to make them.

For those people who have purchased tickets, you will receive a specific email from our Manager via the trybooking site with regards to refunds next week. He is currently in negotiation with Trybooking to facilitate these refunds.

For our QMO Friends and Sponsors who have purchased extra tickets, you will receive an email from our Events Manager with regards to your preference for a 'raincheck' or a refund.

We are all as disappointed as you are with the need to cancel this concert, but we are committed to the health of our communities and will always act in the best interest of our members, audience, and the public.

Please take care of yourselves, your families, friends and colleagues. Stay safe and we hope to see everyone very soon.


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Tickets on Sale for Stage & Spectacular

Posted on 1 February 2020

Don't miss our first concert of the year, it will be a Blockbuster - literally! Join us for an afternoon of music from Blockbuster Movies and Broadway Shows. The program includes themes from Star Wars, Mission Impossible, Lord of the Rings, to stage musical excerpts from Wicked, Chicago, and Westside Story, just to name a few. Proceeds from this concert will go to both Ashintosh Foundation and CHIRF. CHIRF is a Health Promotion Charity to support medical and allied services for the Mallacoota community which kept running even when it was isolated during the bushfires. Proceeds from this concert will replenish their clinics, and increase the much-needed services in the coming months of rebuilding.

Buy your tickets today, as we are expecting this one to be very popular!


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