MORETON BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

"Sharing a love of music with the Moreton Bay community"

Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MBSO) is a friendly community orchestra located in Clontarf, Moreton Bay, Queensland (Australia) that plays a selection of classical and contemporary music.

MBSO is made up of three main ensembles:

  • MBSO (open to all players of all ages; Grade 5 standard and above)
  • The MBSO Youth Symphony (an auditioned orchestra for players up to the age of 25 years; Grade 4 standard and above)
  • The MBSO Junior Strings (an auditioned string ensemble for primary and early secondary string players, up to the age of 15 years; Grades 1 – 3)

MBSO is under the professional musical direction of Bronwyn Gibbs and has membership of all ages and from all walks of life including music educators, working professionals, advanced students, keen amateurs and retirees. MBSO is a non-profit community orchestra, which means that members voluntarily give their time and musical expertise to play music - both for their own enjoyment and for the local community. The orchestra funds itself through members' contributions and performances.

MBSO, the MBSO Youth Symphony and the MBSO Junior Strings perform regularly throughout the year, presenting five concerts and performing at two or three other community events.

MBSO continues to promote musical excellence by featuring local talent in performances. Concerts include the work of local composers and soloists as well as school and community ensembles in choral and orchestral works. Recent concerts have included soloists such as singers Julie McCoy, Ros Booth and Judit Molnar, cellist Renat Yusupov, violinists Spiros Rantos and Verity Van Rooyen and pianist Brachi Tillies and the JAFA Community Choir. Players from the orchestra regularly play for Queensland Musical Theatre and JAFA musical theatre productions.

Players from MBSO and the MBSO Youth Symphony have toured both Toowoomba and New Zealand in past years. Tours are planned for future years.

Do you love playing music with others? Become a member of the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra and enjoy the experience of performing live and contributing to the MBSO kaleidoscope of sound!

Upcoming Events

6-Dec-14

Christmas Concert    (Flyer)

Time:  02:00 PM

Venue:  Chapel, Grace Lutheran College, Anzac Avenue, Rothwell.   (Map)

18-Dec-14

Deagon Lights Concert   

Time:  6pm

Venue:  Sandgate Uniting Church, Board Street, Deagon.   (Map)

Newsletters

MBSO Newsbeat November (PDF)

MBSO Newsbeat August (PDF)

MBSO Newsbeat May (PDF)

MBSO Newsbeat February (PDF)

Other Publications

2015 Concert Series (PDF)

Become a Friend of MBSO in 2015 (PDF)

2015 Junior Strings Flyer (PDF)

2015 Youth Symphony Flyer (PDF)

Application Form (for JS and YS) (PDF)

Auditions

Go to Audition Excerpts page.

MBSO YouTube Channel

Announcements

Join the MBSO Junior Strings and MBSO Youth Symphony ensembles in 2015.

The information flyers to join the MBSO Junior Strings and MBSO Youth Symphony ensembles in 2015 are now online (See the side menu). Audition excerpts are now available!

Website Update Complete!

Our website's update is now complete and you can now navigate through it and read about our ensembles and see the new images. Many thanks to Shingo Yasui (website designer), Greg Dries ([Moods]Photography), Eve Brown (MBSO President) and Alexander Rodrigues (MBSO Secretary) for their tireless work! This website upgrade including the photoshoot would not have been possible without financial assistance from the Moreton Bay Regional Arts Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.