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 also has a youth symphony orchestra (MBSO Youth Symphony) for players under the age of 25 years and a junior strings ensemble (MBSO Junior Strings) for players under the age of 15 years.

MBSO, the MBSO Youth Symphony and the MBSO Junior Strings perform regularly throughout the year, presenting four concerts and performing at two or three other community events. Find out how you can book the MBSO or the MBSO Youth Symphony for functions.

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

20-Sep-14

Soirée    (Flyer)

Time:  07:00 PM

Venue:  Kokoda Room, Redcliffe RSL, Irene Street, Redcliffe   (Map)

1-Nov-14

The Wonderful World of Animation    (Flyer)

Time:  02:00 PM

Venue:  Clontarf Beach State High School hall, Isobel Street (opposite end of Weaber Street), Clontarf.   (Map)

6-Dec-14

Christmas Concert    (Flyer)

Time:  02:00 PM

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

Newsletters

MBSO Newsbeat August (PDF)

MBSO Newsbeat May (PDF)

MBSO Newsbeat February (PDF)

Other Publications

2014 Concert Series (PDF)

2014 Youth Symphony Flyer (PDF)

2014 Junior Strings Flyer (PDF)

Audition Form (for JS and YS) (PDF)

MBSO Vacancies

We currently have vacancies in the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

If you are approximately AMEB or Trinity College of Music Grade 5 or above, please feel free to contact us for more details.

Legend: (†) Instrument loan available

MBSO YouTube Channel

Announcements

Website update

This website is undergoing an important upgrade. During this time some features may not work properly or be up-to-date. Please email us at enquiries@mbso.org.au if you require any information. Thank you.

New Zealand Tour

MBSO’s first international tour went sensationally well. 40 members from the MBSO Youth Symphony and MBSO went across the Tasman Sea to tour the North Island of New Zealand. MBSO put on six concerts (three schools, a convent, a youth symphony and a community orchestra), rehearsed intensively and did loads of sightseeing including the Hobbiton movie set, Te Puia, Te Wairoa, Skiing, the Weta Workshops and New Zealand’s national museum: Te Papa. Overall the tour was a wonderful success. The highlight of the tour was everyone’s active participation in all the activities and their constant helping out, whether it be setting up for a performance or rehearsal, packing the bus or looking after someone – especially those with larger instruments! In addition, four of our members came back with the ‘One Ring’ - the Ruling Ring of Power forged in the fires of Mt. Doom by the Dark Lord Sauron! We would like to thank all of those who supported the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra in realizing this tour especially: Gullivers Music Travel, The Moreton Bay Regional Council, Rodney College (Wellsford), Sisters of St Joseph's (Mission Bay), Aotea Youth Symphony, Hamilton City Library, St Marys School (Rotorua), Palmerston North Library, Tawa Orchestra, Radio New Zealand, Bunnings Warehouse, Redcliffe-Kippa Ring Lions Club, Brisbane Airport, Gerry Crooks, Quest Community Newspapers, St Paul's School (Bald Hills), Vicki Stansfield (videoing and photography), Ros Booth (MC), Eve Brown, Bronwyn Gibbs, Alexander Rodrigues and everyone in the orchestra and in New Zealand who helped out.