Update: rehearsals resume Thursday 29th Jan 2015 – when we will welcome our newly appointed conductor Nathaniel Griffiths.
First concert is planned for Sunday 3rd May.
WE ARE A COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA IN BRISBANE
We play mainly pieces from the classical repertoire and we welcome players of any age or level of ability.
WE WELCOME NEW PLAYERS of most instruments. If you might be interested in joining us we would love to hear from you! Please contact our membership officer Rob Teakle click here or call Patrick on 0404050452.
We rehearse on Thursday Nights from 7.00 to 9.30 at St David’s Church Hall, Chelmer St East, Chelmer.
The orchestra started over fifty years ago in Indooroopilly as a family musical group which played in family homes. From there it grew to the Indooroopilly Chamber Orchestra (ICO), an incorporated community orchestra.
We provide a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere for players to share their enjoyment of playing music together and the desire to improve their musicianship. There are no auditions: players are free to judge whether their own standard of playing is suitable. Players interested in joining the orchestra can attend several rehearsals before deciding to become members. Annual membership is currently $160. We have players of all ages ranging from 18 to 100 (yes one of our members really is 100). In 2015 we welcome new conductor Nathaniel Griffiths who is a recent graduate of the University of Queensland, and also Musical Director of Sunnybank Brass Band.
We generally put on two or three public concerts each year and also play at special events, including the Christmas Lights Festival at St Gerard Majella Church. Our repertoire comprises classical overtures, symphonies and concertos and some baroque and contemporary music. We also organise one or two informal concerts a year for chamber music for which members are invited to submit items.
Our concerts are held in a variety of venues. For details of our forthcoming concerts, or to book tickets: click Concerts. See our gallery for pictures and videos of out concerts, or to see a selection of pictures from our 2013 concerts, click here.
ICO is sponsored by Antonio Kim Violin and the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund