ICO IS A COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
We play classical music and we welcome players of any age or level of ability.
We are currently on the lookout for new players, particularly of the following instruments: Violin, Cello, Double Bass, French Horn, Oboe, and Bassoon. If you might be interested in joining us please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special subscription rates apply to new members.
Click here for some pics of one of our recent rehearsals.
We rehearse on Thursday Nights from 7.00 to 9.30 at St David’s Church Hall, Chelmer St East, Chelmer. 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.
ICO started over fifty years ago in Indooroopilly as a informal group which played in family homes. From there it grew to what it is today: an incorporated community orchestra with a very high reputation within the Brisbane musical community.
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. Some players come to rehearsal but choose not to participate in concerts. Players may attend several rehearsals before deciding to become members. Annual membership is currently $160. Our conductor and Musical Director is Nathaniel Griffiths, a student at Queensland Conservatorium and Musical Director of Sunnybank Brass Band.
We generally stage 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 hold 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