Orchestral Classics

The 60-member Queensland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr Bradley Voltz and the Cooloola Community Orchestra conducted by Lloyd Robins present a feast of popular orchestral classics.

The concert will feature musical medleys from West Side Story, Lord of the Rings, Phantom of the Opera and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as classical works by Haydn, Bizet, Mascagni and Sibelius.

One of the many highlights will be trumpet soloist George Wilson playing the First Movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

The Cooloola Community Orchestra is a group of talented Classical musicians located in the Gympie Region and is comprised of strings, wind, brass, keyboard and percussion players from Gympie and surrounding areas, with the aim of providing a place to play fine music together and to present that music to an appreciative public.

For some time the Orchestra was in recess and during that time the Gympie Strings, a string group under the direction of local violinist and violist Heidi Kath, was keeping the dream alive with regular rehearsals and occasional concert appearances in and around Gympie. The Gympie Strings survives today as an elite string group functioning as part of the Cooloola Community Orchestra, and is invaluable in the training of participating string players.

The Orchestra was reformed from the Gympie Youth Music Society in 2016 under the musical direction of Lloyd Robins, with approximately 20 players and has since grown to over 30. As the Orchestra’s Membership has grown, so has the musical standard of the group, which has seen the Orchestra play concerts in and around Gympie to audiences grateful for the return of a such music to Gympie and surrounding Cooloola regions. The Orchestra is now becoming well known in the area for playing entertaining variety concerts that are bringing Classical music back to the Gympie Region audiences.

Music for the afternoon will include excerpts from Lord of the Rings Return of the King and Phantom of the Opera


Heritage Theatre, Civic Centre Gympie
32 Mellor St
Gympie, QLD 4570

Contact Details:
Booking admin 07 54837879

Cash sales The Musicians Garage 53/55 Mary St Gympie.

If the Tickets online has closed, you can purchase tickets at the door. Doors open 12:00 pm Show starts 1:00 pm

The Heritage Theatre accepts ‘companion card’ please contact Gympie Box Office to book a ticket.

‘A Plastic Ocean’

‘A Plastic Ocean’

Due to the popularity of this event, the screening has been moved to a larger venue!
It is now being screened at the Gympie Civic Centre.
Same date and same time – July 24th, 6:30pm.

For one night only, the life changing award winning film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ will be screened at the Gympie Cinema. Venue change! Heritage Theatre.

Described as the most important film of our time by Sir David Attenborough, this film explores the impact plastic is having on our seas.

Director-journalist Craig Leeson teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and a team of researchers to explore the fragile state of our oceans.

The movie was shot in 20 locations, including Hong Kong, and has been screened in over 70 countries.

A panel discussion will be included with Josh Jensen from Undersea Productions, Trena Waugh from Farmer and Sun and Elli Webb, Council’s Community Waste Education Coordinator.

Gympie Living with assistance from Gympie Regional Council invite you to this free screening.

Screening 6:30pm

Rachelle Rose: 0473 355 906

Watch the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zrn4-FfbXw

Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, classics from Germany.

After several successful European tours in 2016 and 2017 the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Germany) is coming back to Australia in summer with a powerful and lovely new programme.

“Classical music the world over” – this is the motto of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. It is irrelevant for our musicians whether they are playing in a little village church, in the open air, in Cologne Cathedral or in the Sydney Opera House – their enthusiasm to play music is the same every time.

The objective is simple – we want to inspire as many people as possible across all generations to enjoy classical music. The popularity of our ensemble is reflected in the fact that the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne gives around 300 concerts a year around the globe and listeners throughout the world look forward to a musical encounter with our exceptionally talented musicians.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne was founded in the city whose name they bear: Cologne. The city that is famous throughout the world for its University of Music and its musical and instrumental teaching. Generations of musicians have been trained here for many decades who, in terms of their musicality, are unparalleled around the world. Taking advantage of this pool of talent, a stock of outstanding musicians has accrued that in a changing cast of musicians take our motto across the world.

Since November 2009, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne has a very special partner at their side – the Mercedes-Benz Centre in Cologne. As part of a creative cooperation, this world-renowned company, via its branch in Cologne, thrilled by our musical concept provides the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with a comfortable tour bus. It enables our musicians to travel quickly and comfortably to the many varied concert locations. In return, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne, in close cooperation with the Mercedes-Benz Center Cologne, organises special concerts for the car company’s special customers. The remarkable construction of the Mercedes-Benz Center is transformed in the process into a really top-class concert palace. This results in the smell of new cars mixing with the sounds of classical music.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. Our tours regularly take us to New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland and many other countries – and of course to Germany. In this context, the selection of works and soloists takes on a special significance. The multifaceted composition of the ensemble provides every member of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne with the opportunity to perform as a soloist.

The permanently expanding repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne consists primarily of hand-picked pieces. The real appeal of our programme lies in the meeting of popular and unknown works from a wide variety of musical epochs. This sees familiar greats like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi in dialogue with works from people such as Sergei Prokofieff through to the “King of Tango” Astor Piazzolla. This mix promises great diversity of the very highest order, without us having to preach to the audience in the process. After all, music is for entertainment and not for instruction.

To inspire people across the world to enjoy classical music – that’s what we view as our maxim!

Quite simply:

Classical music the world over!

22nd June

Chamber philharmonia Cologne

German Orchestra playing at St. Finbar's Cathedral. A truly magnificent concert.

Posted by Azaz Ali on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

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