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St. Lucia Orchestra - On your Selection

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The St. Lucia Orchestra will be holding an 'On Your Selection Sunday', featuring the audience's most requested and most loved instrumentals.

Formerly known as the St Lucia Philharmonic Society Orchestra, the ensemble was founded in 1973 and had regular rehearsals on Monday nights. The orchestra's name was changed to the St Lucia Orchestra in 1976, and they started holding concerts five times a year. By 1982, each concert was performed three times a day and the number of patrons had grown to approximately 1200 people. The orchestra comprises about 52 members and calls the Mayne Hall at the University of Queensland home.

One of the interesting things about this orchestra is that they "do not consider the audience as patrons - rather friends who delight in the joy that music and friendship can bring". This is a great way the orchestra has shown to 'give back' to the community, and is probably one of the reasons why they have continued to be a success, and is also a reason why you should plan on attending their 'On Your Selection Sunday' concert.

As an orchestra, the members of the St. Lucia Orchestra are dedicated to their love of music and also seek to engage the audience with the same passion. Many of the arrangements that the orchestra has played in the year have been penned from original inspirations. When they first started out, they were just a small group of string players, but now, they have grown into a full sized orchestra who continue to grow and provide music for the wider community and, of course, classical music lovers. If you would like to know more about this orchestra, please visit the website.

The orchestra's success has mainly been due to the work and enthusiasm of those directly involved, but also those who turn out to hear the classic music played. And you can have your say in the songs they play at this end-of-year concert.

The orchestra also welcomes music enthusiasts who would like to join them, so if you play an orchestral string, wind, brass or percussion instrument and would like to play alongside other musical enthusiasts, then please contact the St. Lucia Orchestra by visiting the website. The orchestra's passion is to present the people of Brisbane with a selection of great music from a variety of genres, including classical music and jazz standards. Of course, this special concert is one where you decide what is played, and although there have been hundreds of requests over the year, the orchestra has managed to fit in the best and the most loved. So gather your friends and family and head to the Schonell Theatre at the UQ St. Lucia campus. For more information, please visit the website.
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Why? It's one of the last concerts of the St. Lucia Orchestra for the year
When: Sunday November 6th; 2-3:30pm
Where: UQ Campus, St. Lucia, Schonell Theatre
Cost: Please see the website for details -
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