Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert, titled Unmasked, is set to delight the community with music from the Phantom of the Opera, James Bond and more.
Publicity officer Chris Thompson said the theme of the concert symbolised the group's first unrestricted performance since early 2020.
“The orchestra will be playing a concert of well-known music, that encompasses the theme of unmasking or revealing true identity,” Chris said.
“Music from Phantom of the Opera, James Bond, Sleeping Beauty and much more.
“Our last restriction-free concert was on March 15 2020, then Covid hit and everything was put on hold.”
Chris said Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra members were excited and pleased to return to normal rehearsals and performances.
“We recommenced rehearsals with very strict Covid guidelines in July 2020 and had our first concert in 2021 with very strict numbers and Covid restrictions,” she said.
“It was so good to play again to a live audience.
“The ‘unmasked’ concert will celebrate the fact that anyone can now come to our concerts and there is no seating restrictions etc.”
Chris said the unmasked theme was devised by Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra conductor Shannon Brown.
“She has chosen music where the theme involves an unmasking or something is revealed,” Chris said.
“All the music chosen is well known and popular.
“The concert is open to everyone, and tickets are at the door. It is a donation entry.”
Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra has about 20 permanent members who will be accompanied by Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra to boost the Unmasked concert numbers.
Unmasked will be held in the hall at East State School, Scotland Street, on Sunday, 29 May at 2pm.
For more information phone 4152 9750 or 0429 899 912.
About Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra
The Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra was first established in 1989 and has been entertaining audiences with live orchestral music since then.
The orchestra welcomes new members and there is no audition process.
The orchestra rehearses at Bundaberg East State School every Thursday night from 7 pm to 9 pm.
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