Thanks for sup­port of­choral so­ci­ety

Townsville Bulletin - - Letters Extra -

AS our cen­te­nary year cel­e­bra­tions draw to a close, may I, as pres­i­dent of the Townsville Choral & Or­ches­tral So­ci­ety Inc, ex­press my sin­cere thanks to the peo­ple of Townsville for the sup­port they have given to us, not only this year but over all those 100 years.

Of course no or­gan­i­sa­tion can sur­vive a hun­dred years with­out a lot of ded­i­ca­tion from its mem­bers.

Much of the suc­cess of the so­ci­ety has been due to the solid foun­da­tion laid by the pi­o­neers and the hard work of the con­duc­tors, pi­anists, ex­ec­u­tive and mem­bers who have been with the so­ci­ety for many years.

From hum­ble be­gin­nings in 1906, the choir has per­formed an­nu­ally at eisteddfods all over North Queens­land and en­ter­tained au­di­ences far and wide.

Since 1953 the so­ci­ety has pro­duced 75 mu­si­cals for the theatre-lov­ing pub­lic of Townsville — per­form­ing th­ese at the Old Theatre Royal, Arts Cen­tre and now the Townsville Civic Theatre.

As you can see, many peo­ple have con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of the so­ci­ety over the decades, too many to men­tion here, but I would be re­miss if I did not sin­gle out our long serv­ing life mem­bers, Brian and Daphne Pease, who have each been ded­i­cated mem­bers for more than 50 years. The value of their con­tri­bu­tion is im­mea­sur­able.

Spe­cial thanks also to Doug Kingston and the Townsville Bul­letin, the Townsville Civic Theatre and The Bar­rier Reef Orches­tra for their won­der­ful sup­port in en­abling us to present for you the spec­tac­u­lar Con­certofthe Cen­tury.

Fi­nally, spe­cial thanks to you the peo­ple of Townsville, who have so gra­ciously con­tin­ued to sup­port all of our en­deav­ours. You — the au­di­ence — are crit­i­cal to any pro­duc­tion and it is my fer­vent hope that the Townsville Choral & Or­ches­tral So­ci­ety will con­tinue to en­ter­tain the au­di­ences of Townsville for many years — maybe even cen­turies to come. JIMPOL­LOCK,

Pres­i­dent.

POP­U­LAR . . . cast mem­bers of

the Con­certoftheCen­tury

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