Thanks for support ofchoral society
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,
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