Brisbane Birralee Voices

Who are they?

This ensemble is made up of approximately 70 singers aged between 13 and 17 years (drawn from Grade 7-12). As well as attending weekly rehearsals, the members of this ensemble are committed to music studies and/or voice training. They also participate in a variety of wonderful performance opportunities, recordings and a touring program.

Brisbane Birralee Voices is acknowledged on home shores and abroad as one of Australia's finest children's choirs. The program encourages young singers to develop their vocal technique and attain musical excellence and there is a strong focus on nurturing the individual in a broader sense.

In addition to the excitement of achieving high artistic goals and the personal enrichment experienced by each member, there is an emphasis placed on the benefits of sharing their gift of music with others and the intrinsic value of music within society. This helps develop generosity of spirit, tolerance and acceptance of cultural diversity.

They meet the demands of their performance and touring schedule by having a strong commitment to regular attendance and by being willing to revise and learn in their own time. The ensemble performs at many events within south-east Queensland including civic, corporate, charity and community events. One of their favourite annual engagements is the Spirit of Christmas held at QPAC.

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What do they sound like?


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When do they rehearse?

Rehearsals:
Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm (during school terms)
Birralee Headquarters - 57 Carwoola Street, Bardon

Artistic Team
Conductor:  Julie Christiansen OAM
Assistant Conductor:  Jennifer Moon
Accompanist:  Justine Favell

Volunteer Team
Choir Manager:  Tony & Michelle Forbes  
Librarian:  Jaye Curtis
Uniform Enquiries: TBC
Supervisors: Heather Albury & Peta Langevad

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Performance & Touring Highlights

Brisbane Birralee Voices is involved in a variety of performance opportunities. Some of the highlights include:
QPAC's Spirit of Christmas 2017 since 2005
Lord Mayor's Carols in the City -Riverstage 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2007,2008
QSO Production/ Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms     2018
QSO Production/ Bizet's Carmen in Concert  2017
QYO Production / Berlioz Te Deum  2016
QSO Production / Carmina Burana 2016
Queensland Ballet/ Tchaikovsky's Nutracker      2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
QSO Production Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 3 in D Minor      2008, 2014, 2018
QSO Production Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring              2012
QSO Production Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers 2013
Canticum's Production Benjamin Britten - A boy was Born  2010


September 2016 Bellingen Music Festival
In April 2014, 57 members competed in the 13th International Choir Competition in Riva Del Garda - Italy. They were the first representatives from Australia to ever take part. Incorporated into the 21 day tour were cultural exchanges with two Swiss choirs, an Italian School and the Czech Boys Choir.

2012 highlights included touring New Zealand, conference and function performances at BCEC, QPAC, Sofitel, Brisbane Powerhouse. A memorable performance of the Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring live with The Queensland Orchestra and recording for  'Sing we now of Christmas' Christmas CD released Nov 3, 2012.

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Reviews

"Our guests were totally blown away by the children and our Exec Chair stood up and said how incredibly moved he was by them. He called me over to meet a client who said it was the best entertainment at a corporate event he had ever seen or heard....can't get much better than that!
George and Erica Gregan also loved it - was such a beautiful way to link in the GG Foundation and children - I can't thank you enough for bringing something very special to our night"

Wilson HTM Function - Mary Jung,  Client Relations Consultant and Administrator of the Wilson HTM Foundation.
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How to Join

Is your child interested in becoming a member of the Brisbane Birralee Voices?

Contact Us to register your interest and organise an audition.

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Subscribe to BBV Support GroupUpcoming
Ambrose Treacy College Choral Concert

Who: Birralee Blokes

Where: Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly

When: arrive 5.15 concert at 6.30pm
Birralee Celebrates 2017 - Matinee Concert
featuring Birralee Piccolos, Birralee Kids, Birralee Singers and the Birralee Blokes
St Peter's Performing Arts Centre, Indooroopilly
Birralee Celebrates 2017 - Evening Concert
featuring Brisbane Birralee Voices, Birralee Blokes and Resonance of Birralee
St Peter's Performing Arts Centre, Indooroopilly
Carols in the City

Who: Combined Group
Where: Brisbane Riverstage
Spirit of Christmas

Who: Combined Group
Where: Concert Hall, QPAC
When: 22 - 23 December
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Brisbane City Council
John Barnes Locksmith
Queensland Youth Music Awards
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