Resonance of Birralee

Resonance of Birralee is a choral ensemble of young people aged 17-30 years who collectively bring a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and musical leadership to the Voices of Birralee programme.

Following on from the formation of a Birralee Tenth Anniversary Alumni Choir in 2005, Resonance of Birralee was formed under the leadership of Paul Holley. The young people involved represent a variety of professions and a significant number are tertiary students. They share a common love of singing and in many cases are accomplished musicians. One of their strengths as an ensemble is their expertise and appreciation of a broad range of music styles and their ability to adapt their programme to suit any event.

In recent years they have performed with the Queensland Symphony in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Mahler's Symphony #3, Busoni's Piano Concerto, Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers andSymphony of Legends - Video Games Unplugged. They have also been part of the massed choir for QPAC's Spirit of Christmas in 2015 and 2016. Since 2015 smaller ensembles have been drawn from the choir to represent VoB providing choral music for the Anzac Commemorations on the Western Front as well as presenting concerts in France.

In 2008 Resonance competed at the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria, where they won Gold and Silver medals in popular vocal and gospel categories. Resonance continues to be in demand at concerts and community and civic events. In addition to their own programs, they have recorded with the Queensland Pops Orchestra in 2007 and featured in Queensland Pops Orchestra's since 2006 including Pride of the Celts, Chartbusters and Let's Swing Again (2010). They have also recorded songs for the Voices of Birralee Sleep and Dreams album released in April 2009 and "Sing For Australia" in 2010. Their own CD ... so far was released in late 2012, and they also contributed tracks to the VoB Christmas CD Sing We Now Of Christmas.


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Please note: Resonance is an auditioned ensemble.  Auditions take place in January each year.

Rehearsals
Tuesday 7:15 - 9:15pm
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Artistic Staff
Conductor:    Paul Holley
Accompanist: Brendan Murtagh

Volunteer Team
Choir Manager: Sue Holley
Librarian: Judy Wood

Uniform
Formal:  Black dressy outfit
Informal: Back trousers/socks/shoes, black Birralee polo shirt ($35)

Subscribe to Resonance Support GroupUpcoming
Pemulwuy! National Male Voices Festival

Who: Birralee Blokes & Birralee Boys

When: 29/30 June - 2 July
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Australian National Choral Association Choralfest - Opening Concert

Who: Brisbane Birralee Voices

Where: St John's Cathedral

When: Friday, 30 June - 7pm
Combined Schools Concert

Who: Brisbane Birralee Voices, Mt St Michael's College, Westlake College NZ, Cantamus & Cantrice - Somerville House

Where: Albert St Uniting Church, Ann St, Brisbane
The Young and the Recycled

Who: Birralee Singers, Birralee Recycled & Anzac Belgium Choir

When: 6.00pm Concert

Where: Claver Theatre, All Hallows School
Young Voices Festival

Who: Birralee Kids

Where: Our Lady of the Angels School, Wavell Heights

When: 3.00pm
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