Voices of Birralee is a community arts organisation that believes singing together strengthens community, with choristers collaborating to create expressive music while building a strong sense of self, and audiences being inspired by the beauty and infectiousness of joyous performance.
Based in Brisbane, Voices of Birralee’s ensembles demonstrate choral excellence at home and abroad with its signature choirs having attained a remarkable level of professionalism.
The name Birralee is derived from an indigenous word, Birralii, used in the language of the Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay people from North-West NSW and South-West QLD, meaning 'child/children.' What began as a children's choir now comprises six ensembles and a seventh adult project choir. The organisation has a membership base of 300 young people, employs 20 professional musicians and arts administrators and works with a large and dedicated volunteer team.
Resonance of Birralee, an internationally renowned choir comprising young adults aged 18 - 35 years, are excited to again perform with Queensland Symphony Orchestra following their engagement with the orchestra for Mahler’s Symphony No 3, the Harry Potter movies, Blue Planet 2 and Carmina Burana. Resonance also performs at many high profile events, including concerts with Australian and international artists such as John Farnham, Katie Noonan and Josh Groban, as well as the Queensland Music Festival and the Gondwana World Choir Festival. Resonance is also proud of commissioning new works from Australian composers.
Resonance of Birralee Co-conductors: Paul Holley OAM & Peter Ingram
Assistant Conductors Clare Finlayson & Brendan Murtagh
Accompanists Brendan Murtagh & Cara Tran