The Resonants are an independent, non-profit ensemble of young professionals and university students who came together through a common love of choral music. 2009 is the twentieth year of the choir, and we will be holding a concert in November 2009 to pay tribute to the Resonants’ first 20 years.
Most singers have been trained in voice, with some also having studied another instrument. All members are competent sight readers and this allows us to learn all types of interesting music quickly. See our music for a sample of our repertoire.
The choir regularly presents our own concerts, as well as performing with other artists. We are often invited to sing as special guests at embassy receptions, exhibition openings and cultural festivals, and have successfully competed in numerous eisteddfods in Canberra and the region, including winning the ACT state final of ABC Classic FM’s inaugural Choir of the Year Competition in 2006.
The Resonants have collaborated with other artists such as Musica da Camera, Black Mountain Brass, Teresa Rabe (flute), Minh Le Hoang (guitar), Nicole Canham (clarinet), Anthony Smith (piano), Louise Page (soprano), Phillipa Candy (piano), Robert Schmidli (piano) and tango musicians and dancers from Argentina. The group also accepts engagements for private functions (subject to availability) and aims to perform at least one charity concert each year.Contact us to enquire about our availability and rates.
The Resonants usually rehearse in Red Hill between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday nights, with extra rehearsals scheduled as necessary. While rehearsals require a great deal of concentration, they are also a lot of fun. The Resonants also hold regular social events such as weekends away, dinners and barbecues. Contact us if you are interested in joining – we always welcome enquiries from potential new members!
The ensemble is managed by a small committee of volunteer singers, and all members contribute to the group’s decisions about repertoire, performances and other activities.