Our repertoire

The Resonants sing a variety of styles of music from different periods and in different languages. Madrigals, spirituals, jazz, contemporary, sacred, childrens', Australian, world – they are all part of The Resonants repertoire.

While being most interested in a cappella choral music, the choir also sings with a range of different accompaniments including piano, chamber orchestra, brass ensemble and organ. The Resonants have collaborated with other musicians to hold combined concerts, including reknowned Canberra musicians such as Nicole Canham, Anthony Smith, Louise Page, Phillipa Candy, Robert Schmidli, Guitar Trek, The Idea of North, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and others. A more recent development for The Resonants has been occasional involvement in the Canberra International Music Festival. The Resonants commissioned a new work by Canberra composer Liam Waterford as part of their 2009 Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Young Arts Award, and in 2015, commissioned 'Resonance' by Sally Greenaway to commemorate the group's 25th anniversary.

Have a browse through past concert posters to get a bit more of a flavour of our highly varied repertoire and concert themes.

Buy our CDs

All four CDs available in the online store would make ideal Christmas or birthday presents for lovers of a capella music. You may purchase any of the CDs online without having to provide your credit card details by using the secure PayPal option during checkout.

If you prefer not to use PayPal, we can mail our CDs to you. Simply send your cheque or postal order to

The Resonants,
PO Box 193
MAWSON ACT 2607
stating which of the CDs you would like. The cost is the same as per the online store prices.

Sheet music

The sheet music of 'Resonance', composed by Sally Greenway, lyrics by Kirsten Duncan, commissioned by The Resonants to commemorate our 25th anniversary, is available from the Australian Music Centre website. Listen to the recording of the premier performance below.

Sample tracks

A couple of sample tracks from each of our albums are available for your listening pleasure below. 

Resonance
The Resonants (Viva la musica – 25 Years of The Resonants)
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Ave Maris Stella
The Resonants (Five Sacred Centuries)
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My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land
The Resonants (Songs Of Love And Life)
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Rest Sweet Nymphs
The Resonants (Songs Of Love And Life)
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Rju, Rju, Chiu - Mateo Flecha the Elder
The Resonants (Lo, There Is Light!)
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I Wonder As I Wander - trad. Appalchian, arr. Rutter
The Resonants (Lo, There Is Light!)
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Araluen
The Resonants (A Taste Of Australia)
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Waltzing Matilda
The Resonants (A Taste Of Australia)
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