|Posted by Kirsten on January 14, 2019 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Canberra based Choir ‘The Resonants’ have been invited to participate in a performance of the American composer, Dan Forrest’s newest major work, ‘LUX: The Dawn from On High’ in New York City. These outstanding Canberran musicians will join other choristers to form the ‘Distinguished Concerts Singers International’ (DCINY) in a performance to take place on 18 February 2019 in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
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|Posted by Kirsten on August 30, 2017 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Resonants sing –in their original languages– traditional songs from countries as far flung as China, Japan, Hungary, France, Samoa, North America, Cyprus, and even a Swahili song featured in the video game Civilization IV!
The Resonants are an award-winning Canberra choir, directed by Helen Swan, who celebrated their 25th anniversa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kirsten on June 15, 2017 at 2:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Resonants present... a selection of contemporary American choral music by Eric Whitacre, Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, and more. The Resonants are an award-winning Canberra choir, directed by Helen Swan, who celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2015. Come along and enjoy some beautiful choral music... because some things from America have always ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kirsten on November 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
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The program has been finalised and comprises diverse works by Caleb Campbell, Jenna Cave, Ben Cooper, Kirsten Duncan, Veronika Ferfolja, Sally Greenaway, Kenneth Lampl, Stephen Leek, Jon Nielsen, Louise Underwood, Sally Whitwell and Thea Zimpel.
Come along and support musical talent in Canberra at ourRead Full Post »
|Posted by Kirsten on May 23, 2016 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Resonants received a sheaf of compositions from Resos, former-Resos and other Canberra musicians. Helen and the committee are now considering all the submissions and selecting those suitable for our September program. We'll be announcing the selection shortly so stay tuned!
|Posted by Kirsten on April 8, 2016 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Calling all Resos, former-Resos and friends of Resos
The Resonants are performing a ‘home grown’ concert on Saturday 3 September 2016 in the Great Hall, University House at the Australian National University.
This ‘home grown’ concert will present compositions from local Canberra composers, as well as current and former Resonants singers.
As a former-Reso or friend of The Resonants, you are invited to submit a composition for the choir t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kirsten on April 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
The Resonants present 'Music from the movies'
A fun family concert of cinematic favourites including music from 'Good Morning, Vietnam', 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'The Mission', 'Frozen', 'Avatar' and many more.
Drinks from 5.30pm, Concert starts at 6pm
Saturday 21 May 2016
Main Hall, Ainslie Arts Centre
Elouera Street, Braddon ACT 2612
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|Posted by Kirsten on March 9, 2016 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
You can now hear Sally Greenaway's piece 'Resonance' right here on our own website.
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|Posted by Kirsten on November 15, 2015 at 4:35 AM||comments (0)|
Many people have asked to read the lyrics for Sally Greenaway's piece 'Resonance', so here they are.
‘Resonance’ by Sally Greenaway
Lyrics adapted from ‘The power of song’ by Kirsten Duncan
A sound begins deep inside.
Softly, shyly, sound emerges,
Whisp’ring, wafting, set adrift...
Fragile ember floating on warm breath
Into the void.
A note so intimate
It carries ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kirsten on November 15, 2015 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
Our 25th anniversary celebration concert went ahead yesterday afternoon with great aplomb. I'll come back to the event itself in a subsequent post but first wanted to thank a great number of people for their help and support, because these events don't just happen.
Firstly, our appreciative audience of friends, family, former members and music lovers without whom, of course, there would be little purpose in singing. Thanks also to those former members who joined us on stage to sing R...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Kirsten on November 5, 2015 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Helen Swan and Kirsten Duncan had an interview with Janet Wilson, freelance arts journalist for the Canberra Times.
|Posted by Kirsten on September 8, 2015 at 7:30 AM||comments (1)|
On Saturday 14 November 2015, The Resonants will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a reunion concert at the Belconnen Arts Centre. Directed by Helen Swan for the entire 25 years, the concert will comprise a selection of new repertoire and old favourites, premiering ‘Resonance’ composed by young Canberra composerRead Full Post »
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|Posted by Kirsten on February 6, 2015 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
We've just updated our profile on the Australian National Choral Association website anca.org.au so that people looking for a choir can find us a bit more easily.
|Posted by Kirsten on November 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Kirsten on September 14, 2014 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Sunday coffee with the Resonants
Light choral music at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
11.30am Sunday 14 September 2014
Free entry (coffee and cake available at the BAC kiosk)
|Posted by Kirsten on May 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM||comments (2)|
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