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Press Release - The Resos go to New York!

Posted by Kirsten on January 14, 2019 at 5:55 AM Comments 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.

The Resonants’ Mus...

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Kaleidoscope: songs from colourful cultures

Posted by Kirsten on August 30, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments 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 anniversary in 2015. Come along and celebrate the diversit...

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Shining night

Posted by Kirsten on June 15, 2017 at 2:30 AM Comments 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 been great.

Date: Saturday 24 ...

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Family Christmas concert

Posted by Kirsten on November 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Resonants, directed by Helen Swan, present a family Christmas concert of carols and folk songs.

3pm Sunday 27 November 2016

Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT

Tickets available online or at the door

$25 adult, $20 concession, $10 child, $60 family



Home grown - Exciting new choral music by Canberra composers

Posted by Kirsten on August 5, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


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 our

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Selection of pieces for 'Home grown' is underway

Posted by Kirsten on May 23, 2016 at 4:10 AM Comments 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!

Call for submissions of 'home grown' music

Posted by Kirsten on April 8, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments 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...

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Music from the movies

Posted by Kirsten on April 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments 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

Tickets can be purchased from

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'Resonance' audio track on resonants.org

Posted by Kirsten on March 9, 2016 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

You can now hear Sally Greenaway's piece 'Resonance' right here on our own website.

'Resonance' audio track on SoundCloud

Posted by Kirsten on March 8, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The audio track of Sally Greenaway's lovely piece 'Resonance', composed for our 25th anniversary is now online at Sally's SoundCloud page. Thanks to ArtSound FM for recording the premiere performance at our celebratory concert in November 2015.

'Resonance' lyrics

Posted by Kirsten on November 15, 2015 at 4:35 AM Comments 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.

Silence...

A note so intimate

It carries ...

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Thank you to everyone who helped and shared our celebration

Posted by Kirsten on November 15, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments 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...

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Resonants in the Canberra Times

Posted by Kirsten on November 5, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Helen Swan and Kirsten Duncan had an interview with Janet Wilson, freelance arts journalist for the Canberra Times.

Here's the link to the article.

Viva la musica! Celebrating 25 years of The Resonants

Posted by Kirsten on September 8, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments 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 composer Sally Greenaway with lyrics by lon...

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Music for Remembrance

Posted by Kirsten on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It was a beautiful concert in the intimate acoustic of Radford Chapel, for a warmly appreciative audience.

For a short video sample from the concert, visit our Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/499158503472240/

Photo by Lin Clayton.

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Music for Remembrance

Posted by Kirsten on May 7, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Resonants present Music for Remembrance, Choral works from Schutz to Gjeilo

4pm Sunday 24 May 2015

Radford College Chapel, 1 Chapel Street Bruce ACT

Adults $30, Concession $25, Under 25 $10, Family $70. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

 

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Resos on ANCA website

Posted by Kirsten on February 6, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments 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.

Frozen in Summer

Posted by Kirsten on November 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Resonants present children's songs and Christmas carols, featuring music from the movie Frozen

3pm Sunday 30 November 2014

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT

Adults $20, children free. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

 

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Honey Pie & Java Jive

Posted by Kirsten on September 14, 2014 at 8:35 AM Comments 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)

'Swoon with Pergolesi, Pärt and Rutter and The Resonants'

Posted by Kirsten on May 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (2)

A dynamic award-winning choral group directed by Helen Swan

The Resonants’ performance with associate artists and soprano Louise Page
St Andrews Church, cnr State Circle and Canberra Ave Forrest
Saturday 1 June 2013, 7.30pm
Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $20, Families $70, available at the door or in the online store.


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