1. April 2024

    1. Sat 27

      Conducting Masterclass

      9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  2. May 2024

    1. Sun 19

      Young Voices Festival

  3. June 2024

    1. Sat 08

      Farewell Queensland Concert

  4. July 2024

    1. Wed 17

      Rehearsal Techniques

      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  5. August 2024

    1. Sat 24

      Cupcake and Cushion Concert

Full calendar

Professional Development 2024

Birralee Choir Rehearsal Observations

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Voices of Birralee are running a series of open rehearsals for participants to come and watch Birralee artistic staff work with their own choirs. Depending on the rehearsal, participants may have the opportunity to discuss the rehearsal and ask the conductor questions (this is not guaranteed in every rehearsal).

After observing both the Birralee Kids and Birralee Singers rehearse, I am simply in awe of the harmonious blend of voices and the sheer dedication of each member and their conductors. Witnessing their passion and precision as they fine-tuned every note was truly inspiring and learning new warm-ups to add to my personal repertoire, will be welcomed by my own choir. It was an afternoon filled with music performed enthusiastically, leaving me with a renewed appreciation for the beauty of music and the power of collective effort. Bravo to the choir and their conductors for sharing their talent and spreading the joy of singing!        Lindy-Jo, Primary School Teacher

Treble Choirs
Birralee Kids - Saturday 24 February - 1:30pm - Ascot SS
Birralee Singers - Saturday 24 February - 3:00pm - Ascot SS
Birralee Kids - Wednesday 1 May - 4:00pm - Birralee Bardon HQ
Birralee Singers - Tuesday 21 May - 4:00pm - Birralee Bardon HQ
Brisbane Birralee Voices - Tuesday 21 May - 6:30pm - Birralee Bardon HQ
Birralee Kids - Saturday 27 July - 1:30pm - Ascot SS
Birralee Singers - Saturday 27 July - 3:00pm - Ascot SS
Brisbane Birralee Voices - Tuesday 27 August - 6:30pm - Birralee Bardon HQ

Male Changed Voices
Birralee Blokes - Monday 13 May - 6:30pm - Birralee Bardon HQ
Birralee Blokes - Monday 15 July - 6:30pm - Birralee Bardon HQ

Adult SATB Choir
Resonance of Birralee - Tuesday 23 April - 7:00pm - BGGS
Resonance of Birralee - Tuesday 16 July - 7:00pm - BGGS

There is no cost associated with observing the rehearsals, however you must register.

You must register at least 24 hours before the rehearsal you are attending.


Ascot State School Hall, Massey St, Ascot

Birralee Bardon HQ- 57 Carwoola St, Bardon (within the grounds of Purtell Park)

BGGS - Choir Room (A Block), Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Gregory Tce, Spring Hill


Conducting Masterclass

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Participants will provide a piece (or part thereof) to conduct before receiving feedback on ways to use gesture to enhance the response from choristers. Observers will be able to watch their peers conduct and benefit from the feedback.

Participants – limited to 5

Observers – unlimited number

Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Wests Junior Rugby League Clubhouse, Purtell Park, Bardon

This is in the same precinct as Birralee Bardon HQ - Corner of Loward Avenue and Carwoola Street, Bardon

$75 per person

$55 for students (proof of study required)

**Voices of Birralee is a registered and endorsed charity, therefore the goods and services specified on this invoice are GST free**.

Registrations close midday Wednesday 24 April.

Cost includes:
* Birralee Handout
* PD certificate

Tea and coffee making facilities provided


Rehearsal Techniques

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Participants are invited to bring along a song or section of a song to look at ways to rehearse "problem areas", interpret the music or "take to the next stage of development". Primary and secondary strands offered.

Participants - limited to 5 (per strand)
Observers - unlimited number

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Birralee HQ, 57 Carwoola Street, Bardon

$75 per person
$55 for students (proof of study required)

**Voices of Birralee is a registered and endorsed charity, therefore the goods and services specified on this invoice are GST free**.

Registrations close midday Tuesday 16 July.

Cost includes:
* Birralee Handout
* PD certificate

Tea and coffee making facilities provided


Past PD Events


"I'm Not Sure What I'm Doing!"

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We are disappointed to announce that "I'm Not Sure What I'm Doing" is no longer going ahead. We hope you are able to make one of our other PD sessions this year!


David Squire - In Conversation and Action!



"I was impressed by the warmth of welcome extended by members of the Birralee family, followed by David himself.  It was a very relaxed and informative session.  David answered  queries from a couple of fellow attendees which benefited us all irrespective of what type of choir we were involved with.

Observations of David's quirky warm-up session and insightful teaching style was much appreciated and the choir's rendition of song was both beautiful and inspiring. Wish I could steal that pianist, what a gem she is!!

I am thankful for the opportunity to be included in the workshopping of a song and to add my voice to the awesome talents of the Birralee Singers. I came away on that special kind of "high" that only comes when you know you have been part of something special."


Voices of Birralee is delighted to host prominent New Zealand conductor, David Squire, for this wonderful and insightful session - In Conversation and Action!

Time: 5:30-8:00pm (arrive from 5:15pm for 5:30pm start)
Venue: Birralee HQ, 57 Carwoola Street Bardon


A Choral Toolkit



"Fantastic - thank you for a wonderful opportunity!"

"Thanks to you all for a great evening of inspiration at the start of the year! Much appreciated."

"Enjoyed seeing/listening to 4 presenters. Each was excellent and offered so much - thank you to them. Looking forward to attending some of the Rehearsal Observation sessions - what an amazing opportunity to see other conductors and learn. Thank you for the opportunity."

"Just a massive thank you- these sessions are invaluable! Truly appreciate your work putting them on"


Voices of Birralee's Professional Development Session is designed to ignite your program in term 1 and beyond. 'A Choral Toolkit' will offer four practical sessions and an opportunity to chat with choral presenters and your colleagues! Sessions will include:

1. Warmups and canons
2. Snapshots of ideas for prep-aged students through to adult community singers
3. Songs to kickstart your 2024 program
4. Time included to network with fellow music teachers whilst enjoying some cheesy delights

Deborah Daley
Justine Favell
Will Brown
Peter Ingram

To learn more about our presenters, visit the page HERE.

The program is designed so that you will learn from four different choral conductors each presenting 30 minutes including question time.

Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Birralee HQ, 57 Carwoola Street Bardon


Official partners of Voices of Birralee


Voices of Birralee acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this country and recognise their continuing connection the land, water and culture. In our organisation, we recognise the Turrbal and Jagera Peoples as the traditional custodians of Meanjin land. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to their Elders past, present and emerging.