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Follow the journey of Voices of Birralee through national international tour diaries, conductor insights, singing tips and much more via the official VOB Blog.  

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2019 BLOGS 

JUNE: Voices of Birralee conductor Debbie Daley explains why she loves conducting the Birralee Piccolos here. 

 

MAY: Adopting a 'team' philosophy to achieve beautiful music as a choir. Discover tips to getting the most out of your choir rehearsals here

 

APRIL: Follow the series of blogs from our 2019 Europe Tour here

 

MARCH: Kate Littlewood explains why she enjoys conducting children's choirs here

2018 BLOGS 

DECEMBER: The year that was! From performing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to four overseas tours! Read all about Voices of Birralee year here


NOVEMBER BLOGGING SERIES: Discover our choristers' experience at they toured to perform at the Centenary of the First World War Armistice here


OCTOBER: Some of our choristers toured Kazakhstan in October to sing at the International Choir Festival! Check out what they got up to here


SEPTEMBER: How do you remember your music! Here's some tips and tricks to help our choristers. Read more


AUGUST: "How to enjoy a big day of singing" - here's some useful tips from our conductors on how to get the most out of a big day of preparing for concerts. Read more


JULY BLOGGING SERIES: Read about our choristers experience as they toured France to perform at the Centenary of the Battle of Hamel. Read more. 


APRIL: Follow the series of blogs from our 2018 Anzac Day Commemoration Choir here

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JANUARY: The AP Experience! Discover about our Accompanying Peoples' experiences on our Western Front Anzac Choir Touring Project! Read on




2017 BLOGS 


DECEMBER: Guest Blog! Birralee parent and Boppin' Babies founder Vicky Abad gives her thoughts on how music can be encouraged in the home, no matter a parent's musicality. Check it out here


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NOVEMBER: We reflect on the 'year that was' noting many highlights of 2017! Check it out here.  


OCTOBER: Why our repertoire includes music with varying dialects! Read on


BLOG SERIES (September): Our Western Front Centenary Choir tours Belgium and France to perform at the Anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood. Read the series here


BLOG SERIES (SEPTEMBER): Our Birralee Singers bring their beautiful voices to Tasmania! Read the series here


SEPTEMBER: Voices of Birralee discusses why the organisation performs major choral works, in the lead up Resonance of Birralee taking on Annelies. 


AUGUST: We say bravo to Birralee's fabulous volunteers. 

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JULY: We thank everyone involved in Pemulwuy! Check out the behind the scenes video! (Photo image credit: Darren Thomas) 


JUNE: In the lead up to Pemulwuy! we discuss VOB's Commissioning highlights


APRIL: Read our Anzac Day Commemoration Choir's daily touring blog


MARCH: The selection process! How does Birralee pics the repertoire the choir sings? 


FEBRUARY: We talk about the importance of our Voices from the Trenches Festival as we story-tell for our Anzacs


JANUARY: Welcome to 2017! Here's a snapshot of the year ahead


2016 BLOGS 


DECEMBER: We reflect on 2016 with "The Year That Was Blog!". What was your highlight? 


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NOVEMBER: Preserving the Anzac Legacy through music. We invite you to get involved! Read more here about our WW1 Commissioning Project! 


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OCTOBER: Our alumna & the Voice AU's Ellen Reed gets set for Birralee Celebrates 2016!  
We're so excited to welcome back Birralee alumna, Ellen Reed to sing with us. 




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SEPTEMBER: Why Birralee ventures regionally!
As our Brisbane Birralee Voices (BBV) ensemble gets set for its tour to regional NSW, we thought we'd talk about why tours into regional Australian towns are so important...Read more here. 



AUGUST: Celebrating our Children's Choirs! 
Since Voices of Birralee began, it has pursued the goal of providing children and young adults with rewarding singing experiences both onstage and beyond the concert hall. Read more here. 


Ro B  Jul 2016  Tourers  Casual  Group  Tree 3JULY: Western Front Centenary Choir Tour. 
Read the journey of our Western Front Centenary Choir who performed at the 100th Anniversaries of the Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres, France. Ten blogs here. 



JUNE: Celebrating 10 years of Resonance!
From performing in The World Choir Games in Graz, members singing at WW1 Commemorative events on the Western Front, France, to backing international superstars such as Josh Groban, Voices of Birralee’s adult ensemble, Resonance of Birralee has certainly made its mark over the past 10 years! Read more here. 

Upcoming
Queensland Music Festival
Help Is On It's Way Community Choir Festival
BCEC, South Bank
Featuring Resonance of Birralee & Birralee Blokes with Travis Collins, The McClymonts, Busby Marou and Glenn Shorrock.
Tickets: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=HELPISON19&eg=PRESALE&ep=HELP
Birralee Blokes perform at West Moreton Anglican College
Choral Kaleidoscope
Featuring BBV & Singers
St John's Anglican College Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: on sale soon
Birralee Recycled 2019 Season begins
Birralee Singers Western Australia Tour
Entire Calendar...Associate Sponsors
Brisbane City Council
John Barnes Locksmith
Queensland Youth Music Awards
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