Brisbane Birralee Voices

Who are they?


Brisbane Birralee Voices (BBV) is made up of approximately 70 singers aged between 13 and 17 years (drawn from years 7-12). As well as attending weekly rehearsals, the members of this ensemble are committed to music studies and/or voice training. They also participate in a variety of wonderful performance opportunities, recordings and a touring program.


BBV is acknowledged on home shores and abroad as one of Australia's finest children's choirs. The program encourages young singers to develop their vocal technique and attain musical excellence and there is a strong focus on nurturing the individual in a broader sense.

 

In addition to the excitement of achieving high artistic goals and the personal enrichment experienced by each member, there is an emphasis placed on the benefits of sharing their gift of music with others and the intrinsic value of music within society. This helps develop generosity of spirit, tolerance and acceptance of cultural diversity.

 

They meet the demands of their performance and touring schedule by having a strong commitment to regular attendance and by being willing to revise and learn in their own time. The ensemble performs at many events within south-east Queensland including civic, corporate, charity and community events. One of their favourite annual engagements is the Spirit of Christmas held at QPAC.

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PHOTO: BBV performs at Poppies & Poems 2018, image Darren Thomas

When do they rehearse?

 

Rehearsals:

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm (during school terms) 

Birralee Headquarters - 57 Carwoola Street, Bardon

 

Artistic Team

Artistic Director: Julie Christiansen OAM

Conductor: Jennifer Moon

Principal Accompanist: Justine Favell

 

Volunteer Team

Choir Manager: Tony & Michelle Forbes  

Librarian: Jaye Curtis

Uniform Enquiries: Michelle Forbes

Supervisors: Heather Albury


Fee Information

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Performance & Touring Highlights

Brisbane Birralee Voices is involved in a variety of performance opportunities. 


Performance highlights include: 


QPAC's Spirit of Christmas Annually since 2005

Lord Mayor's Carols in the City (Riverstage) 2007 - 8 & 2014 - 2018



Queensland Syphony Orchestra's:  

Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms 2018

Bizet's Carmen in Concert  2017

Carmina Burana 2016

Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers 2013                                                                

Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring 2012                                              

Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 3 in D Minor 2008, 2014, 2018                           

Queensland Pops Orchestra Celtic Mist 2019 

QPAC & Friends of HEAL's Songs of Hope & Healing 2018 

Queensland Youth Orchestra's Berlioz Te Deum 2016                                                

Queensland Ballet's Tchaikovsky's Nutracker 2013 - 2018                                                      

Canticum's Benjamin Britten - A boy was Born 2010                                                 


Touring highlights include: 

Europe Tour (April 2019)

With BBV the Blokes toured Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and concluding in France for the Anzac Day Dawn Service at at the Australian National Memorial, in Villers-Bretonneux. 


Anzac Day, France (April 2017) 

A tour made up of BBV and Birralee Blokes choristers toured France to perform at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux. This was a part of a five year commitment to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. 


Bellingen Music Festival (September 2016) 

BBV toured Northern New South Wales to be a part of this festival which included participating in workshops and community concerts. 


International Choir Competition, Italy (April 2014) 

Fifty-seven BBV choristers competed in the 13th International Choir Competition in Riva Del Garda, Italy. They were the first representatives from Australia to ever take part in this event, with the competition Incorporated into a 21 day tour involving cultural exchanges with two Swiss choirs, an Italian School and the Czech Boys Choir.

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Reviews


"Our guests were totally blown away by the children and our Exec Chair stood up and said how incredibly moved he was by them. He called me over to meet a client who said it was the best entertainment at a corporate event he had ever seen or heard....can't get much better than that!

 

"George and Erica Gregan also loved it - was such a beautiful way to link in the GG Foundation and children - I can't thank you enough for bringing something very special to our night."

 

- Wilson HTM Function - Mary Jung

 Client Relations Consultant and Administrator of the Wilson HTM Foundation.

 

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How to Join

Is your child interested in becoming a member of the Brisbane Birralee Voices?


Contact Us to register your interest and organise an audition.

 

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Subscribe to BBV Support GroupUpcoming
The Idea of North's 'Presents'
Featuring BBV
Tickets: https://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2019/11/23/the-idea-of-north-presents/
Singers Showcase & Presentation Night
Where: The Great Hall, Brisbane Grammar School - 24 Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
Tickets: $10 Adult/Conession, $5 Child
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Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
Featuring BBV & Birralee Singers
4 - 7 December
A Touch of Christmas
Resonance of Birralee & Birralee Blokes
St Andrew's Uniting Church
Ann St, City
Queensland Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Featuring BBV & Resonance of Birralee
12 - 21 December
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Queensland Youth Music Awards
John Barnes Locksmith
Brisbane City Council
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