Tuesday April 23rd An early breakfast in our Albert hostel led us to the Australian National Memorial for a full day of rehearsals with the army band. These rigorous sessions are run to a tight schedule. Song times are checked and rechecked, sound levels are set and official protocols are rehearsed repeatedly! We were provided... Continue Reading →
Monday 22 April 2019 Today’s blog was written by BBV chorister, Isabel Matthews, and Blokes chorister, Cameron Bryer, to give a fresh perspective on the days events in the lead up to Anzac Day Commemorations. *** We began the day by visiting Lochnagar crater, a large hole left in the country side by a bomb... Continue Reading →
Monday 15 April 2019 Today started off bright and early with our last delicious breakfast at Hotel Kristal. We then hastily packed our bags and hopped onto the bus, excited for the next part of our European journey - Venice, Italy! As we left Croatia, we were once again confronted with the awesome natural beauty... Continue Reading →
Today marked the first of many concert days for our lovely tourers! BBV started the day with a concert at the Bischöfliches Gymnasium, where both groups shared their wonderful music, finishing with a combined finale of “You, Me and the Wide Open Sky.” The concert was live streamed on the Voices of Birralee Facebook page... Continue Reading →
There’s many quotes about music and love with likely the most famous, Shakespeare’s “If music be the food of love, play on” written for the Twelfth Night. It’s true, music speaks to the heart and there’s been many inspiring songs performed in choral settings that have stolen our hearts over the years. This Valentine’s Day,... Continue Reading →
Rehearsals are underway, the program is being printed and tickets are selling well for our 20th Anniversary Concert on Sunday 1 November!
Next week marks one year since we said goodbye to a very special part of our world at Voices of Birralee. Harley Mead worked with us as a composer, conductor, musical collaborator and compere with many of our choristers privileged to work with him and were honoured to perform some of his inspiring and beautiful music. Our singers loved his... Continue Reading →