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Gondwana World Choral Festival 2019: Great Southern concert 1 – La Cigale de Lyon & Resonance of Birralee

16 July 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $25 | Concession (child/student/under 30/pensioner) $20

La Cigale de Lyon (France) and Resonance of Birralee (Australia) perform in the opening concert of the Great Southern Series in Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. This series pairs an international choir with one of Australia’s best choirs for young people.


World renowned French children’s choir, La Cigale de Lyon was founded in 1947. Its repertoire spans a range of styles with musical open-mindedness from a capella classical music to the same with a piano accompaniment and specially-created polyphonies. Regularly appearing at prestigious festivals in Europe, USA, South America, Japan and China, La Cigale de Lyon has published several CDs, won many international prizes and worked with renowned conductors.

Members of the Resonance of Birralee are aged 18 – 35 years and collectively bring a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and musical leadership to the Voices of Birralee program.The choir has achieved international recognition taking Gold and Silver medals at the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria. They perform at a wide range of events including concerts with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Pops Orchestra as well as performing with high profile Australian and international artists including John Farnham, Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano and Josh Groban. A major highlight in Resonance of Birralee’s 13 year history has been having many of its choristers selected to represent Voices of Birralee and Australia for the First World War Centenary Commemorations on the Western Front from 2015 – 2018.


  • Anne-Marie Cabut | La Cigale de Lyon
  • Paul Holley OAM | Resonance of Birralee
  • Peter Ingram | Resonance of Birralee


Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney
Conservatorium Road
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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