Birralee Blokes is a dynamic ensemble of young men aged 13 – 25 whose love for singing and communicating good music has fascinated and captivated audiences around Australia. Since its inception in 2003 the ensemble has performed for various musical and charity organisations and toured nationally and internationally, including Cornwall, UK, where they represented Australia at the 3rd International Male Voice Festival, and most recently to Canada in 2012.
Highlights of their journey so far include being named Choir of the World at Kathaumixw in 2012 in Canada and at home winning the ABC Classic FM Choral Competition in 2006 where in addition to being judged Youth Choir of the Year and receiving the Listeners’ Choice Award they were named the ABC Classic FM Choir of the Year.
Based in Queensland, membership is drawn from state and independent secondary schools and universities and there is a strong emphasis placed on inclusion for any young man who enjoys singing and expresses a desire to develop as a musician. What is so very exciting about their success is that ensembles which exclusively attract young men are very rare. Not only are ‘The Blokes’ providing a secure environment for young men to explore their changing voices, but they are proving that the art form is as inspiring as it is unique.
The Birralee Blokes have done for male singing what ‘Billy Elliot’ did for male dancing – Dr Jonathon Welch
Voice Moves is proud to host the Birralee Blokes whilst in WA for a special choir Bash along with a couple of our Perth choirs for a great afternoon concert. The Blokes MD Paul Holley will also conduct a “big sing” for audience members on the day. Details below:
Date: Monday 28th Sept 2015 (Public Holiday)
Venue: Riverton Baptist Church
Address 38 Modillian Avenue, Shelley
Time 2.30pm – 5.00pm (doors open 2pm)
Cost $5 per person
Afternoon tea supplied by Voice Moves for $2 gold coin donation
We urge all choirs, members and friends to come along to hear this fabulous ensemble of young singers and enjoy a fun afternoon of choral singing….it’s a public holiday – what better way to spend the afternoon!!