Resonance is celebrating nine years of quality music-making, and we are proud of our place as the only choral music in San Luis Obispo county during the height of the summer season. We are also proud of our commitment to the presentation of an entirely a cappella repertoire. We provide something unique to the musical culture of our community, and believe that great choral art should be available year-round, not just during the academic year.
Each season’s journey begins with new member auditions in the winter, reading sessions in the spring, and rehearsals begin in June, and the summer culminates with recording sessions and a concert in August. Each year we prepare our program in just two months, and maintain a high level of performance and repertoire complexity. In this sense, Resonance is almost like a “festival chorus” – a brief, intensive program built of quality repertoire and singers throughout the Central Coast of California, coming together once a year to make choral magic. It is a truly special ensemble.
Another important aspect of Resonance is a focus on recording. We pour many hard hours each year into ensuring our music lasts for future enjoyment. While concerts are the “mountaintop” experiences to be sure, quality recordings allow you to revisit that mountaintop over and over again. We would love to get a copy of one of our great albums into your hands! Please visit our online store to see our current inventory. If you feel moved to contribute to Resonance or become a donor, please visit our support or donor pages.
While we were not able to present our season in 2020 as a full ensemble, we did premiere a video series entitled “Resonance on Location”, where we gathered as small groups to sing in beautiful locations throughout our county, and meet some members of our community. You can view these episodes on our YouTube channel, or by visiting our Facebook page. In addition to the samples you can find on our listen page, you can find more of our music posted on our SoundCloud. Enjoy!
Thank you again for visiting this page, and supporting this great ensemble – sharing what we do, with each other and with you, is the best part of being in a choir. We in Resonance truly believe that we are the best and purest versions of ourselves when we are singing together. Blessings to you and yours.