Resonance is a 30-voice ensemble under the direction of Paul Osborne. Resonance is a summer vocal ensemble in San Luis Obispo, California, specializing in the performance of a cappella repertoire, specifically early polyphonic choral music, challenging contemporary compositions, and music of the Midwest Choral tradition, as pioneered by the Christiansen family. Resonance was founded in June of 2012 as the San Luis Obispo High School Alumni Choir, with main membership drawn from SLOHS singers from 2007-2012. With expanding membership in June 2013, the group was renamed to better fit its membership and mission. Influences for Resonance include the Concordia Choir, The St. Olaf Choir, The Tallis Scholars, and Voices of Ascension.
About the Director
Paul Osborne has been a choral director, tenor soloist, and composer/arranger on the Central Coast since 2006. He received his degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where he studied choral conducting with René Clausen. He was the choral director at San Luis Obispo High School from 2007 to 2012. He is currently the Chorus Master for Opera San Luis Obispo, the founder/director of Resonance, the worship leader at Paso Robles Church of the Nazarene, and this Fall he will begin as director of the Young Men’s Ensemble with the Central Coast Youth Chorus (formerly the Central Coast Children’s Choir.) He performs locally with the San Luis Obispo Master Chorale, Central Coast Gilbert & Sullivan, the Vines Chorus, and the “Bach in the Mission” series with the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble.
He resides in Atascadero with his wife Katrina and daughter Emmy.