Resonance is a 30-voice ensemble based in San Luis Obispo, California, under the direction of Paul Osborne. Founded in 2012, Resonance performs a variety of a cappella choral repertoire, with emphases on Renaissance polyphony, contemporary compositions, and music of the Midwest Choral tradition as pioneered by the St. Olaf Choir. Other influences include include The Concordia Choir, The Tallis Scholars, The King’s Singers, and the Voices of Ascension.
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. In addition to being the founder/director of Resonance, he currently serves as the Chorus Master for Opera San Luis Obispo and Central Coast Gilbert & Sullivan, and is the worship leader at Paso Robles Church of the Nazarene. He was the choral director at San Luis Obispo High School from 2007 to 2012, and is the former director of the Young Men’s Ensemble with the Central Coast Youth Chorus. He also performs locally with the San Luis Obispo Master Chorale, the Symphony of the Vines, and the annual “Bach Week” series with the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble.
He resides in Atascadero with his wife Katrina and daughter Emmy.