About Resonance EnsembleResonance Ensemble is an outstanding professional vocal ensemble committed to innovative programming of exceptional music, exciting performances that engage and inspire listeners, and extraordinary vocal sound. Concerts have creative themes that explore the resonance between music of all eras and art, politics, history, literature and culture.
Since its founding in 2009, Resonance has performed adventurous repertoire from medieval chant to Stravinsky’s Les Noces to wild new vocal music. Resonance has been invited to collaborate with Oregon musical organizations including Third Angle New Music, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Cascadia Composers, and Friends of Chamber Music. Creative partners have included Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, visual artist Thérèse Murdza, and local actors and dancers.
Described as “one of Oregon’s most valuable musical resources” (Oregon Arts Watch) and “one of the Northwest’s finest choirs” (Willamette Week), Resonance has received multiple grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Audience members describe having an “edge of your seat” experience as they hear the rich palette of vocal colors, impeccable intonation, and sensitive musical expression that are the hallmarks of the ensemble.
Photo: Rachel Hadiashar