Creating Innovative Concert Collaborations
Resonance Ensemble is a new, high-level professional vocal ensemble in Portland that is committed to innovative programming of exceptional music, exciting performances that will engage and inspire listeners, and extraordinary vocal sound. We specialize in concerts that explore the resonance between music of all eras and art, politics, history, literature and culture, and most importantly, resonance with our audience.
We create a concert experience like none other. Not only will you hear a wide variety of excellent music ranging from medieval chant to Bach to Schnittke to jazz, but you’ll find that concerts are designed with care to reveal fascinating connections. We want you to have an experience that is not only musically exciting, as you revel in the gorgeous singing of the Northwest’s finest professional singers, but also visually stunning, intellectually challenging, and emotionally moving. You’ll hear the stunning palette of vocal colors, impeccable intonation, and sensitive musical expression that are the hallmarks of our ensemble, but you’ll also learn about the historical or cultural “resonances” in the music through Artistic Director Katherine FitzGibbon’s brief remarks and creative programming.
Our listeners talk about having an “edge of your seat” experience. We invite experienced music lovers and novices alike to share in the joys of exceptional vocal music performed in insightful, interdisciplinary ways in Resonance’s uniquely thrilling concerts.