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The choral programme at Downlands continues to enjoy a strong reputation for excellence, energy and spirit in all that they do. There is a choral option available for every student and a large percentage of the College’s total student population are members of one or more choirs. Unlike most coeducational schools, the Downlands choirs continue to grow in numbers and we have a strong culture of males singing in our various choral ensembles.

Gryphon Chorale 

Gryphon Chorale is the premier College choral ensemble. Entry into this elite group of singers is by audition. The group regularly performs challenging and technically demanding repertoire, in both SATB and extended voicings. Gryphon Chorale performs regularly in the wider community and enjoys a well-earned reputation for outstanding musicianship and choral artistry. In 2015, the members of Gryphon Chorale recorded an album of their repertoire at Ghostgum Audio in Brisbane. It will be released in 2016 and CD copies will be available via the College.

Rehearsal Details: Time to be confirmed 
Conductor: 
Accompanist: Miss Bonnie Green

The Fortesmen 

The Fortesmen are a non-auditioned TTBB choir open to all male students from Years 7 to 12. They perform contemporary and relevant traditional repertoire in a supportive environment for both changed and unchanged voices. Showmanship and musicality are key focuses of this group and the boys never fail to be entertaining and engaging in performance. At the 2015 Queensland Catholic Music Festival they achieved a Gold award in their secondary choral section.

Rehearsal Details: Time to be confirmed 
Conductor: Mr Shane Tooley
Accompanist: Miss Bonnie Green

Canticum Choir

Canticum Choir is a non-auditioned SSA choir open to all female students from Years 7 to 12. Canticum provides our young female singers with the opportunity to build and refine their vocal technique while performing repertoire specifically arranged to challenge and extend the skills of each member. They sing across many different musical styles and focus on refined tone production and strength.

Rehearsal Details: Time to be confirmed. 
Conductor: Mrs Trina Timbs
Accompanist: Miss Bonnie Green

College Choir

The College Choir is a non-auditioned SATB choir open to all Years 7 to 12 students. In addition to performing varied and interesting repertoire across many different styles, College Choir members also learn the skills to be highly effective singers. The development of strong and safe vocal technique is a particular focus of this group.

Rehearsal Details: Time to be confirmed
Conductor: Mr Shane Tooley
Accompanist: Miss Bonnie Green