Before we introduce this page, we would like to firstly acknowledge those who have directly been involved with the creation of this site. We thank you for your support and innovation.
- Thomas Bisshop at Bisshop Systems for his consummate work in building this site.
- Colin Offord for his artistic genius with the logo, photos and design.
- Jenny Moon and the Hillcrest Christian College Choirs for singing the audio samples.
- Lance Soloman for recording and editing the audio samples.
- Julia Ditterich for her words of wisdom .
We also thank the following people and organisations who were initially instrumental in giving Paul the opportunity to begin the journey.
- Bill O’Toole, Peter Jacob, Andrew DeTeliga and Sirocco for bringing Paul into the group, exposing him to the world of international touring, events and managament.
- Lyn Williams, Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Voices and Andrew Walsh for the very first commission in 1999 which introduced Paul to choral music, inspiring his dreams.
- Davina McClure and Ruth Friend (Take Note Music), for inviting Paul to be part of his very first residency at Caulfield Grammar in 2003 which has inspired hundreds more.
- Julie Christiansen and Paul Holley, the organisation of Voices of Birralee for ongoing support of Paul’s dreams and hopes. Also for the support of Paul’s family.
- Kim Sutherland and the Hunter Singers for sharing the culture and giving Paul opportunities around the world.
- Mark O’Leary (Young Voices of Melbourne) for bringing Paul’s music to the wider audience and for support of Australian choral music.
- Musica Viva Australia for giving Paul the initial experience of working in schools.
Paul has strong connections to organisations, events, choirs, schools, colleges, musicians, students, teachers and communities all over Australia and the world. Stay connected through these links with the people who have inspired Paul and kept his dreams alive.
Click on each link to learn more about these exciting people and organisations. Thank you for sharing the journey.
- Bellingen Music Festival
The 2015 Bellingen Music Festival aims to encourage music by youth as well as bring classical music to the beautiful Bellinger Valley.
- Crescendo Choir of Devonport
Tasmania’s leading youth choir based in Devonport
- Festival of Voices
Hobart’s exciting celebration of singing and community
- Gondwana Choirs
Australia’s Premier Choral Organisation including Sydney Children’s Choir and Indigenous Children’s Choir
- Harley Mead Music
Paul’s great friend and inspirational composer – RIP – Always a brother
- John McLean – John McLean Foundation
John became the first person in a wheelchair to complete the Ironman World Championship and swim the English Channel in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He was part of the athletics team at both the Olympics and Paralympics in 2000
- New England Conservatorium
NECOM (New England Conservatorium of Music), is a thriving regional conservatorium on the northern tablelands of NS
- The BEAT Festival Darwin
The Beat Foundation has a long history in the youth arts landscape of the Northern Territory. For more than 30 years a dedicated band of people and organisations have worked together, making the annual Beat awards and Beat performances
- The Bunbury Men of Song
Western Australia’s renowned Male Choir
- The General Store
An innovative retail strategy company that believes that most of the answers for Australian retail can be found through insights and innovation
- The Hunter Singers
Based in Newcastle – One of Australia’s leading choirs for over 25 years
- The South Australian Public Primary Schools Festival of Music
With its genesis in 1891 as the Thousand Voice Choir, our program has been an integral part of South Australian life and stands as an official State Icon.
- The WA Massed Choir Festival
The W.A. Primary Schools’ Massed Choir Festival was started in 1994 by a group of primary school music teachers who saw a need for a major festival. It now reaches thousands of children.
- The Young Voices of Melbourne
The Young Voices of Melbourne was founded in February 1990 by Mark O’Leary and is now regarded as one of Australia’s finest children’s choirs.
- Voices of Birralee
Queensland’s Premier Choral Organisation