Composer in Residence - PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 21st August 2017 to to Friday, 25th August 2017,
Paul continues his ongoing residency with the wonderful PLC Croydon Music Department.
Four Winds Festival - ConductorFrom Saturday, 5th August 2017 to to Sunday, 6th August 2017,
Paul is delighted to be a conductor and collaborator for the 2017 Four Winds Festival in Bermagui, NSW.
Central Coast Choral Festival - Composer/ConductorFrom Friday, 28th July 2017 to to Saturday, 29th July 2017,
Paul is honoured to be invited back as composer and conductor in residence for the 2017 Central Coast Choral Festival.
Premier - School Anthem Cathedral SchoolFrom Thursday, 20th July 2017 to to Friday, 21st July 2017,
Paul is delighted to be in Townsville to conduct the premier of 'Raintrees', the new school Anthem for the Cathedral School written with Bonnie Nilsson.
Guest Conductor/Composer - Festival of Voices HobartFrom Tuesday, 4th July 2017 to to Sunday, 16th July 2017,
Paul is honoured to be back for this incredible festival for the 7th time. This year he will be running the Singers Lounge and co-cordinating various events including the Bonfire Sing. He will also conduct at various events...
Guest Conductor/Composer - ANCA ChoralFest, BrisbaneFrom Friday, 30th June 2017 to to Monday, 3rd July 2017,
Paul is honoured to be invited among many fine conductors from Australia, Canada and the USA to lead hundreds of singers from around the country...
World Premier - Orange Male Voice Choir AnthemFrom Friday, 16th June 2017 to to Sunday, 18th June 2017,
Paul has been humbled to work with these fine gentleman from the lovely town of Orange in NSW. The world premier of the commissioned work for them is this weekend. Don't miss it...
Composer in Residence - Presbyterian Ladies' College CroydonFrom Monday, 5th June 2017 to to Friday, 16th June 2017,
Paul is delighted to be back again as PLC's composer in residence, developing unique concerts & commissions, and working with all grades, specialising in assisting year 11/12 with HSC Music compositions...
Artist in Residence - Dulwich College Diversity Tour SeoulFrom Wednesday, 31st May 2017 to to Saturday, 3rd June 2017,
Paul is delighted to be working across Asia for Dulwich College as part of the Diversity Tour 2017...
Artist in Residence - Dulwich College Diversity Tour ShanghaiFrom Thursday, 25th May 2017 to to Tuesday, 30th May 2017,
Paul is delighted to be working across Asia for Dulwich College as part of the Diversity Tour 2017...
Artist in Residence - Dulwich College Diversity Tour BeijingFrom Sunday, 21st May 2017 to to Wednesday, 24th May 2017,
Paul is delighted to be working across Asia for Dulwich College as part of the Diversity Tour 2017...
Artist in Residence - Dulwich College Diversity Tour YangonFrom Thursday, 18th May 2017 to to Saturday, 20th May 2017,
Artist in residence - Dulwich College Diversity Tour SingaporeFrom Sunday, 14th May 2017 to to Wednesday, 17th May 2017,
World Premier "Legacy" - Sydney Opera HouseThursday, 11th May 2017 to to Thursday, 11th May 2017,
MLC have commissioned this new work...
Composer in Residence and World Premier - MLC School BurwoodFrom Monday, 8th May 2017 to to Thursday, 11th May 2017,
Paul is rehearsing with MLC for the World Premier of "Legacy" May 11 - Sydney Opera House....
Composer in Residence - A.B. Paterson College QLDFrom Monday, 24th April 2017 to to Friday, 28th April 2017,
Gold Coast QLD
Paul has been invited to compose a new School Anthem and will collaborate with the whole school community...
Composer in Residence - Newcastle Grammar SchoolFrom Monday, 3rd April 2017 to to Friday, 7th April 2017,
Paul has been invited to work with good friends at NGS in the composition of a new School Anthem...
Big Sing - The Blue Mountains Youth ChoirFrom Saturday, 1st April 2017 to to Sunday, 2nd April 2017,
Hosted by the Blue Mountains Youth Choir, Paul has been invited back for the second time to conduct children in a massed choir from across the mountains. Click for more details...
Composer in Residence - the MLC School BurwoodFrom Monday, 27th March 2017 to to Friday, 31st March 2017,
Paul has been invited as Composer in Residence this year to rehearse his new commissioned work "Legacy" which will premier in the Sydney Opera House on MAY 11...
New Education Department Big Sing - DubboFrom Monday, 20th March 2017 to to Wednesday, 22nd March 2017,
Paul is delighted to be invited back for the third year to conduct children from all over Central Western NSW....
Composer in Residence - Melbourne Singers of GospelFrom Monday, 13th March 2017 to to Wednesday, 15th March 2017,
Paul is delighted to be commissioned by the Melbourne Singers of Gospel and is spending time with group to research their story to inspire a new piece....
Clinician, Conductor - The New England Conservatorium of MusicFrom Wednesday, 8th March 2017 to to Friday, 10th March 2017,
New England Con
Paul is delighted to back for the third time as choral conductor and guest clinician for the Senior Music days at NECOM...
Conductor in residence - Rockhampton GrammarFrom Saturday, 4th March 2017 to to Sunday, 5th March 2017,
Paul is delighted to be working with this school for the first time...
Composer in Residence - St Michael's Collegiate, HobartFrom Monday, 27th February 2017 to to Friday, 3rd March 2017,
Paul has been in invited to compose a new School Anthem for Collegiate working along side Music Head Aaron Powell and Principal Judith Tudball...
Adjudicator - Kambala Music Festival, Sydney Opera HouseSunday, 26th February 2017 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sydney Opera House
Paul has been invited along with Brian Buggy to adjudicate the annual Music Gala for Kambala...
Composer in Residence - The Armidale SchoolFrom Monday, 20th February 2017 to to Friday, 24th February 2017,
The Armidale School
Paul has been invited as composer in residence to the Armidale School to work on a new piece inspired by the old boys who served our country...
World Première Victoria Welsh Male Choir - Land of My SongSunday, 19th February 2017 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Melbourne Recital Cntr
St David's Day Celtic Celebration for the Victoria Welsh Male Choir St David's Day Celtic Celebration Concert at Melbourne Recital Centre. Click for details...
Rehearsals - Victoria Welsh Male ChoirFrom Saturday, 11th February 2017 to to Sunday, 12th February 2017,
Paul is working with the Victoria Welsh Male Choir in preparation for the St David's Day Concert featuring the world première of 'Land of My Song'...
Composer in Residence - Cathedral School TownsvilleFrom Monday, 6th February 2017 to to Thursday, 9th February 2017,
Paul has been invited to compose a new school anthem with the Cathedral School....
Recording Session - International Grammar SydneyFrom Sunday, 20th November 2016 to to Wednesday, 23rd November 2016,
Paul is delighted to return to International Grammar to record the acclaimed Song Cycle "Love for the Turning World", which he composed in 2014 with Bonnie Nilsson, inspired by former student Valerio DeSimoni. Sound engineer is Ross Ahern...
Guest Composer - Orange Male Voice ChoirFrom Friday, 4th November 2016 to to Monday, 7th November 2016,
Paul is invited to work with the choir and community for a concert and workshops. We are developing a new anthem for this great choir turning 90.
World Premier - New England Sings!From Friday, 14th October 2016 to to Sunday, 16th October 2016,
New England Conservatorium - Armidale NSW
Paul attends the world premier of 'Invictus', conducted by Mark O'Leary, written for the New England Conservatorium of Music. New England Sings!
Bellingen Music Festival - Composer in ResidenceFrom Friday, 23rd September 2016 to to Sunday, 25th September 2016,
Paul is delighted to be composer in residence this year for the Bellingen Festival. Composing a piece for the Bellingen Youth Orchestra working along side local Gumbaynggirr Elder Michael Jarrett to present a new work for massed choir and orchestra sung in local Gumbaynggirr Language.
THE ASC Concert and workshops - PERTHFrom Monday, 5th September 2016 to to Friday, 16th September 2016,
Paul is guest conductor along side Steve Williams working with choirs, orchestras and rock bands totalling 800 performers.
Mackay BIG SING - Conductor in residenceFrom Wednesday, 31st August 2016 to to Saturday, 3rd September 2016,
Fitzgerald State School MACKAY
Paul is thrilled to be back for the third year in a row to work with 105 choristers from the Mackay District.
Composer in Residence - PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 22nd August 2016 to to Friday, 26th August 2016,
PLC Croydon NSW
Paul is back for the third residency this year at PLC. A focus on Year 12 exam pieces.
World Premier - Ascham Science & Community CentreFrom Saturday, 20th August 2016 to to Sunday, 21st August 2016,
ASCHAM school - Edgecliff NSW
Paul is honoured to conduct the world premier of 'Gravitational Waves', written with Bonnie Nilsson for the opening of Ascham School new Science and Community Centre
Guest conductor/composer New England ConservatoriumFrom Friday, 19th August 2016 to to Saturday, 20th August 2016,
New England Conservatorium - ARMIDALE
Paul is in Armidale for one day to rehearse his new commissioned work 'Invictus' for NEW ENGLAND SINGS!
World Premier - King's SchoolFrom Thursday, 18th August 2016 to to Friday, 19th August 2016,
KINGS School North Parramatta
Paul attends the world premier with co-writer Bonnie Nilsson. An honour to dedicate the piece to departing Principal, Dr Timothy Hawkes OAM
Dubbo Choral Festival - ConductorFrom Sunday, 14th August 2016 to to Wednesday, 17th August 2016,
Paul is excited to be back in Dubbo to work with the combined youth Choirs from schools around the west of NSW.
Composer in Residence - Radford College CanberraFrom Monday, 25th July 2016 to to Friday, 29th July 2016,
Bruce - Canberra
Paul is delighted to be invited to Radford College to compose a new school Anthem collaborating with the staff and students.
Festival of Voices and 'The Mountain' World PremierFrom Sunday, 24th July 2016 to to Monday, 11th July 2016,
Devonport and Hobart TASMANIA
Paul is honoured to travel to Tasmania for the world premier of the Song Cycle 'The Mountain' written with Bonnie Nilsson. As guests of the Governor of Tasmania, the concert will be held at Government House. Paul is also a featured artist at this years Festival of Voices, where Bonnie and Paul will premier a new work written especially for the 150th Anniversary of Hobart Town Hall.
World Premier 'Fromelles' in France with the Hunter SingersFrom Monday, 11th July 2016 to to Wednesday, 20th July 2016,
Paris, Fromelles - FRANCE
Paul is joining the Hunter Singers to live a dream of 10 years, to perform his new piece 'Fromelles' in the very town where the ugliest battle in Australia's history occurred. Concerts will also happen in La Madeliene, Paris, London and Wales.
Composer in Residence - The King's SchoolFrom Monday, 6th June 2016 to to Tuesday, 7th June 2016,
The Kings School - North Parramatta
Paul is delighted to be asked back to this great school to compose a piece especially for the finale of the year 6 PYP program and a special tribute to retiring Principal, Dr Timothy Hawkes OAM
Blue Mountains Choral FestivalFrom Saturday, 4th June 2016 to to Sunday, 5th June 2016,
LAWSON - Blue Mountains NSW
Paul is delighted to be asked as conductor and guest composer for this new event, bringing together children from across the Blue Mountains (his home town!)
Composer in residence - PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 30th May 2016 to to Friday, 3rd June 2016,
CROYDON - SYDNEY
Paul continues his residency at this great school. Be in touch with Paul while he is in Sydney for any rehearsal opportunities of his works.
Composer/Conductor in Residence - Wesley College MelbourneFrom Monday, 23rd May 2016 to to Tuesday, 24th May 2016,
FEDERATION SQUARE - MELBOURNE
Paul is in Melbourne for one day to rehearse the commissioned work 'Sapere Aude', especially for the 150th Anniversary of Wesley College.
Composer in Residence - PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 16th May 2016 to to Friday, 20th May 2016,
Paul Continues his residency with PLC also writing 3 commissioned works for the school this year and assisting Year 12 with HSC compositions.
St Catherines School Toorak - Composer in ResidenceFrom Monday, 2nd May 2016 to to Friday, 6th May 2016,
Paul is delighted to be invited to work with the school to create a special new piece for the 120th Anniversary.
Albert Park College - composer in residenceFrom Wednesday, 27th April 2016 to to Friday, 29th April 2016,
Paul has been invited to compose a new school anthem and will be working with music teacher Arlene Fletcher and school community...
Shen Wai International School - Shenzhen International Schools Music FestivalFrom Sunday, 10th April 2016 to to Saturday, 16th April 2016,
Paul is conductor and composer in residence for a week in Southern China, as part of this exciting festival and innovative school.
World Premier - Hunter SingersFrom Saturday, 2nd April 2016 to to Sunday, 3rd April 2016,
Join Paul and this acclaimed choir led by artistic director Kim Sutherland for a concert including the world premier of Paul's new work for the centenary of the Battle of Fromelles...
Composer in Residence - MLC BurwoodFrom Monday, 14th March 2016 to to Friday, 18th March 2016,
Paul has been invited back to MLC for the first time in a few years to work primarily in the junior campus with Annette McClure and James Allington.
Composer in Residence - Xavier College MelbourneFrom Monday, 29th February 2016 to to Friday, 4th March 2016,
Brighton Melbourne VIC
Paul has been invited to work with the school for the first time, composing a new commissioned work to be premiered in Hamer Hall.
Ascham School Composer in residenceFrom Monday, 15th February 2016 to to Friday, 19th February 2016,
Paul is composing for opening of the new Science centre and will be at the school for a week developing ideas.
Composer in Residence - St Joseph's, St Kieran's Mt IsaFrom Monday, 8th February 2016 to to Tuesday, 9th February 2016,
Mt Isa QLD
Paul has been invited to compose a school song for this community in Mt ISA.
Conductor and composer in Residence - Newcastle GrammarFrom Sunday, 31st January 2016 to to Wednesday, 3rd February 2016,
Paul is delighted to be back for the third year in a row with the wonderful team and George Ellis, led by the gentle leadership of Kevin Young...
Composer in Residence Santa Sabina CollegeFrom Thursday, 28th January 2016 to to Sunday, 31st January 2016,
Paul is working with the school on his new commissioned work about the 800 year history of the Dominican Monks - commissioned by Karen Carey...
Gondwana Voices - Conductor Junior GondwanaFrom Wednesday, 13th January 2016 to to Sunday, 24th January 2016,
Paul is delighted to be back for a third year to conduct Junior Gondwana with Kate Albury.
Concert - Sydney Girls' HighFrom Tuesday, 8th December 2015 to to Monday, 9th November 2015,
Paul is performing the solo to Volta do Mar Largo with the massed choir and orchestra of Sydney Girl's High for the end of year concert.
Concert - Collegiate HobartFrom Friday, 4th December 2015 to to Saturday, 5th December 2015,
Hobart Concert Hall
Paul is in Hobart to perform the solo in his piece Volta do Mar Largo with the massed choirs and orchestra of the Collegiate School for Girls.
Guest Speaker - The Armidale SchoolWednesday, 2nd December 2015 to to Wednesday, 2nd December 2015,
Paul is delighted to b guest of honour for the Junior School Speech Day 2015
Sunday Bites - Guest presenterSunday, 8th November 2015 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Old Butter Factory
Waterfall Way Bellingen Bellingen NSW
Paul will be giving a practical presentation on his compositions and writing techniques.
Dulwich College Suzhou, ChinaFrom Monday, 19th October 2015 to to Friday, 30th October 2015,
Suzhou Jiangsu China
Paul is continuing his residency program for the second year running in Suzhou with head of music Mary Giles. Two weeks of choirs, composition projects, concerts and workshops.
Word Premier Sceggs Darlinghurst 120th Anniversary pieceSunday, 18th October 2015
A new premier of 'A Child Like Me' written by Paul and Bonnie Nilsson, conducted by Paul at the Concourse Chatswood.
Sydney Grammar - Lake CargellicoFrom Sunday, 11th October 2015 to to Wednesday, 14th October 2015,
Paul is travelling to the Central Western NSW town of Lake Cargellico to develop a new program for boys education in the bush.
Men of Song Male Voice Festival - Bunbury Western AustraliaFrom Thursday, 1st October 2015 at 10:00 am
to Monday, 5th October 2015, at 6:00 pm
Various venues around town
Bunbury WA 6230 AUSTRALIA
Guest conductor for the inaugural Men of Song Male Voice Festival, hosted by the Bunbury Men of Song, with Paul Holley, Ian Mills, Justine Favell, Rob Braham and the gentleman of the Men of Song. 200 men and boys from age 8 - 85 will be singing for the...
Northern Tasmanian Coastal Choral Festival DevonportFrom Monday, 21st September 2015 to to Wednesday, 23rd September 2015,
Devonport TAS 7310 AUS
Guest Conductor and composer, collaborating with the Crescendo Youth Choir and Voices of Birralee with 400 local school children from 14 schools. Click on this link to hear the ABC radio interview by Rick Eaves ABC STORY
PerthConcert Hall, Premier of PLC Centenary AnthemSunday, 13th September 2015 to to Sunday, 13th September 2015,
Honoured to see 400 singers, symphony orchestra, pipes and drums perform Paul's new Centenary Anthem. See it on Paul's Facebook page.
Mackay Big SingFrom Wednesday, 9th September 2015 to to Friday, 11th September 2015,
Back for the second year with Jill Green and the team in Mackay to work with 100 singers from state schools singing challenging repertoire.
Rockhampton Choral FestivalFrom Sunday, 6th September 2015 to to Monday, 7th September 2015,
Paul is back for the third year in a row to conduct 500 local singers, directed by Julie-Anne Layt and Jodie Hiron.
Dubbo Western region Choral FestivalFrom Monday, 31st August 2015 to to Wednesday, 2nd September 2015,
After years of going to Dubbo to write school songs, perform concerts, festivals and events, Paul returns to conduct the Choral Festival.
Premier of 'Recognise' - St Andrews 130th AnniversaryFriday, 28th August 2015
Angel Place Recital Hall - Sydney. Accompanied by co-composer Bonnie Nilsson to hear the world premier of 'Recognise', commissioned by St Andrews under the leadership of Kate Scarfo in honour of the 'Recognise' campaign for Indigenous rights. Here a...
PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 24th August 2015 to to Friday, 28th August 2015,
Composer in Residence week 3, year 3. Working primarily with year 12 to help finish their HSC compositions and planning events for 2016.
Geelong College Founders ConcertFriday, 21st August 2015
Guest speaker to farewell Leanne McCartney as head of Middle School Music. Leanne has supported Paul for years, commissioning the sesquicentenary song cycle and inspiring the commission of the School Anthem which he wrote in 2012.
France - FromellesFrom Wednesday, 29th July 2015 to to Thursday, 6th August 2015,
A week in France to research the battle of Fromelles for the new Hunter Singers commission. Thank you Kim Sutherland for making this happen.
NSW State Music CampFrom Sunday, 12th July 2015 to to Saturday, 18th July 2015,
State Sport and Rec Cntr
Guest conductor for choir and massed finale. Performing Paul's works and many more.
TAS Sings - ConcertFrom Wednesday, 1st July 2015 to to Thursday, 2nd July 2015,
Guest Conductor for TAS SINGS! Massed choir made up of schools from Hobart and afar. Performing mostly Australian repertoire by Paul, Annie Kwok, Harley Mead and Alice Chance.
PLC Croydon - Composer in ResidenceFrom Monday, 1st June 2015 to to Friday, 5th June 2015,
Week 2 of the residence working across all grades and developing commissions and rehearsing for recording the new commissioned work 'Malala'
Composer in Residence Sydney GrammarFrom Monday, 25th May 2015 to to Friday, 29th May 2015,
One week at the Preparatory School, Edgcliff, conducting and working with years 1 to 6.
Composer in Residence St Andrews Cathedral SchoolFrom Monday, 18th May 2015 to to Friday, 22nd May 2015,
One week residence to develop the new commissioned work 'Recognise' for the Recognise campaign for Indigenous rights in the AUS constitution.
Composer in Residence - Mount View HighFrom Monday, 4th May 2015 to to Tuesday, 5th May 2015,
Composer in Residence to write a new school anthem
Festival of Voices PDFrom Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 to to Thursday, 23rd April 2015,
PD for teachers of TAS Festival of Voices in Hobart and repertoire reading day of new Choral music.
Bunbury Men of Song Male Voice Festival Composer SchoolFrom Friday, 10th April 2015 to to Saturday, 18th April 2015,
One week to work with WA young composers to write new music for the Bunbury Men of Song National Male Voice festival. Three composers have enrolled with Paul to research the history of Bunbury and compose new music.
KMEIA Choral Festival - MackayFrom Saturday, 21st March 2015 to to Tuesday, 24th March 2015,
Mackay Entertainment Centre
Paul is conductor and composer in residence for the massed choral festival involving over 300 children. Joining with conductor Anthony Young and the singers of St Laurence's Brisbane.
Composer in Residence - PLC CroydonFrom Monday, 16th March 2015 to to Friday, 20th March 2015,
Paul is delighted to continue his residency at PLC to inspire new commissions and work with this exceptional music department integrating composition and improvisation into the curriculum.
Composer in Residence - PLC Perth Centenary AnthemFrom Sunday, 8th March 2015 to to Saturday, 14th March 2015,
Perth - Peppermint Grove
Paul begins the residency to inspire the new PLC 100th Anniversary Anthem
New England Sings - New England ConservatoriumFrom Wednesday, 4th March 2015 to to Friday, 6th March 2015,
New england Conservatorium
Paul has been invited to participate as conductor and composer to inspire year 9 - 12 students in preparation for the HSC and school certificate.