Companies in Residence
RPAC is proud to be the home to a number of in-residence ensembles including Redland Sinfonia, Redland City Choir and indelabilityarts. We value the contribution these great organisations make to our city, and we are pleased to be able to support them and their projects.
There are currently no available places in this program, however as this changes we will promote on this site.
RPAC Orchestra in Residence since 2010
Redland Sinfonia is a vibrant community orchestra which has entertained Redlands Coast audiences for 34 years. For the past decade it has been Orchestra in Residence at RPAC, first performing in the Gallery then moving to the Concert Hall five years ago, a move which coincided with the appointment of Dr Graeme Denniss to the position of Conductor/Artistic Director.
The orchestra performs a season of three themed concerts each year at RPAC, with extra concerts and other activities in different venues from time to time.
New members are always welcome. Minimum standard is Grade 7 or equivalent. Rehearsals take place in the RPAC Concert Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.15pm to 9.30pm, with extra rehearsals before concerts. The Sinfonia is currently seeking string players however, all applications will be considered. There may be opportunities to perform solos and play in smaller groups as well.
Photo: Marija Sullivan
Redland City Choir
RPAC Choir in Residence since 2017
The Redland City Choir is an all-age, diverse community group of people who simply love to sing!
The choir initially formed for a one-off community performance at the Redlands Family Easter Festival in 2013. The group loved singing together so much that they asked to continue rehearsing, and performance offers started to roll in.
Since then, the choir has grown and performed at many local events and recorded albums, with profits from sales contributing over $40,000 for victims of domestic and family violence.
The Redland City Choir officially joined the RPAC family in 2017 and is a feature in the annual Redlands White Christmas event.
The Choir has been nominated for Australia Day Awards and was awarded first place in the Redlands Eisteddfod.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the choir was forced to pause rehearsals and performances but will resume in February 2021.
RPAC Company in Residence since 2017
indelabilityarts is an inclusive professional theatre company creating original work by, for and with artists with disability.
It has been a company-in-residence at RPAC since 2017. As part of this residency, the company runs weekly workshops in acting, film, storytelling and a wide range of performing arts skills for community members with disability.
RPAC has supported the development and delivery of the company’s first three shows Look Mum…No Hands!!!, Love Me; and the award-winning children’s show Wilbur the Optical Whale, which will tour Queensland in 2021 and include performances at RPAC in August.
indelabilityarts aims to create amazing work that entertains and challenges perceptions. The company prides itself on its celebration of difference and ability to represent disability authentically through performance work.
Photo: Wilbur the Optical Whale cast