Inversion was founded in late 2016 by Tracy Lundberg and Melissa Murray.
Melissa and Tracy were working together in 2008 and bonded over their shared love of singing and choir nerd status. They both conducted choirs at the same high school and often lamented how they'd like to be in a contemporary choir as a hobby. Sadly, none of the Brisbane choirs they tried fit the bill. Too far away, not the kind of repertoire we're looking for, wrong rehearsal night, too serious, not serious enough, involves choreography!
Eventually, Tracy got irritated enough to say, "Well, fine! Looks like we'll just have to start our bloody own!" and Inversion Vocal Group was born!
The photo above was taken on November 8th, 2016 at the very first Inversion rehearsal (although we didn't have a name then). It was held in Melissa's rumpus room and consisited of mostly of ex-students, colleagues, family and friends. We started with charts Tracy already had and our very first songs were "For All We Know" and "The Look of Love".
Since then, we've had a few different homes. We commenced "official" rehearsals at the Gateway Presbyterian Church in January 2017. We relocated later that year to the Toombul Shire Hall and then again in 2018 to our current home at St Paul's Uniting Church in Stafford.
Inversion Vocal Group started with 5 girls and 3 boys and grew over time to a group of around 20-25 wonderful singers. As our numbers have grown the range and complexity of our repertoire has grown accordingly.
Following a year mostly without singing in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Inversion returned in 2021 under the caretaker direction of Jacqueline Larsen, who has been a member of the group since early 2017.
Jacqueline has now taken on the group permanently and the songscape for 2022 is looking bright with multiple performances and recording opportunities in the pipeline and, of course, a new name - Sound Avenue!