At the Australian Boys Choir we provide exceptional music education and training to support talented young singers to grow, learn and shine. We provide boys with the tools and opportunities to develop their musical and life skills. We empower boys to find their voices and encourage them to have a go.Our people come from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We embrace diversity in its many forms and we give everyone a chance.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.
We work with families to meet our students’ needs, and work together to help nurture growth. We believe in the strength of the individual and the music we make helps inspire us all to strive for excellence. Above all, we are committed to being inclusive, welcoming and supportive of all members of the Australian Boys Choir community.
Where will choral music take you?
LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS
- ★★★★☆ ‘AUSTRIAN ENCOUNTERS’ - Limelight Magazine
Limelight Magazine's Steve Moffat took the time to review our first ever livestream event on the Australian Digital Concert Hall .We were proud to read his review published on the Limelight website on May 23. Click here to read the full review.
- What's it like to be part of a long and distinguished tradition, not to mention one of Australia's most outstanding and comprehensive music training programs for children?
Auditions for entry to the Choir's training program are now in progress and no prior experience is necessary to join. Don't delay - book your son's audition time today!
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By the time he wrote this piece in 1771 as a 15-year-old, the young Mozart already had a considerable list of credits to his name. Written back home in Salzburg shortly after his return from Italy, the Litaniae Lauretanae K. 109 reflects the ‘modern Italian’ style of the 18th century. Click here to read more.
2022 CONCERT SEASON
For years Austinato Magazine has amplified the voices of the Australian Boys Choir and its supporters. It is dedicated to news, features, and insights into the Choir's performances, training program, and current affairs impacting the ABCI community. Passionate, engaging, and informative, Austinato is the place to find answers to the question: where might choral music take you?
'I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.’ – Winston Churchill
While it feels like we have spent most of this year in lockdowns and rehearsing online, we were lucky enough to have two great concerts in the first half of the year, which is more than we achieved for the whole of the COVID-19 affected 2020!
- Deb Damman’s outstanding contribution to the Choir over many years sees her named as the inaugural recipient of the Elwynne Stafford Award for volunteers in 2021. The accolade is named for Honorary Life Member and ABCI volunteer, Elwynne Stafford, who influenced a generation of singers.
- Probationers become Tyros, Tyros graduate to become Junior Singers and Senior Singers, and Performing Squad members keen to grow their leadership might just achieve the coveted rank of Chorister. And, of course, the vocal gift that brought boys to ABCI in the first place proliferates as they transform into young men.
PAST TOURS, PHOTOS AND STORIES
- Touring is one of the most exciting Choir experiences for our Performing Squad. It is the culmination of many years of musical training. It is also made possible through the development of independence and other life skills learnt through attending the Choir’s yearly residential programs.
- It was certainly exciting to be able to get the entire Choir community back together again after so long. Click through to view photos from our final event of 2021.
BEHIND THE DECADES
- Volunteers are vital to the Australian Boys Choir. Indeed in the beginning, there were no paid staff at all. When the Choir began in 1939 at the start of World War II, society was different and women were not directly involved in the Choir. But mothers were armed at home with needle and thread!