Each year the Australian Boys Choir presents an exciting concert series, highlighting the talents of not only the Choir, but the Kelly Gang and The Vocal Consort. Dates of our forthcoming concerts are below.
European Dreaming Concert
Sunday, 9 September, 2.30 pmThe Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
OK, so we’re singing in Bach’s church and we’re singing in Mozart’s church: we’ll have to sing some Mozart and we’ll have to sing some Bach. What else should we take? As the Australian Boys Choir prepares for their whirlwind tour to Europe, they have been searching out the best of recent Australian choral music. It’s a field they specialise in, having a history of first performances. But it’s a great responsibility. Singing for sophisticated audiences steeped in the traditions of the great masters, they want to reassure them that Australia has a vibrant and exciting catalogue of music for choirs. The boys’ concert in Ballarat, just a few days before they fly away will demonstrate that they take their obligations as Australian musical ambassadors really seriously. They may also show what they can do with some Mozart and Bach. This will be a program to amaze and delight. Don’t miss it.
Tickets available at the venue on the day.
Welcome Home Concert
Sunday, 21 October, 3 pmHawthorn Arts Centre, Burwood Road, Hawthorn
After an exciting tour to Europe, help us welcome the Choir home and hear the music that European audiences enjoyed.
A Glorious Christmas
Sunday, 16 December, 3 pmElisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
A Glorious Christmas will be a concert to inspire and to warm the heart.
“Gloria in excelsis” is the archetypal hymn of worship, and because it is believed to be the song of the angels announcing the birth of the Messiah, it is intrinsic to the celebration of Christmas. Vivaldi’s great setting forms the centrepiece of the Australian Boys Choir’s 2018 tribute to that wonderful festival.
As usual, the concert will provide opportunities for the audience to join in the singing of well-known carols as well as hearing Australia’s “first and finest secular boys’ choir and the men of The Vocal Consort – as well as the younger boys in the choir’s training program.
The boys may not always act like angels, but they certainly sing like them! Enjoy a glorious Christmas with us.