Concerts

Each year the Australian Boys Choir presents an exciting concert series, highlighting the talents of not only the Choir, but also the training groups of the Australian Boys Choral Institue and The Vocal Consort.
Dates of our forthcoming concerts are below.
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

The Australian Boys Choral Institute

Sunday 15 December 2019, 3pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

Celebrate Christmas this year with the Australian Boys Choir at Melbourne Recital Centre.
Featuring outstanding young soloists from Australia’s ‘first and finest’ choir for boys alongside one of the country’s premier all-male vocal ensembles, The Vocal Consort, artistic director Nicholas Dinopoulos leads nearly 200 singers of the Australian Boys Choral Institute on stage in this traditional festive gala event.


TICKETS
A reserve $55 ($45 Concession)
B reserve $50 ($40 Concession)

Child U12 A reserve $30
B reserve $25

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Please call the Box Office on (03) 9699 3333 to reserve group tickets.
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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

The Vocal Consort with Special Guests

Thursday 26 March 2020, 7.30pm
Victorian Opera - Horti Hall Victoria Street, Melbourne

The Vocal Consort invite you to help kick off their 2020 soirée series in style!
Outstanding old boy baritone Raphael Wong and Andrea Katz, Pianist Down Under, join the gents for sweeping scenes and rousing choruses from some of the world's most-loved operas.
Conducted by Nicholas Dinopoulos, this performance will also feature a special appearance by the Australian Boys Choir, singing for Victorian Opera in Die Tote Stadt under international conductor Simone Young.
This is your exclusive backstage pass to Victorian Opera's home, Horti Hall. Dress to impress, or simply see you after work!

Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Child $12
Premium seating also available.
Free admission for training members of the ABCI.

Tickets now on sale via www.trybooking.com/BHBDI.

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REQUIEM FOR AN EMPRESS

The Australian Boys Choir and The Vocal Consort

Sunday 24 May 2020, 3.00pm
Good Shepherd Chapel St. Heliers Street, Abbotsford

The Australian Boys Choir joins with The Vocal Consort to present one of the gems of the Spanish Renaissance, the Requiem for Six Voices by Tomás Luis de Victoria - his Officium Defunctorum published in 1605.

This beautiful Mass for the Dead is Victoria's last composition, written to farewell the Empress María of Austria. This concert will also include chants of the ancient funeral rite heard by mourners in the year 1603.

This unique presentation has been researched and assembled by artistic director Nicholas Dinopoulos, and will feature guest dulzian player and period instrument specialist Brock Imison.

Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child $15
Premium seating also available.
Free admission for training members of the ABCI.

Tickets now on sale via www.trybooking.com/BHBEZ.

ZOO DOINGS

Training Choirs of the ABCI

Sunday 14 June 2020, 3.00pm
Auburn Uniting Church Oxley Road, Hawthorn

Join the Training Choirs of the ABCI for a riotous musical menagerie in this concert to round out Term 2!

With music by Jean Berger, Ron Nelson, David Hamilton, Dan Walker, Calvin Bowman and the boys’ favourite folk songs, singers on stage will include the Tyro, Junior Singer & Cambiata levels of the Institute.

This concert will also feature the Kelly Gang - the ABCI’s outstanding ensemble of teenaged changed voices.

Adult $30 | Concession $25 | Child $10
Premium seating also available.
Free admission for training members of the ABCI.

Tickets now on sale via www.trybooking.com/BHBFQ.

A WINTER SERENADE

The Vocal Consort and The Kelly Gang

Thursday August 27 2020, 7.30pm
Church of All Nations Palmerston Street, Carlton

Come indoors for this winter warmer with The Vocal Consort - the second instalment in their after-work soirée series for 2020.

Conrad Susa's A Winter Serenade is the centrepiece of this program, which also includes music for men's voices by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Camille Saint-Saëns and Frances Farrell.

This concert will also feature the Kelly Gang - the ABCI’s outstanding ensemble of teenaged changed voices.

Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Child $12
Premium seating also available.
Free admission for training members of the ABCI.

Tickets now on sale via www.trybooking.com/BHBGH.

DIE TOTE STADT

The Australian Boys Choir

Friday August 21 2020, 7.30pm
Hamer Hall St. Kilda Road, Melbourne

Erich Korngold was only 23 when he composed this mysterious and hallucinatory study of grief, memory, and obsession. Based on a novella by Belgian Symbolist poet Georges Rodenbach, Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) was one of the biggest hits of the 1920s but has rarely been staged since World War II.

With vivid, sumptuous music for a massive orchestra, this concert version features the Australian National Music Academy (ANAM) under the baton of internationally renowned conductor Simone Young, and superstar singers Marlis Petersen (currently artist-in-residence at the Berlin Philharmonic) and Michael Schade.

The Australian Boys Choir appears for Victorian Opera.

MAHLER 8

The Australian Boys Choir

Saturday October 24 2020, 7.30pm
Margaret Court Arena Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne

Gustav Mahler’s explosive Eighth Symphony is a cosmic swirl of orchestral power, sublime melody and the spiritual majesty of the human voice, and is widely considered the greatest he composed.

The MSO and Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis present Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand, for the first Australian performance of its kind – with 1000 performers – in a decade.

The Australian Boys Choir appears for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.