AUSTINATO MAGAZINE JUNE 2022

AUSTINATO MAGAZINE - JUNE 2022

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?

11 June 2022
FROM THE CHAIR

The start of 2022 has been a great success for the Australian Boys Choral Institute. We have had an uninterrupted term of rehearsals, two concerts, and an Installations ceremony celebrating the achievements of our boys and young men with promotions to the next level of the Choir.

11 June 2022
THE SOUND OF COLLABORATION
The ABCI is incredibly fortunate to enjoy an ongoing collaboration with SAE Creative Media Institute. Choir parent Gareth Parton, SAE’s Audio Department Co-ordinator, brokered the collaboration to impart ‘real world’ learning opportunities for SAE students while generating invaluable archival recordings of ABCI performances.
11 June 2022
SPOTLIGHT: FORMER HEAD CHORISTER – TIM MATTHEWS STAINDL
In 2004, a young chorister stood in uniform on stage and received a badge in front of family, friends, and the entire ABCI community. It would be some time before he fully realised the distinction conferred when the badge was pinned to his lapel.
11 June 2022
BREAKING BOUNDARIES: WHERE CHOIRS AND ROCK MUSIC MEET
Uģis Praulinš wouldn’t be the first former choir boy who turned to rock music. As a child, Prauliņš sang in the boys’ choir of Riga’s impressive medieval cathedral. He returned to his choral roots in 2002 after decades of playing in Latvian rock bands, writing the the spine- tingling Missa Rigensis for his alma mater.
11 June 2022
MEMORIES OF AMERICAFEST: 20 YEARS ON
This year marks 20 years since the ABCI last attended AmericaFest, a 10-day festival that brought together choirs from around the world. The invitation-only, bi-annual event was held from 1994 until 2002. In 1998, 2000, and 2002, the Australian Boys Choir and The Vocal Consort represented the country with distinction, both musically and in their conduct.
11 June 2022
2022 MID-YEAR APPEAL
Click the image above to hear from Liz Lindner as she shares a bit about her own remarkable journey with the Choir from parent, to key volunteer to our new General Manager!

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