NEWS & REVIEWS

NEWS & REVIEWS

" The glorious Agnus Dei, with all four soloists combining beautifully, complemented by the 50 voices and strings, brass and drums, brought this excellent program to a close. Dinopoulos led a tight and well-judged performance, leaving those who had attended either live or digitally with some superb musical memories of this Austrian Encounter."

Steve Moffatt, Limelight Magazine, 23 May 2022

31 May 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!

Thank you for considering donating via the Choir's Give Now page this EOFY.
30 May 2022

NOW HIRING: SESSIONAL TUTOR

Applications are now open for the position of Sessional Tutor at the Australian Boys Choral Institute, commencing Term 3 2022. Click here for application information and to read the position description.
23 May 2022

AUSTRIAN ENCOUNTERS REVIEW

‘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.
19 April 2022

SEEKING NEW SINGERS – SIGN UP TODAY!

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!

Click here for more information.

18 April 2022

CONCERTMASTER RACHAEL BEESLEY

Meet the Co-Artistic Director and Concertmaster of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra Rachael Beesley. ARCO joins with the Australian Boys Choir and The Vocal Consort for Austrian Encounters in May. Full interview here.
17 April 2022

DISCOVERING MOZART’S ‘LITANIAE LAURETANAE’

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.

13 April 2022

SOPRANO SUZANNE SHAKESPEARE

Meet soprano soloist Suzanne Shakespeare ahead of our collaboration together in Austrian Encounters alongside the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra for two performances in May. Read the interview here.
6 April 2022

ONE OF HAYDN’S MOST ENDURING WORKS

Joseph Haydn is one of the most important composers of the Classical era and was widely celebrated during his lifetime. He is credited with making considerable developments in the genres of the symphony, the string quartet and piano trio, but also composed a significant body of vocal music including operas and devotional music. Click here to read more.

30 March 2022

CONTRALTO EMILY BAUER-JONES

Contralto Emily Bauer-Jones sings with the ABCI ahead of our collaboration with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra for Austrian Encounters in May. Learn more here.
28 March 2022

A FORGOTTEN MASTERPIECE

Michael Haydn has almost faded into obscurity. The younger brother of the now much more famous Joseph Haydn, his music is no less impressive. We are thrilled to present the Australian premiere of Michael Haydn's Litaniae Lauretanae MH 71. Click here to learn more about this fascinating piece.

27 March 2022

TENOR HENRY CHOO

Leading tenor and celebrated ABCI 'Old Boy' Henry Choo returns to perform with the ABCI Austrian Encounters in May. Click here to read the interview.
26 March 2022

SPARROWS AND MOZART’S SENSE OF HUMOUR

Mozart wrote this charming work in 1775 or 1775 for in Salzburg while he was employed as a court musician in Salzburg. His works during this period show a verve and enthusiasm, and also often his tremendous sense of humour. The 'Spatzenmesse' (or 'Sparrow Mass') is no exception. Discover more here.