TOURSThe Australian Boys Choir conducts regular international, national and regional tours. 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 ‘life skills’, as learnt through attending the Choir’s biannual Weekend workshops and residential Summer Schools each year.
Repertoire for tours is carefully selected to showcase Australia's exceptional choral composers and the harmonic and musical mastery of Australia’s ‘first and finest’ boys’ choir. National and regional tours prepare the Performing Squad for the rigours of international tours while also allowing the choir to reach regional audiences, especially children, and provide access to world class performances.
Workshops and performing with other choirs are highlights of the touring experience for our choristers. The shared language of music creates fond memories of workshops and tours that stay with the boys a lifetime!
Excellence is... a shared journey
July 31, 2019
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.
September 17, 2018
In September and October 2018 the Australian Boys Choir traveled with a mixed group of our adult male choir, The Vocal Consort, and our teenage changed voices choir, The Kelly Gang, to Europe, encompassing Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Highlight's included singing in Bach's church in Leipzig, Mozart's Cathedral in Salzburg and workshops with other local youth choirs.
September 23, 2017
Mid-September saw the Choir and The Vocal Consort in the heart of our country. The Choir sang at the Desert Song Festival in Alice Springs, visited the Ntaria/Hermannsburg Community, sang for the School of the Air and workshopped with Choirs and schools of Alice Springs.
June 23, 2017
At the end of June 2017, the Kelly Gang headed north to the Pemulwuy Male Voice Festival in Brisbane. Attending the festival every three years has become a sort of tradition for these young men.
September 23, 2015
This marked first ever International tour for the Kelly Gang with the Performing Squad. The repertoire was almost all Australian music, including works by Peter Sculthorpe, Paul Stanhope and Sarah Hopkins.
November 23, 2014
Touring regional areas is an important part of our work. In 2014, the Choir made separate visits to both Mansfield and Bendigo to perform and facilitate combined workshops in the community.