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
12 August 2023
It was very exciting to re-start our touring program in July 2023 with singers from The Kelly Gang and The Vocal Consort travelling to Brisbane to participate the Pemulwuy National Male Voice Festival. Being part of a group of 400 singers working together was a powerful experience for all involved. Click here to read and see more from Brisbane.
31 July 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.
17 September 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.
23 September 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.
23 June 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.
23 September 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.
23 November 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.
7 August 2013
Diary excerpts from a Parent Carer who recounts the energy and vibrance of the week long 2013 Malaysian tour. From the boys breaking into song on the tour bus despite their 11 hour journey, to workshops, performances, Embassy visits and networking with dignitaries, to shopping adventures and cultural tours. This tour had it all.