Enjoy this new music video of the Barton Hills Choir and Joe Faulhaber (lead vocals and guitar) and Lee Braverman (bass) from Austin Dead cover band DeadEye performing the Grateful Dead’s ‘Scarlet Begonias.’ Backing vocals by 5th and 6th grade Barton Hills Choir members. This is the demo. Stay tuned for the official studio version.
The Barton Hills Choir performed for the Austin City Council on Friday, January 26, 2017 in Council Chambers. The Choir sang David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ and after the performance Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member Ann Kitchen officially proclaimed it to be Barton Hills Choir Day in the city of Austin. Enjoy these great photos from the event taken by Jennifer Nichols (click to enlarge).
For the eighth consecutive year the Barton Hills Choir performed holiday songs at the annual lighting of the Zilker Holiday Tree. This year was special because the event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the tree lighting in Zilker Park, under a tree created around the newly restored moonlight tower.
Enjoy these pictures taken by Dave Mead. Click on the thumbnail images below for a larger view.
Make plans now to get your holiday spirit in full swing by attending the lighting of the Zilker Holiday Tree, Sunday, November 27 at 6:00 PM. Come early to get a good seat and bring some pocket money for kettle corn and hot chocolate.
The Zilker moonlight tower the Tree is hung from was disassembled and removed in April for restoration, but returned and relit on August 31 in plenty of time for holiday preparations.
Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade members of the Barton Hills Choir will perform for the seventh year in a row. The choir will sing holiday classics including Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bell Rock, and Winter Wonderland. Accompanying the choir are Director Gavin Tabone on keyboards, Jake Perlman on drums, Tom Treanor on percussion, Jason Brint on bass, Don Cento on guitar, and Randy Franklin on mandolin.