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.
The Barton Hills Choir was honored to share the stage with the Austin High School Glee Club for a performance on Thursday, Nov. 10th, 2016. Enjoy this video of Neil Sedaka’s ‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do’ from the show shot by Scott Havis and produced by Choir Director Gavin Tabone.
Drums – Jake Perlman
Bass – Jason Brint
Guitar – Don Cento
Piano and choir director – Gavin Tabone.
Special thanks to Todd Gardner for running the PA and Austin High Choir/Glee director TR Forrest!
BHC will perform a song for the City Council and the Mayor will proclaim January 26, 2017 Barton Hills Choir Day! City Council meetings are broadcast live on Channel 6 (Google Fiber and Time Warner Cable) and Channel 99 (AT&T U-Verse) and streamed at atxn.tv.