Aug 28

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Check out the newly updated Artist Bio page about the Barton Hills Choir at the Austin City Limits Festival web site!

This is the fourth year the Choir has performed at the ACL Festival, with previous appearances in 2009, 2011, and 2013.

They are especially honored this year to be joined onstage by special guest Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian to perform Me and the Major, Write About Love, and I Didn’t See It Coming from Belle and Sebastian.

The Barton Hills Choir is performing Friday, October 3rd on the Bevintel Stage from 11:15 AM-12:00 PM, and on Friday, October 10 at the Zilker Stage from 11:15 AM-12:00 PM.

You can see Murdoch performing with Belle and Sebastian the same evenings from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM on the RetailMeNot Stage.

Friday day passes for Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 are still available but going fast, so get your tickets now to see these very special shows!


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Aug 19

The Barton Hills Choir will be performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this year on both Fridays – October 3rd and 10th at 11:15am. The choir will perform many songs from the Scottish band Belle and Sebastian and front man Stuart Murdoch will accompany the choir on three tunes – Me and the Major, Write About Love, and I Didn’t See It Coming.

Mr. Murdoch met the choir at this year’s SXSW festival where the choir performed for the screening of his movie, God Help The Girl, at the Paramount Theatre.

Here’s a video of one of the Murdoch tunes recorded by the choir this summer.


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Jul 11

Students attending Choir Summer Camp from June 23 through 27 performed their show on Thursday, June 26th in the Barton Hills Elementary cafeteria. The show included a mix of new Belle and Sebastian tunes the kids will perform at the Austin City Limits Festival in October and choir classics. Campers included students from 2nd through 6th grade, with help provided by Choir alumni.

Enjoy these videos of their performance shot by John Scannell and Chad Geltemeyer, produced by Gavin Tabone, with audio mastered by Jake Perlman.

Keyboards – Gavin Tabone
Bass – Don Cento
Drums – Jake Perlman

SET 1A: This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie), Give Life Back to Music (Daft Punk), God Help The Girl, Come Monday Night, Mayfly (Stuart Murdoch)

SET 1B: Invincible (Muse), Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Starlight (Muse)

SET 1C: Asleep on a Sunbeam (Belle and Sebastian), Another Sunny Day (Murdoch), Write About Love (Belle and Sebastian), I Didn’t See It Coming (Belle and Sebastian)

SET 2A: Help Me Rhonda (Wilson/Love), California Dreaming (The Mamas and The Papas), Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)

SET 2B: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen), Tonight You Belong to Me (Rose/David), Octopus’ Garden (The Beatles), Daydream Believer (The Monkees)

SET 2C: Charlie Brown (Lieber/Stoller), Rockin’ Robin (Thomas), Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)


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