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.
BHC is chuffed to be honored by the Austin Chronicle in the 2016 edition of their annual “Best of Austin” issue as “Best Elementary School Elective.”
Head over to the Chronicle to check out the BHC award summary and all of the 2016 “Best Of” Readers Poll and Critics Picks.
Be sure to check out Peter Blackstock’s review of the Barton Hills Choir’s first weekend performance at the Austin City Limits Festival on the Austin360 Music Blog.
The review includes a great photo of the choir by Jay Jenner and a short video clip of “Golden Years.”
Peter knows how to start the ACL Festival experience off right!
The Barton Hills Choir will once again perform at the world-renowned Austin City Limits Music Festival. The Choir has previously appeared at the ACL Music Festival in 2009 and 2011, and both weekends in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
For 2016 the Choir is once again scheduled to perform on both weekends of the Music Festival. Mark your calendars now for Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 8. Both shows begin at 12:30 on the Austin Kiddie Limits stage. This year the choir will perform with Austin based singer-songwriter Nakia.
Don’t forget to check out the Choir’s bio page at the ACL Music Festival web site!