Mar 16

The Barton Hills Choir had the honor of performing the memorable anthem Don’t You (Forget About Me) from The Breakfast Club at the 30th anniversary screening of the movie during SXSW.

The screening featured a conversation with two of the film’s stars, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The photos above (click to enlarge) were captured from video of the performance. Watch this site for it to be posted soon!

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Mar 11

Enjoy this video of the Barton Hills Choir rehearsing Don’t You (Forget About Me), the signature song from the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.

Recorded at Barton Hills Elementary School, March, 2015.
Gavin Tabone – keys, guitar, tambourine
Don Cento – guitar
‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ – written by Forsey/Schiff
Video produced by Gavin Tabone

Fun Facts:

  • Soundtrack producer Keith Forsey originally asked The Fixx, Bryan Ferry, and Billy Idol to record Don’t You (Forget About Me) for the movie, but all three declined.
  • Simple Minds initially also declined, but encouraged by their record label, agreed to record it. Don’t You (Forget About Me) became a number one hit in the United States and around the world.
  • The song’s “la-la-la” coda is a case of a placeholder becoming the actual lyric, as neither Keith Forsey nor Jim Kerr of Simple Minds could think of actual words that made sense.
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Mar 02

Second and third grade choir members performed their annual show at Barton Hills Elementary on Thursday, February 26 to a large and appreciative audience. Watch these videos to relive the event, or enjoy it if you weren’t able to make it.

Video
Shot by John Scannell
Produced by Gavin Tabone

Musicians
Gavin Tabone – keyboards
Perlman – drums
Vocals – 2nd/3rd grade choir members

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Dec 15

Sixth grade members of the Barton Hills Choir shared the One World Theatre stage for two shows on Sunday, December 14 with renowned jazz pianist David Benoit and vocalist Selina Albright. Enjoy this video of the event shot by Chan Geltemeyer and produced by Gavin Tabone.

Set List
Oh Christmas Tree (Ernst Anschütz)
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Clark Gesner)
My Little Drum (Vince Guaraldi)
Just Like Me (David Benoit)
Christmas Time Is Here (Mendelson/Guaraldi)
Happiness (Gesner)
Linus and Lucy (Guaraldi)
The Christmas Song (Wells, Torme)

Musicians
Piano/Band Leader – David Benoit
Drums – Jamey Tate
Bass- David Hughes
Lead Vocals – Selina Albright
Additional vocals- The Barton Hills Choir
Choir conductor – Gavin Tabone

Credits
Video shot by Chan Geltemeyer
Video produced by Gavin Tabone

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