Nov 13

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.

 
Musicians
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!

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Oct 29

Barton Hills 3rd and 4th grade choir members performed their annual Halloween Show to an appreciative audience at the school on October 27. Enjoy this video of High Hopes and Pick Yourself Up shot by Scott Havis and produced by Choir Director Gavin Tabone.

 
Musicians
Drums – Jake Perlman
Keyboards – Gavin Tabone

High Hopes written by Van Heusen/Cahn
Pick Yourself Up written by Kern/Fields

Fun facts:

  • “High Hopes” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1959 movie A Hole In The Head, which starred Frank Sinatra and was directed by Frank Capra.
  • A children’s choir was used on the single release of “High Hopes,” which was credited to “Frank Sinatra and a bunch of kids.”
  • “Pick Yourself Up” by Jerome Kerns and Dorothy Fields was written for the film Swing Time (1936), where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
  • President Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech, quoted lyrics from the song, saying “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”
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Oct 11

The Barton Hills Choir performed on Saturday, October 8 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, sharing the Austin Kiddie Limits stage with renowned Austin singer/songwriter Nakia.

Enjoy this video of their performance of Sam Cooke’s 1962 hit ‘Twistin’ The Night Away’ shot by Scott Havis, edited and produced by Gavin Tabone.

 
Musicians
Drums – Jake Perlman
Bass – Jason Brint
Guitar – Don Cento
Choir director – Gavin Tabone

Stage producer – Sarah Gooding George
Stage manager – Casper Crisene
Big thanks to Tami Blevins and all the great C3 staff!

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Aug 20

 

This new video features the Barton Hills Choir performing David Bowie’s Starman.

Vocals – Barton Hills Choir
Piano – Gavin Tabone
Drums – Jake Perlman
Bass – Jason Brint
Guitar – Don Cento
Starman written by David Bowie

Produced by Gavin Tabone.
Mixed and mastered by Jake Perlman
A big thanks to the Ask Foundation

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