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 28

Barton Hills 3rd and 4th grade choir members performed their annual Halloween Show to an appreciative audience at the school on October 27. The choir performed oldies favorites including Love Potion #9, Charlie Brown, Daydream Believer, and many more. They were accompanied by Choir Director Gavin Tabone on keyboards and Jake ‘Mr Bubbles’ Perlman on snare drum.

Enjoy these photos from the event courtesy of Dave Mead click to enlarge).

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May 12

4th grade members of the Barton Hills Choir enjoyed a special performance at Austin’s iconic Barton Springs Pool on May 12, as they entertained guests attending the Barton Springs Conservancy Spring Gala, and were treated to a cool swim after their show. The Choir was accompanied by Gavin Tabone on keyboards and Jake Perlman on drums.

Enjoy these photo of the event taken by Choir Director Gavin Tabone (click to enlarge).

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Nov 02

Third and fourth grade members of the Barton Hills Choir performed their annual Halloween Show to a large and appreciative crowd on October 29. Enjoy these videos shot by Chan Geltemayer and produced by Choir Director Gavin Tabone.


 

 

Vocals – Barton Hills Choir
Keyboards – Gavin Tabone
Drums – Johnny Duran

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