|October 8, 2016|
The Barton Hills Choir is led by Barton Hills Elementary School music teacher and choir director Gavin Tabone. The Choir is comprised of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from the school and accompanied by professional musicians, including guitarist Don “El Cento” Cento, bassist Jason “Mr. Boom Boom” Brint, and drummer Jake “Mr. Bubbles” Perlman.
Their repertoire spans golden oldies from the Beatles, Elvis, and The Beach Boys and numbers from Broadway musicals like “Annie” to songs from more current bands like Wilco, Muse, The Flaming Lips, and Belle and Sebastian. They performed at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2009 and 2011 and appeared at the Festival on both weekends in 2013, 2014, and 2015. They were joined by special guest Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian for their shows at the 2014 ACL Festival as they performed his songs, and honored to share the stage with Belle and Sebastian for several songs during their second weekend show. Last year, they featured Foo Fighters tunes in their set.
This year the choir will be joined by Austin based singer-songwriter Nakia. Their set will feature tunes by David Bowie, Queen, and Sam Cooke as well as other choir classics.