Austin Girls' Choir is a performing choir well known throughout the United States and Europe for its high standards and level of excellence. The organization serves girls age 8-18 from Austin and surrounding communities. Many girls enter as beginners, but rapidly learn to sing in three- and four-part harmony. They share a strong love for music and music-making, and delight in challenging repertoire ranging from jazz, swing and folksongs to madrigals and classical works.
Founded in 1990 by Artistic Director Sara Burden-McClure, the group tours widely, singing in such venues as Carnegie Hall and English, French, German, Italian and Czech cathedrals, and a variety of sites all over the contiguous United States. The Choir has been featured on CNN, C-SPAN and BBC Radio, as well as on numerous television newscasts and radio programs.
The girls are taught music theory, sightreading and ear training skills, and develop personal responsibility, self-discipline and performance poise as they learn to function as part of a team and to value one another. They take pleasure and pride in achieving new levels, mastering difficult works, and sharing their accomplishments with appreciative audiences. The girls sing in several languages, and learn about other cultures’ arts and history as part of music preparation. Junior and “Dual” choristers rehearse twice weekly; Senior choristers once per week.
Please call 453-0884 for more information about performances, camps and auditions. A concert calendar is available at www.austin.girlschoir.com .
I would encourage anyone in or near Austin to take their girls and try out for Austin Girls' Choir. I can not begin to tell you all of the benefits we all received by my daughter being a member of this choir. The music you taught my child was a great gift, but what you don’t know is how it and everything else she learned with you affected her life later on through college and parenthood. I only wish we lived closer, so some day my granddaughter could audition.