The Barton Hills Choir is led by Barton Hills Elementary School music teacher and choir director Gavin Tabone. The Choir is comprised of 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, and The Flaming Lips. They performed at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2009 and 2011 and appeared at the Festival on both weekends in 2013.
The Barton Hills Choir plays gigs at Texas venues and events like South by Southwest and has released 4 CDs. The choir likes to feature in their ACL set tunes from the festival's headliners.
This year, the choir will be performing songs by Belle and Sebastian (as well as a few choir classics). They are honored to have Stuart Murdoch join them during their set both weekends of ACL Festival to perform a few B&S songs!