Austin Girls' Choir to perform at Woodlands church
A free performance by the Austin Girls’ Choir’s tour ensemble is scheduled for June 18.
The choir will perform at 7 p.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4930 West Bellfort. Twelve girls ranging in age from 10 to 18 will present a program that features choreographed swing tunes, light classical works and more. Most of the songs are in four- to six-part harmony and are considered difficult to perform even by adult standards.
The choir includes girls from Austin and surrounding communities. Artistic Director Sara Burden-McClure works with each child at each level, teaching them to read music, recognize note intervals, sing scores on sight and understand basic music theory. Austin Girls’ Choir does 40 performances a year, and the music the girls learn encompasses Renaissance to present day. An AGC tour ensemble performs an adult-level concert tour every June, with a dozen concerts in a chosen area of the U.S. or Europe.
Austin Girls’ Choir was founded by Burden-McClure in September 1990 in what she described in a press release as “a three-month experiment in single-gender education.” The choir is now widely considered one of the upper-echelon treble choirs in the U.S.
The choir will also perform at the Woodlands Christian Church, 1202 N. Millbend Drive, in The Woodlands at 7 p.m. June 19, then in Bay City 7 p.m. June 20 at First United Methodist Church, 2300 Avenue H, and Corpus Christi 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Central Christian Church, 6301 Weber Road.
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