Austin choir set to visit for concert


Austin Girls’ Choir’s tour ensemble will be in Fredericksburg Monday, June 17, to sing a free concert at 7 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 Austin Street.  

Ten girls ages 10-18 will present a program ranging from choreographed swing tunes to light classical works.  

Much of their repertoire is in three- to five-part harmony, and is considered difficult by adult standards, according to director Sara Burden-McClure.

The choir draws girls from Austin and its surrounding communities.  

Burden-McClure works with each child in each level, teaching them to read music, recognize and sing note intervals, sing scores at sight, and understand basic music theory and harmony concepts.  

Austin Girls’ Choir’s ensembles sing about 40 performances a year altogether, and the music the girls learn encompasses Renaissance to present day.   

Every June, an AGC tour ensemble sings several concerts in a chosen area of the United States or Europe.  

Highlights have included a 2008 White House performance for President Bush, being featured on BBC Radio and twice on CNN, performing at Carnegie Hall, singing full Evensong at the Washington National Cathedral, and cathedral tours in England, France, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic.

This year’s tour takes the choir through Fredericksburg, Uvalde, Del Rio, Victoria and Corpus Christi.