Highlights

Oliver Thomson

Casey Young Citizen of the Year 2016

March 3, 2016
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Oliver Thomson (NBCA 2010-2015) has been awarded the Casey Young Citizen of the Year award for 2016.
At just 13 years of age and a student at St Francis Xavier College Berwick Campus, he has a passion for the arts and is a talented musician, singer and […]

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Michael Casley | 1956 – 2016

February 3, 2016
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Sadly, the Choir lost one of its founding members earlier this year. The following is a reflection by Lyn Casey-Brereton, one of the original NBC staff members and now a Patron of the Choir.

I was privileged to attend the Requiem Mass and Thanksgiving for Michael’s […]

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Welcome to Mandy Lyn Brook

January 26, 2016
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BA/BMus (Hons)

Yes, we are sad to say au revoir to Ruth Tenace, however, we are delighted to welcome Mandy Lyn Brook to the Artistic Staff. Mandy comes to us with an operatic background, having worked with both Opera Australia and Victorian Opera, and she spent 12 […]

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Farewell to Ruth Tenace

January 10, 2016
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Ruth Tenace joined the Artistic Staff of NBCA in 2003. Ruth has worked with the training choirs during her thirteen years with the Choir, primarily as the Accompanist but more recently sharing the tutoring and conducting role with Alexandra Boemo.

Ruth has regularly toured with the Choir including […]

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Carols by Candlelight

December 24, 2015
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What would we do on Christmas Eve if there were no Carols by Candlelight? For twenty-eight years the boys have been involved with this iconic Christmas event.

The boys eagerly await the release of the coveted list of names – 60 boys are selected for C by C […]

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Retiring Choristers

December 20, 2015
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Each year it happens. 2015 was no different. We congratulated and farewelled 22 boys as they moved from the treble Choir with voice change. However, on the plus side, we look forward to inviting them back to sing with the Men’s Choir later in the year.

The […]

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Christmas Party for Special Children

December 19, 2015
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New to the NBCA was an invitation to participate in the Christmas Party for Special Children. The idea of the party was born out of a request from The United Nations, in 1979, to help celebrate the International Year of the Child. The Melbourne party began in 1994 […]

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Christmas Concert

December 19, 2015
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Phew! What a corker of a night. Even with the air conditioning ramped up inside Hamer Hall, there was no denying it was HOT outside. Thank you to our boys, men’s choir and families for keeping your cool under extreme temperatures.

After a bight opening from our […]

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Nick Bredhauer

Whitefriars College, Father Frank Shortis Award – 2015

December 15, 2015
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Nick Bredhauer (NBCA 2007-2011) and Choir Co-Captain 2011, attended Whitefriars College and was awarded the Father Frank Shortis Award – 2015.

The award goes to a Year 12 student who ‘over his time at the College has consistently embodied, exhibited and promoted the spirit and ethos of […]

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Morning Melodies

December 14, 2015
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Another regular fixture on the NBCA December calendar is Morning Melodies, a series of monthly concerts promoted by Hamer Hall. The boys were again invited to participate in the popular Christmas Melodies.  This final concert of the 2015 series heralded the arrival of the festive season and offered […]

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