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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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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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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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Vale – Harold Bird OAM

May 29, 2015
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The Choir Community was saddened to learn of the passing of Harold Bird OAM.

Harold was the Choir Manager in the early, formative years of the organisation along with Kevin Casey, Lyn Brereton-Casey and his wife Yvonne Bird; he gradually set the foundations for the Choir as […]

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2014 Retiring Choristers

2014 Retiring Choristers

December 25, 2014
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Are the retiring choristers getting younger? We welcome boys into the Elementary Choir as 7 or 8 year olds and before we know it we are presenting them with certificates acknowledging their years of service.

Last year we shook hands with…
L-R above, Patrick Rogers, Joshua Astbury […]

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Back-To-Day

October 12, 2014
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Fifty years may provoke many memories for hundreds of young men who have passed through our doors, but to the 180 boys currently singing with the National Boys Choir of Australia it means celebrating with a party!

That’s exactly what we did on Sunday 12 October – at […]

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Anniversary Dinner

June 1, 2014
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Fifty is a lot of years. And the span of years from 1964 to 2014 was always destined to be acknowledged.

A dinner, held at the Boulevard in Kew, was an ideal function to celebrate the occasion. With a guest list boasting original choristers and staff to OAM […]

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