The Austin Carolers
Where else but Austin can you find a vocal quartet that sails seamlessly from traditional Christmas songs to jazzy arrangements of seasonal pop tunes? That group is The Austin Carolers, Austin’s only professional caroling ensemble. From concert setting to sing-along parties, youngsters to oldsters, we bring the joy of the season through song.
The Austin Carolers are five seasoned professionals who joined forces in 1994, because we love to sing – especially the songs of Christmas. The Austin Carolers’ repertoire includes both traditional carols and popular Christmas tunes, sung with great flair with either guitar accompaniment or in the more traditional unaccompanied style. Many of our arrangements have been created for us by Grammy-nominated arranger and composer Bill Ginn. These arrangements are unique, ours alone, and set us apart as a caroling group. We also write our own arrangements – and lyrics – which reflect life in Austin at Christmas time. Truly, we are not your grandmama’s Carolers.
The Austin Carolers often stroll, singing as we go, children following behind. When we find a spot we like, we do draw a crowd. We have been sighted from the aisles of Central Market to the pathways of the Arboretum, the Georgetown Tree Lighting Celebration in Georgetown Square, the Triangle Tree Lighting, the Domain Shops and Round Rock Premium Outlet Malls, the Village at Westlake… we get around. Of course, we perform shows standing still, and we adapt our show to all occasions: private parties, corporate receptions, office Christmas parties or concerts. Our costumes are Charles Dickens era, but our music is timeless.