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Treble can t wait for big break
Treble can't wait for big break

Fifteen-year-old Hale School student and treble singer William Huxtable can't wait for his voice to break. Since 2008, he's been hitting the high notes in St George's Cathedral Choir, where he's the current holder of the Grace Cathedral medal, awarded to the choir's best singer.

Added to that, his prodigious singing talent can now be enjoyed on his debut CD, Nulla in Mundo Pax, which is worth a spin if you enjoy heaven-reaching numbers such as Faure's Pie Jesu and the highly virtuosic Rejoice Greatly, from Handel's Messiah.

Despite all the success he's had with his treble voice, William is keen to learn where a more manly voice will take him musically.

"I'm looking forward to my voice breaking and seeing where it goes," he says. "I could be a tenor or a bass."

For now, William tries to be content with his voice as it is, rising above the taunts he receives from his school peers.

"Some of my real friends actually do appreciate my voice, but on the odd occasion, I do get hassled - about how I'm 15 and can sing really high. But I don't really care," he says.

On making Nulla in Mundo Pax, he worked with a professional recording crew and celebrated classical industry professionals such as WA soprano Sara Macliver and St George's Cathedral organist and master of choristers Joseph Nolan.

Nulla in Mundo Pax is available from the St George's Cathedral shop.