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The American Boychoir to highlight Sikes Fine Arts Series Oct. 18
CELEBRATING HARMONY- THE AMERICAN BOYCHOIR
70TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
At Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, GA
PRINCETON, NJ (Sept. 19) – For 70 years, The American Boychoir has been enriching the cultural life of the Nation by bringing its unique and joyful sound to people around the world. Experience the incomparable and electrifying voices of The American Boychoir under the musical leadership of Litton-Lodal Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz at Brewton-Parker College’s Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. With a program as diverse and dynamic as the boys themselves, audiences are sure to be mesmerized by a memorable performance.
The American Boychoir
The Boychoir’s Celebrating Harmony 70th Anniversary Tour will include music from each of the choir’s seven decades as well as selections from its new CD due out in October 2007 – HARMONY: American Songs of Faith.
Boys in third through seventh grades, who love to sing, are encouraged to audition after the concert. No preparation is necessary. More information about The American Boychoir can be found at www.americanboychoir.org.
The American Boychoir 70th Anniversary Tour began in July at the Tanglewood Music Festival with Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director James Levine leading the Orchestra and The American Boychoir in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The Boychoir will perform over 90 concerts in 15 states during its 70th season culminating with the 2nd International Boys & Men’s Choral Festival in the Czech Republic in July 2008.
Founded in 1937, The American Boychoir is the United States’ premier concert boys’ choir and one of the finest boy choirs in the world. For seventy years it has been dazzling audiences worldwide with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit and ensemble virtuosity. In addition to maintaining an active national and international touring schedule, The American Boychoir performs and records regularly with world-class artists and ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, opera superstar Jessye Norman, pop diva Beyoncé, Bobby McFerrin and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Comprised of boys in grades four through eight, and representing 24 states in the U.S., as well as Colombia, Switzerland, France, and Korea, The American Boychoir offers a unique and rigorous musical and academic curriculum, and fellowship for young people. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1937, the Choir has been located in Princeton, N.J., since 1950.
The programs offered by The American Boychoir School are made possible in part through a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding has been provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. This free performance is made possible by and is part of the Sikes Fine Arts Performance Series at BPC.
For more information about the Oct. 18 performance, please contact the Division of Music’s secretary, Jennifer Blaylock, at 912-583-3136.