Discover a ‘Wonderful World’ with The American Boychoir as it embarks on its 2011 Fall Tour. The American Boychoir, under the musical leadership of Litton-Lodal Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, will be performing at Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207 on Tuesday, November 8th at 7 pm. For more information, call (502) 895-2459. Boys, in grades 3-6 who love to sing, are encouraged to audition after theconcert. No preparation is necessary. More information about The American Boychoir can be found at www.americanboychoir.org. The American Boychoir has been enriching the cultural life of the nation for over 74 years by bringing its unique and joyful sound to people around the world. Experience the choir hailed by The New York Times for their “rivetinginvolvement and full-bodied sound.” Featuring musical selections from around the world, audiences are consistently mesmerized by a memorable performance.
The American Boychoir’s 2011 Fall Tour Choir will perform concerts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and West Virginia. For these concerts, Mr. Malvar-Ruiz has chosen music from the recently released American Boychoir recording Journey On- Passport to a World of Music. Selections include works by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Veljo Tormis, SarahHopkins, Moses Hogan, Morten Lauridsen, and arrangements of folk songs from Asia, North and South America, and Africa.
The American Boychoir is regarded as the United States’ premier concert boys’ choir. It continues to dazzle audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. Boys in grades 4 through 8, reflecting the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the United States, come from across thecountry and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at the school. The American Boychoir School, the only non-sectarian boys’ choir school in the nation, was founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1937, and has been located in Princeton, New Jersey, since 1950.
Maintaining an active national and international touring schedule, The Boychoir performs with world-class ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. The Boychoir appears regularly as featured artists with James Levine at the Tanglewood Music Festival and has performed with the internationally renowned soprano Jessyè Norman, prominent jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, pop diva Beyoncé, and at Carnegie Hall with Sir Paul McCartney.
Often called upon for boy soloists, members of The American Boychoir have performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and at the Berkshire Music Festival.
The American Boychoir has been extensively recorded on its own label Albemarle Records and broadcast on radio and television, with over forty-five commercial recordings.
The programs offered by The American Boychoir School are made possible in part through a grant by the New JerseyState 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.
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