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The American Boychoir Comes to Tellico Village

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments

East TN Mountain ViewsDiscover a ‘Wonderful World’ with The American Boychoir as it embarks on its 2012 Winter Tour. 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 “riveting involvement and full-bodied sound.”

The American Boychoir, under the musical leadership of Litton-Lodal Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, will be at The Community Church of Tellico Village, 130 Chota Center in Loudon, on Sunday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for this event are currently available at the church and the Village Salon in Tellico Village. They will also be available at the door on the night of the performance. For more information, call the church at (865) 458-1516. Featuring musical selections from around the world, audiences are sure to be mesmerized by a memorable performance.

The American Boychoir’s 2012 Winter Tour Choir will perform 21 concerts in nine states including GA, FL, AL, LA, MS, TN, SC, and VA. 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, Sarah Hopkins, 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 the country 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 and Spoleto Festival USA.

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.

Boys in grades 3-6 who love to sing are encouraged to audition after the concert. No preparation is necessary. BOY5More information about The American Boychoir can be found at www.americanboychoir.org.

The programs offered by The American Boychoir School are made possible in part through funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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