Published April 13, 2006
The Atlanta Boy Choir’s spring concert will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King, on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $20.
This accomplished and acclaimed choir is comprised of young boys between the ages of 4 and 18. Founded 48 years ago by Fletcher Wolfe, this organization has enabled over 5,000 boys from all walks of life to grow musically as they learn to sing beautiful masterpieces and appreciate great music. Within the rigorous training required, these boys learn the importance of hard work and self-discipline. In 2001, David R. White took over as director of the choir. His motto, “Be the best boy you can be,” is a testament to the dedication of the organization to the overall development of every boy in the choir.
The choir is structured in five levels that coincide with the boys’ ages and musical abilities. At the concert level, choir members begin their touring careers. Every summer the concert choir and now the recently formed young men’s ensemble embark on a performance tour. Past destinations have included the White House in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Salzburg Cathedral in Austria.
This summer the Atlanta Boy Choir will tour Italy, including a visit to Rome and a private tour of the Sistine Chapel. They will also sing at an audience with Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica.
While the choir members are from all denominations, both Christian and non-Christian, several are parishioners at local Catholic churches, including All Saints Church in Dunwoody, Mary Our Queen Church in Norcross, and the Cathedral of Christ the King.
For more information about the Atlanta Boy Choir or to purchase tickets, visit their Web site at www.atlantaboychoir.org or call the office at (404) 378-0064. Tickets will also be available at the door.