About Your Florida BoyChoirs
The Florida BoyChoirs is a Christian classical music organization open to vocally gifted boys of all faiths. The mission of the organization is to
"Glorify God Through The BoyChoir Tradition".
This tradition is rooted in over 2000 years of boys singing in worship, concerts, and in staged opera and musical productions.
The organization offers the Tampa BoyChoir, St. Petersburg BoyChoir, and Lakeland BoyChoir. Membership is available by audition to all boys in grades three through twelve of unchanged, changing and changed voice. No boy is denied full membership due to financial limitations. The Florida BoyChoirs is supported by donations, concert revenues and membership tuition.
History of the Florida BoyChoirs
The Florida BoyChoirs was founded by ChoirMaster Brian L. Collar, in January of 1986, as a non-profit cultural youth organization. Since that time hundreds of Choirboys have made recordings and appeared on radio and television in the United States and Canada. They have toured throughout Florida, to eighteen U.S. states and internationally to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland and Poland.
The Florida BoyChoirs has to its credit performances of classical, folk, opera, musical and spiritual compositions. Works by such masters as Bach, Britten, Bernstein, Handel, Pinkham, Schubert and others is regularly part of the boys' repertoire. Fully staged professional operas such as Carmen, Tosca and La Boheme are often a part of season. The boys have performed with Opera Tampa, Florida Lyric Opera and St Petersburg Opera. Self-produced operas such as Gian-Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Malcolm Williamson's The Happy Prince, and a one-act adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado have been performed. The boys have sung with the Florida Orchestra in The Lord Of The Rings Symphony, a Broadway touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and were featured in a Nostalgia Network Christmas Special which was broadcast nationally.
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