About Your Florida BoyChoirs
The Florida BoyChoirs is a Christian classical music organization rooted in over 2000 years of tradition of boys singing in worship and performing on the concert and opera stage.
The organization presently offers the St. Petersburg BoyChoir and Tampa BoyChoir. Membership is available by audition to boys of all faiths, ages 8 through 17, of unchanged, changing and changed voice. No boy is denied 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 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 and spiritual compositions. Works such as Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and Missa Brevis in D Major, selections from the Christmas Oratorio and Cantata #142 of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Mass in G Major of Franz Schubert and Fantasia on Carols of the Nativity commissioned of American composer William G. Wade. Operas performed include Carmen, Tosca and La Boheme with Opera Tampa and St Petersburg Opera, 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. The boys have sung with the Florida Orchestra in The Lord Of The Rings Symphony and were selected to perform in the 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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