Fletcher Wolfe founded this storied and well-respected group in 1957. After Artistic Director and Conductor David White’s controversial tenure from 2001-2009, Wolfe returned to the helm of the group in August 2009 as Interim Director.
The Atlanta Boy Choir prides itself on both the diversity of its members and the variety of its repertoire, which includes early liturgical music from the late Renaissance period and prized works from 20th century modernity. Comprised of boys 5-14 years of age, the audition-only ensemble regularly performs in Atlanta and the surrounding region, as well as taking part in annual tours abroad to countries such as Italy, England, Russia, Greece, and Germany.
The Choir’s reputation as an elite performing group was confirmed when it won a 1989 Grammy for its inspired collaboration with the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on a recording of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. Its notable alumni include Justin Guarini of American Idol notoriety, opera singer Morris Robinson, and Broadway’s Shuler.
Atlanta Boy Choir Information
- Venues: Atlanta Boy Choir (1215 South Ponce de Leon Avenue); Georgia State Capitol (206 Washington Street SW); The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (353 Peachtree Street NE); The Cathedral of St. Philip (2744 Peachtree Road); The Temple (1589 Peachtree Street NE); The Glenn Memorial Auditorium (1660 North Decatur Road); Atlanta Airport (6000 North Terminal Parkway); The Monastery of the Holy Spirit (2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers); and other venues in Atlanta, the U.S., and abroad
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
- Performances/Programs: Around 15–20 per year
- Ticket Prices: Each performance is priced individually. Some performances are free, while others range from $10–$15.