With almost 250 members, the Phoenix Boys Choir is one of the largest and most active boy choirs in the United States. Begun in 1947, the choir has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and at international festivals. In 2000, they won the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for a recording of Penderecki’s “Credo” with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus. The concert schedule varies year-to-year, but the choir’s holiday concert series has become a Phoenix tradition, and its annual tour takes the boys all around the country. Led by renowned Artistic Director Georg Stangelberger, the choir has four different levels that act as feeder programs for the main choir, bringing talented boys and young men from all over the Phoenix area into the program.
Phoenix Boys Choir Information
- Venues: Multiple venues including churches and concert halls throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, and vicinity
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessible: Depends on venue
- Performance/Programs: Schedule varies. Each season includes three to four programs including “Holiday Traditions,” a traditional seasonal presentation of hymns from around the world and “Hooray for Hollywood,” a program featuring beloved hits from film classics
- Admission: Usually $20-$27. Discounts are available for seniors and children under 12. General admission tickets are $22 when booked in advance. Group discounts for 8 or more are also offered
- Other Items of Interest: The members of this choir range in age from 7 to 14. Auditions are held from April until October each year.