Spring 2015 Season is in the Works
The first rehearsal for this fall begins on January 9 (Friday) at 4:15. We are excited to be a growing organization and invite your interest:
Why Choose the Pittsburgh Boy Choir?
While other choral organizations for youth exist in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Boy Choir is the only one that exists exclusively for boys. The tradition of the boy choir dates back to the earliest periods of musical composition, and some of the greatest choral music ever written was composed for boy choirs. Research shows that children who participate in musical organizations like the Pittsburgh Boy Choir generally perform at a higher level academically than their non-musical peers.
The Pittsburgh Boy Choir develops skills that will be useful throughout life: personal responsibility, self-management, team interaction, poise, confidence, stage presence, and concert etiquette.
Believing that music is a gift of God and that boys love to sing, the Pittsburgh Boy Choir exists to enrich the lives of choir boys and members of the broader community through the study and performance of distinctive sacred music and folk song, rooted in centuries of Christian worship and artistic expression. An important goal of the Choir is to assist parents in forming boys into well-rounded young men with excellent character and leadership qualities.
What's New This Week
Message from the Artistic Director
Being involved with a boy choir is so much more than musical and vocal training. Choristers learn about tenacity, teamwork, delayed gratification, and emotional artistry.
I've watched this process during my seven years as assistant and accompanist at the Ragazzi Boys Chorus in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I am excited to join the Pittsburgh cultural scene as Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Boy Choir.
It is important for boys to have a place to sing – they compete while working towards a common goal.
I am fully committed to building a program that provides a musical foundation while challenging choristers with a variety of pieces, styles, and performing opportunities. As with many things in life, music is better together, and I look forward to new musical adventures with the Pittsburgh Boy Choir.
– Sarah Wannamaker