PHOENIX BOYS CHOIR
Georg Stangelberger, Artistic Director


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tours to Europe, the Orient, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and throughout the United States. 1997 World Tour included performances in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin; Royal Albert Hall, London; Great Hall of the People, Bejing
  • Performed for three U.S. Presidents
  • Appearances with Doc Severinsen, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Wonder, and three times with Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops
  • Three First Place awards at Florida International Boychoir Competition.

QUOTES
"...professional and exiting to hear."
--The Oregonion

"The Phoenix Boys Choir sang like angels. Their dulcet tones...were perfect for the simplicity of the music and the innocence of the text." --Register-Guard

"Some of the finest boychoir singing I have heard."
--Sir David Willcocks

Since its inception in 1948, the Phoenix Boys Choir has maintained the historic tradition of singing boys and a commitment to lively entertainment.

Each season, 32 to 40 singers from the 170 member Phoenix Boys Choir are selected for membership in the Organization's elite Touring Choir. Ranging from 10 to 14-years-of-age, these singers are lauded internationally for the intensive Arizona-based training program.

Concert tours throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the Orient have brought the choir audience and critical acclaim as one of the globe's outstanding boy choirs. The Phoenix Boys Choir has performed for three United States Presidents; with name entertainers such as Doc Severinsen, Stevie Wonder, Dinah Shore and Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra; and at numerous concert halls and festivals including Sainte Chapelle in Paris, San Yat-Sen Memorial Concert Hall in Taipei, the prestigious Linz Music Festival in Austria and the Chautauqua Summer Music Festival in New York. During their 1997 World Tour, the Choir performed in London's Royal Albert Hall with the renowned Sir David Willcocks and in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

The Choir performed in the 1998 world premiere of Penderecki's Credo with Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Helmuth Rilling. The recording of this performance by Hanssler Classics was the winner of the INDIE award for 1999 Best Recording (classical-orchestra category) and is available worldwide.

The Choir has released five compact discs - "Angels Are Everywhere," "Once More, Just for Fun," "Our Finest Gifts," "Making Spirits Bright," and "Legacy of Song" -- as well as soundtracks for broadcast advertisements for Southwest Airlines and Intel. The Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Florida Orchestra, and Omaha Symphony among others, have called on the Choir's soloist talents.

At home in Phoenix, the Choir presents a public concert series designed to showcase the distinctive sound of singing boys and enhance their talents with fine guest artists. In addition, the Training, Cadet, Town, Tour, and Alumni Choirs perform more than 90 programs at the request of sponsors in all corners of the metropolitan Phoenix area each year.

Over 170 boys participate annually in the choir's training program, headquartered in its own 12,000 square foot facility. In addition to musical training, youngsters gain poise, self-confidence, awareness, independence and a strong commitment to excellence,

The experience of a Phoenix Boys Choir performance, however, is perhaps best described by a New York critic who wrote: "Their concert made us all reaffirm our belief in youth and music."

Georg Stangelberger,
Artistic Director

  • Unparalleled international experience
  • 13 years with the Vienna Choir Boys, most recently Deputy Artistic Director
  • Composed music for Vienna Choir Boys
  • Conducted before an audience with Emperor Hirohito
  • Conducted more than 700 performances of Vienna Choir Boys
  • Performed in every major concert hall on five continents
  • Performed and recorded with: Claudio Abbado,Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sherrill Milnes, Ricardo Muti, Sejii Ozawa, Luciano Pavarotti


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