The American Boychoir
Founded in 1937 The American Boychoir is recognized as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the USA. Boys from fourth to eighth grade come from across America and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at the choir’s home based school in New Jersey. A symbol of American musical excellence, The American Boychoir has been invited to sing for every U.S. President since John F. Kennedy. The choir and its young soloists are also in great demand for performances with America’s top orchestras including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Many world renowned artists have collaborated with the choir including conductors James Levine, Alan Gilbert and Charles Dutoit, legendary singer Jessye Norman, jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and pop icons Beyoncé and Sir Paul McCartney. Under the leadership of Litton-Lodal Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, The American Boychoir gave 100 choir concerts during the 2015/2016 season. In addition they gave four national tours of the USA, performed Mahler’s Symphony No.8 with the Philadelphia Orchestra on several occasions and gave concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The legacy of The American Boychoir is preserved through its extensive recording catalogue of more than 45 commercial recordings, and the launch of its own CD label Albemarle Records. More recently the choir has also enjoyed further international prominence through the release of the movie Boychoir starring Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates with the soundtrack sung by members of The American Boychoir.