Tuesday, October 14, 2014

American Boychoir tour of the Midwest- don't miss them!

Hi, all! Hope everything is going well for you and your music programs. I'm posting this on a very drizzly afternoon in Chicago. At least it's not cold out!

I am writing to let you know that the American Boychoir is on a great concert tour of the Midwest. Artistic director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and the touring choir are amazing- I saw them most recently at the ACDA Southern conference in Jacksonville Florida last early Spring. They blew the audience away with an amazing range of repertoire and extraordinary singing artistry as well as unique stage presentation. It was an absolute treat to hear them. While in Jacksonville I was able to spend some social time with Melissa Malvar-Keylock, Fernando's very talented wife- she is one of the directors at the also very fine Princeton GirlChoir. We both discovered that we are proud germophobes, opening doors with our elbows or forearms, etc. It's how smart singers don't get sick- so we don't mind if someone laughs at us. I get sick about zero-one times during flu and cold season- so there!

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz

I also have a connection with the Boychoir since the very talented Fred Meads is the director of the training choir. Fred commissioned me to write some pieces for the Fort Wayne Children's Choir a few years ago when he directed there. Two of the pieces are published in Janet Galvan' s wonderful treble series with Roger Dean/Lorenz. I had a great time in Fort Wayne with Fred and his choirs there and even went and visited the grave of Johnny Appleseeed. Yes, Johnny, real name of John Chapman, is buried in a tiny little cemetery in Fort Wayne, surrounded on all sides by zooming car traffic, poor guy!
Johnny loved his apples! Note the offerings!

Fred Meads

If you live in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and especially Minnesota (where they will spend the most time) get thee to one of their concerts! You won't regret it- the Boychoir is AMAZING!

Hey, if you'd like to receive comp single copies of  the treble pieces I wrote for Fred, e-mail me at paulcarey440@yahoo.com

Here's a quick view of their schedule just below and here is a link to their website.

Friday, October 17
 American Boychoir Collaboration with Milwaukee Children's Choir @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, October 19
 American Boychoir @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Monday, October 20
 American Boychoir @ Shattuck-St. Marys School, Faribault, MN
Tuesday, October 21
 American Boychoir Residency @ St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
 American Boychoir Collaborative Concert with St. Olaf Choir and Northfield Youth Chorus @ St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Saturday, October 25
 American Boychoir Training Choir in Princeton, NJ
 American Boychoir @ Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL
Tuesday, October 28
 American Boychoir @ Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN
Wednesday, October 29
 American Boychoir @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, OH

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