The Florida BoyChoir is available by audtion to vocally gifted boys, grades 3 through 12, of all faiths. No boy is denied full membership in the Florida BoyChoir due to financial concerns. In order to make the Florida BoyChoir experience possible to boys whose families are not able to afford membership, donations from individuals, corporations and foundations is needed. The Florida BoyChoir does not accept nor apply for tax derived funding of any kind.
See http://FloridaBoyChoirs.com for more information.
The Florida BoyChoir is a Christian classical music choir rooted in over 2000 years of traidtion performing on the concert stage, opera stage and for church worship. Membership is available by audition to boys of all faiths, grades 3 through 12, of unchanged, changing and changed voice.
Carmen production with St Petersburg Opera
The Florida BoyChoir was founded by Choirmaster Brian L. Collar, in July of 1986, a non-profit cultural youth organization. Since that time hundreds of Choirboys have made recordings and appeared on radio and television in the United States and Canada. They have toured throughout Florida, to eighteen U.S. states and internationally to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland and Poland. The Florida BoyChoir has to its credit performances of classical folk and spiritual compositions. Works such as Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols and Missa Brevis in D Major, selections from the Christmas Oratorio and Cantata #142 of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Mass in G Major of Franz Schubert and Fantasia on Carols of the Nativity commissioned of American composer William G. Wade. Operas performed include Carmen, Tosca and La Bohem with Opera Tampa and St Petersbur Opera, Gian-Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Malcolm Williamson's The Happy Prince, and a one act adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado. The boys have sung with the Florida Orchestra in The Lord Of The Rings Symphony and were selected to perform in the Broadway touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and were featured in a Nostalgia Network Christmas Special which was broadcast nationally.
Amahl and the Night Visitors, Backstage at the STRAZ (Tampa)
Time out for some whitewater fun while on tour.