The renowned Maryland State Boychoir returns to historic Old Wye Church in Wye Mills, MD. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20. The Boychoir, Maryland’s “Official Goodwill Ambassadors,” are offering a concert, “Music Through the Ages,” with something for every musical taste, motet to barbershop, anthems to world music, Renaissance to gospel. Admission at the door is $12, with age 15 and younger free.
Trained according the rigorous system of the Royal School of Church Music established in 1927, the Maryland State Boychoir has performed in more than 30 States and nine foreign countries since its founding in 1987. The choir’s reputation for excellence has resulted in invitations to perform in notable venues ranging from the White House and Kennedy Center in Washington to Coventry Cathedral in England.
The Boychoir returns to our area as a part of the annual Concert Series of the Wye Conservatory of Music, founded to carry on and expand music programs initially developed by Wye Parish. The Conservatory is under the overall direction of former New York opera lead Bonnie Forgacs of Denton and Assistant Director, Amy Morgan of Easton. Its other programs include the high school-age Choral Scholars program, the Wye Youth Chorale for younger students, individual voice and piano training for all ages, and the popular summertime Wye Operetta Workshop (WOW!) for high school- and college-age participants.
Further information concerning the upcoming Boychoir concert can be obtained by calling the Wye Parish office at (410) 827-8484. For more information about the Maryland Boychoir, go to http://www.marylandstateboychoir.org/about-us/. For information on the Conservatory, contact Marie U’ren at (410) 822-5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.