Celebrate Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir – Support Local Arts and Young Musicians! Concert, December 16 and 17, 2011
Last year, I met someone who I can confidently say is one of my favorite people in Atlanta, Adisa Nickerson; he introduced me to one of our city’s most incredible organizations, the Georgia Boy Choir, for which he serves as Executive Director.
The Georgia Boy Choir, which is comprised of boys from ages four through high school, not only gives these young musicians an opportunity to hone their craft and learn advanced music skills, but also teaches them discipline, teamwork, responsibility and other important life skills. Music education has been proven to be a valuable part of childrens’ education, and the Georgia Boy Choir is providing that opportunity for boys from all around the Metro Atlanta area.
This weekend, the internationally renowned Georgia Boy Choir will kick off the holiday season with the very popular Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir production on December 16 and 17 in the beautiful sanctuary of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, where they are currently serving as the Ensemble-In-Residence. This fantastic concert will feature not only the seasoned Concert Choir, but all five choirs of the Georgia Boy Choir including the Apprentice Choir comprised of boys ages 4 through 7 (how cute are they!), along with a full orchestra performing all of your favorite carols and songs to kick off the holiday season. Quickly becoming a city tradition, the evening includes a fun Christmas party for kids courtesy of Elegant Event Sitters, Atlanta’s largest performance of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with the audience invited to join in the fun and singing, and lots of homemade Christmas treats. Tickets for Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir are $12, $20, and $40 and can be purchased by visiting http://georgiaboychoir.
Hearing is believing: here is a video of the performance choir recorded at last year’s Christmas concert:
Halfway through their third year, the Georgia Boy Choir is achieving an unprecedented level of success and recognition. This past summer they traveled to Great Britain where they served as the Choir-In-Residence at Oxford Cathedral; the summer before they traveled all the way to China. They will cap off this season with an appearance at the Baltimore Boychoir Festival in May and a Scandinavian tour that will take them to Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, and Estonia.
Photos and video courtesy of Georgia Boy Choir