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The mission of the D.C. Boys Choir is to identify musically talented young male students and help them to develop self esteem by revealing and nurturing their creativity through artistic expression.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To develop positive social and cultural experiences which facilitate alternatives for understanding and respecting cultural and ethnic differences

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To provide opportunities for performances in notable venues both domestic and abroad

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To reinforce academic skills in reading through interpretation of text and vocabulary expansion

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To reinforce academic skills in mathematics by enabling the boys to demonstrate their understanding of rhythm, note and rest duration, and meter signatures

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The D.C. Boys Choir is a group of musically talented young male students, established to help develop self-esteem by revealing and nurturing their creativity through artistic expression.

The D.C. Boys Choir has established itself as one of the premier youth choirs in the nation. From its inception in 1993 sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Education Program of the District of Columbia Public Schools and as a local and community choral group, the choir has emerged on the national and international scene with honor and distinction. Under the leadership of Eleanor Stewart, a retired vocal music teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools, the D.C. Boys Choir has a long and distinguished list of outstanding command performances from Harlem to the White House.

The D.C. Boys Choir offers membership, by audition, to boys ages nine to thirteen enrolled in the District of Columbia Schools. For an appointment and additional information, you may contact Ms. Eleanor Stewart at (301) 853-6433.

Performance Highlights

Harlem Boys School in New York

Morehouse Mens Glee Club at Morehouse College

14th Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2002

Performance in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater as special guests of the Washington Men's Camerata, 2001

Represented the District of Columbia at the International Children's Choir Festival at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 2001

Performance of the Berlioz Te Deum with the Washington Symphony Orchestra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 2000

Music Educators National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., 2000

Christmas performance with the Howard University Choir and Orchestra, 1999

Workshops and performance with South African choral director, Mr. Vaughn Van Zyl, associate director of the world renowned Drakenberg Boys Choir, 1997

Represented the District of Columbia in the American Musical Salute commemorating Austria's Millenium, 1996

Concert tour in Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck, Austria, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Paris, France, 1996

Performance at The White House, 1996

Last updated: December 4, 2014

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