The Maryland State Boyschoir will perform the next Pennsylvania Consort Guest Artist Series concert on Nov. 16 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 144 W. John St., Bedford.
The doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Now celebrating its 33rd season, the Maryland State Boyschoir, under the direction of Stephen A. Holmes, serves Maryland as its “Official Goodwill Ambassadors.” The choir performs 100 times annually throughout Maryland and on national and international tours that have taken them to 35 states and 14 countries.
The choristers have sung at many distinguished venues, including The White House, National Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Recent boyschoir musical programs have included performances of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” with Baltimore Concert Opera, the premiere of “Monster in the Maze” with Baltimore Choral Arts at Kraushaar Auditorium, American Choral Directors Association’s national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, “The Polar Express” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Modell Lyric Opera House, Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” with the Bach Concert Series and Leonard Bernstein’s “Kaddish” at both The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
The boyschoir’s annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sells out three performances each December. Other memorable performances include a tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King with the Washington Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, the Twentieth Annual Baltimore Boyschoir Festival directed by Sandra Snow, and singing for the opening ceremony at the PGA President’s Cup with Presidents George H. W. Bush and William Clinton in attendance.
The boyschoir has also collaborated with renowned international ensembles, including Bonifantes from the Czech Republic and the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir of South Africa.