Phoenix Boys Choir helps ring in holiday season

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- There's nothing like the sound of young voices singing to help put you in the holiday spirit.

And we got to hear some of those sweet voices on Saturday's Good Morning Arizona, as a few members of the Phoenix Boys Choir paid a visit to 3TV.

The Phoenix Boys Choir, through educating boys in the art of singing and performing, helps develop character, discipline, leadership, global awareness, and a strong commitment to excellence.

The boys work hard, and get plenty of practice in mastering their craft.

"At this top level, this is the top of the choir, it is two, three rehearsals a week, for two hours," says artistic director Georg Stangelberger. "But at the lower levels, at the entry-level choirs, there is only a one-hour rehearsal,  two times a week."

There are plenty of opportunities to see the Phoenix Boys Choir perform around the Valley this holiday season.

Here are just a few of their upcoming appearances:

-Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Theresa Catholic Church (5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix)

-Monday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City)

-Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Mesa Arts Center (One East Main St., Mesa)

-Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley)

-Sunday, Dec. 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Chaparral Christian Church (6451 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale)

Founded in 1947, the Phoenix Boys Choir has programs featuring training in voice, music theory, and performance for boys age 7 to 14.

The Phoenix Boys Choir guarantees every member a world-class music education and one of the most significant experiences of his life. Currently, there are approximately 125 young boys and men participating.

Each year, the Phoenix Boys Choir offers a full season of concert performances offering a wide repertoire of music, from classical to popular selections.

In its 60+ years of history, the choir has frequently collaborated with other cultural arts organizations such as the Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Symphony, the Bach Choir and Orpheus Male Chorus.

Beginning with the Training Choir, boys can progress to Cadet, Town and Tour choirs, and upon graduation, participate in the Master's Choir. When the boys reach the performance levels of Town and Tour Choir, they have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally.

For more information on the Phoenix Boys Choir, visit www.boyschoir.org.