Thursday, February 19, 2009

The American Boychoir

In the lists of all of the great boy choirs from around the world America is well represented by the American Boychoir. They have a special, singular style of singing both classical and church music that is easily recognizable.
Where they really excel is with American music like that of Leonard Bernstein , Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and others.

I laugh when I hear them sing ‘I Bought Me a Cat’ and old hymns like ‘Softly And Tenderly’ bring back memories of the small country church that I attended as a boy. I love every song of theirs that I have heard no matter what type of music it is. Obviously, they are one of my very favorite choirs and I am really excited about their spring tour. I finally get to see them sing.

The ABC draws boys from all across America to attend the American Boychoir School for both a musical and academic education. The school is the only non-sectarian boy’s choir school in the country.


  1. In 1998, ABC gave a beautiful, haunting arrangement of What Child is This? for a compilation disc; I still listen to that every Christmas. ABC need more exposure in (of all places) the United States!

  2. Thanks Kelsie, I totally agree that these boys are not as famous as they should be. They have such a great sound.

  3. Did you know that the American Boychoir originated in Columbus Ohio?