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The Albuquerque Boy Choir
PO Box 14453 Albuquerque, NM 87104
Central
505-369-6006

The Albuquerque Boy Choir, a non-profit in its 76th year of operation, is the state of New Mexico's oldest arts education organization. Boys age 6-18 participate in one of three groups, the Choristers (a training choir), the Concert Choir (the premier performance choir) and Cantamos (a group for young men whose voices have changed). Chester T. French founded the Choir in 1937. Under the direction of such talented leaders as George Geake, Harry Hook, John Clark, Michael Mauldin, and Ed Torrez, the choir has entertained and inspired audiences around the world. Participating in choral festivals and performances throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, the Albuquerque Boy Choir is a New Mexico treasure. The group has recorded four full length CD's and has collaborated with other choral groups, orchestras and symphonies. The choir has sung on TV and radio, from the depths of Carlsbad Caverns and the cliffs overlooking the Grand Canyon. In June of 1995, they sang for President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC. The Concert Choir won "best of show" awards in two categories at the Greater Southwest Music Festival in Amarillo, Texas. Now in their 76th year, the Albuquerque Boy Choir has begun a new chapter. Mr. Paul Halsted has taken the reigns of the Concert Choir and the responsibilities of Artistic Director for the organization. Mr. Nicholas Prior has agreed to lead the young men in Cantamos, the choir's group for changed voices.