The Downtown Concert Series is thrilled to bring one of America’s finest musical ensembles to the heart of Freehold. The American Boychoir, under the leadership of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, has dazzled audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation, and ensemble virtuosity. The Boychoir performs regularly with world-class orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and is often featured with such illustrious conductors as James Levine, Charles Dutoit, and Alan Gilbert. They will be performing at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 PM.
The American Boychoir is frequently invited to join internationally-renowned artists on stage, and the list of collaborators reflects the extraordinary range of the ensemble: from great classical artists such as Jessye Norman and Frederica von Stade to jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and pop icons Beyoncé and Sir Paul McCartney. The choir's young soloists are also in high demand and have joined forces with many orchestras across the country. As an icon of American musical excellence, the Boychoir has been invited to sing for every sitting U.S. President since John F. Kennedy. Touring frequently at home and abroad as preeminent ambassadors, the American Boychoir spreads messages of beauty and hope through outstanding musical achievement. “It’s a special opportunity to hear one of the country’s most respected choirs in performance right here in Freehold!” says Mark Hyczko, Artistic Director of the concert series.
Boys in 4th through 8th grades, reflecting the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the United States, come from across the country and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at the American Boychoir School in Princeton. The legacy of the Boychoir is preserved through an extensive recording catalog, which boasts over 45 commercial recordings and the launch of its own label, Albemarle Records.
Tickets for individual concerts are $25 for adults and $10 for students 18 years and younger. St. Peter’s Church is located in downtown Freehold at 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ. For additional information and to purchase tickets please visit our website at Downtownconcertseries.org or call 732~431~8383.