Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
7 Jul 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
One of America’s oldest and most celebrated boy-choirs celebrates its 50th anniversary with an Asian tour which brings the 100-strong choir and chorale to Singapore for the first time.
The Emmy-winning and Grammy nominated choir is renowned for their musicianship, intelligence and interpretative abilities. Established in 1968 and led by Jeffrey R. Smith since 2004, Philadelphia Boys Choir is known as “America’s Ambassadors of Song”, proudly representing both the City of Philadelphia as well as the United States of America on its many concert tours around the globe. They have cultivated a devoted worldwide following for their highly-acclaimed concerts and performances.
PBCC’s achievements include recordings with internationally renowned orchestras and soloists, such as Luciano Pavarotti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, television appearances, and praise from critics and audiences worldwide. Recent concerts include special performances at the Notre Dame in France, D-Day Beaches in Normandy, and King’s College in England.
National television appearances include Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show. Recent and upcoming engagements include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, a 15-concert tour of China. They were the first American performing arts group to perform on Cuban soil in the decades following the Cuban revolution. President George Bush proclaims the Philadelphia Boys Choir “The cream of our crop.”
The varied and specially planned programme for Singapore includes well-known American favourites, spirituals, hits from Broadway musicals and a premiere of commissioned songs based on contemporary lifestyle.
Esplanade Concert Hall
1 Esplanade Drive