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All-American Boys Chorus presents ‘In the Summertime’ at Nelson United Church

By Contributor
July 22nd, 2014

The internationally acclaimed ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS will bring its troupe of 31 young singers to Nelson United Church on Tuesday, July 29 for a concert titled “In the Summertime!”

Tickets are available at Otter Books, 398 Baker Street, Nelson – (250) 352-3434.

The 31-voice ensemble, from nine to 15 years old, will present audience favorites from a wide range of the music landscape.

Best of Broadway tunes include selections from West Side Story and Beauty and the Beast. There will also be medleys featuring the California sounds of The Beach Boys and the Mamas and the Papas, pop tunes from Michael Jackson and Chicago, swinging songs from the Big Band era and jazz classics.

The Chorus, known as America’s Most Beloved Boys Choir, has been described as “outstanding, pure energy and simply wonderful,” says Music Director Wesley Martin.

“We’ve also developed a strong reputation for ‘theatricality’—for doing more than just standing there and singing.”

Executive Director Anthony S. Manrique notes that “throughout our 44-year history, The All-American Boys Chorus has provided boys — more than 1,000 of them to date—with the training, motivation and opportunity to develop and exercise leadership qualities within an exceptional program of choral music.”

Manrique adds that the group has completed 54 concert tours in North America, Europe and Asia. “In 2013,” he says, “we experienced an absolutely wonderful trip during which we performed in New Zealand and Australia! And we’re thrilled this summer to be returning to beautiful Canada.”

The Chorus has appeared on the Disney Channel, with Josh Groban at Disneyland, in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, at the Calgary Stampede and Edmonton Klondike Days in Canada, and in TV commercials for KFC, Mazda and Cartoon Network.

The group also received enthusiastic reviews for its participation in various productions at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts including appearances with maestro John Williams and the Pacific Symphony, with the Pacific Chorale, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Chorus has produced five full-length albums, available on CD: the first is titled A Little Christmas Magic; the second, On the Sunny Side of the Street; the third, another holiday album named The Best Gift of All; the fourth, featuring audience favorites, called By Request!; and the latest, On Tour!

For more information, visit the group’s Website at or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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