Willow Grove, PA – Don’t miss the Keystone State Boychoir at Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 34 N. York Road, on Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. KSB is the only choir in the world to have toured all seven continents and recently members returned from a peace concert in Hiroshima, Japan where they represented the United States and performed with musicians from all over the world. Last summer KSB sang at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway for Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
“We are thrilled to have the energy and musical expertise of the boys from Keystone State Boychoir coming to Willow Grove. This is a rare concert in the northern suburbs, and a great chance for our community to hear them. They are inspiring to hear and a joy to watch. We can't wait,” says Rev. Cynthia Skripak of Willow Grove United Methodist Church. The church has many outreach programs including a free dinner for community members on the third Sunday of each month, a youth indoor soccer league during the winter and sending a mission team to Appalachia this summer as it has for over 30 years in a row. Willow Grove United Methodist was the first congregation to come to Willow Grove 125 years ago. The church’s sanctuary contains noteworthy, contemporary stained glass windows by the renowned Willet Studios, which also created windows for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The concert at Willow Grove United Methodist is a free will offering.
KSB’s spring concert will be held on May 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown featuring Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” for choir and organ. The 2013 KSBoychoir Festival, “Where the Music Comes From”, will be held on May 22 for any boy who loves to sing and travel the world.
KSB brings together 175 boys, ages 8-18, under the direction of Joseph P. Fitzmartin and Steven M. Fisher. KSB made history as the first choir to perform in Antarctica. Internationally, KSB has performed in the world’s major concert halls, including the Manaus Opera House in Brazil, the Petronas Philharmonik Hall in Malaysia, and the Hanoi Opera House in Vietnam, as well as in venues throughout Canada, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, Monaco, France, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Norway. Recently, KSB made its Broadway debut with Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell [Video]. The Keystone State Boychoir encourages and welcomes boys of all experience levels to audition for the choir. For more information about joining KSB, call Martha Platt at 215-287-3124 or visit www.keystonestateboychoir.org
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