North Carolina Boys Choir

Spring Concert 2018

The Training Choir, Concert Choir, Prima Choir, and Chamber Choir invite lovers of choral music to join them in concert at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill on June 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Also preparing for their Spring Tour to Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks, the choirs will offer a mix of spirituals, American Folk Songs, 20th Century compositions, and classic choral arrangements by Handel, Bach, Purcell, Strauss, Copland, Rutter, Leavitt, Parker, Carmichael, and others.

The North Carolina Boys Choir was founded in 1972 as the Durham Boys Choir by William Graham and designated the North Carolina Boys Choir in 1983 by then-Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Through the years the Choir has sung with all the area’s major choral groups such as the Duke Chapel Choir, Choral Society of Durham, Choirs of Meredith College, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. They have also sung with the North Carolina Symphony.

The Choir tours nationally and internationally and has presented concerts in churches and cathedrals in Canada, England, and Scotland. In 2016, the North Carolina Boys Choir
participated in the Requiem by Faure; and this past April, they participated in the Te Deum by Berlioz. The North Carolina Boys Choir and North Carolina Girls Choir are under the direction of Robert Unger and David Cole.

Christmas Concert 2017

The North Carolina Boys Choir Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Training Choir; and the North Carolina Girls Choir Prima Choir and Training Choir invite lovers of Christmas Carols and Holiday Classics to join them at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham, Monday evening, December 18, 7:00 p.m.

The choirs will perform a mix of Christmas Carols from around the world with arrangements by Adam, Britten, Handel, Rutter, Willcocks; and Holiday Classics including: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire); The Little Drummer Boy; O Tannenbaum; This Christmastide; O Holy Night; Hallelujah Chorus.

The North Carolina Boys Choir was founded in 1972 as the Durham Boys Choir by William Graham and designated the North Carolina Boys Choir in 1983 by then-Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Through the years the Choir has sung with all the area’s major choral groups such as the Duke Chapel Choir, Choral Society of Durham, Choirs of Meredith and NCSU and Chapel Hill Voices. They have also sung with the N.C. Symphony Orchestra in the Christmas Pops Concert and the War Requiem.

The Choir has appeared on a number of area TV specials including “Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion” and “North Carolina People with William Friday.” The Choir tours nationally and internationally and has presented concerts in churches and cathedrals in Canada, England, and Scotland. In summer 2014, the Choir sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. May 2017, the Choir was featured at the Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC. The North Carolina Boys Choir is under the direction of Robert Unger and David Cole. We are pleased and honored to sing this concert in the marvelous acoustic space at St. Stephen’s Church.

NC Boys Choir Spring Concert 2017

The NC Boys Choir will present their Spring Concert at First Presbyterian Church in Durham Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The choir was founded 45 years ago at First Presbyterian by Bill Graham and is glad to return home for this event.

Currently led by Robert Unger and David Cole, the treble-voiced boys in the concert choir are featured. A chamber choir of fathers and alumni singing tenor and bass, and a girls’ ensemble Prima will also participate, along with the training choir.

The program will consist of classical, folk, and patriotic selections, with some audience participation. Composers include Casals, Faure’, Parry, and Purcell. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

BERLIOZ’ TE DEUM

We join the Choral Society of Durham, Duke Chapel Choir, and Riverside High School Chorus for this majestic work at Duke Chapel, Duke University Campus, Durham, NC.

With Rodney Wynkoop, conductor.

Join us on Sunday, April 30, 20167 for the performance at 4 p.m. Tickets available.

 

Winter Concert for the Holidays

Join us for seasonal songs of celebration and joy!

All of our choirs will share their talents with you on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and open to all at University Presbyterian Church in downtown Chapel Hill, in the sanctuary of 209 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

A wonderful way to celebration the season!

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Auditions open for 2016-17 choirs

THE NORTH CAROLINA BOYS CHOIR

THE NORTH CAROLINA GIRLS CHOIR


Auditions to be held

Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8:45 am or 11:00 am

Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:15 pm or 8:30 pm


For boys and girls who love to sing!

The North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir are arts organizations for young boys and girls between the ages of seven and eighteen.  They perform in concerts throughout the area and take part in wider opportunities with other choirs.  As the girls and boys with educational opportunities; and travel locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad for performances.

More than just a choir . . .

The North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir educate and train girls and boys in the art of performing the finest music in the choral tradition.  Through musical training and choral experiences, the girls and boys develop an appreciation of a wide range of choral literature. They gain self-confidence and poise, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and acquire self-discipline and self-respect. They bond with other girls and boys who share their love of music.  

How to join . . .

The North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir will hold auditions for boys and girls ages 7-14 (approximately)  prior to, and following, the North Carolina Boys Choir rehearsals in the Fellowship Hall at Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (Corner of Willow Drive and US 15-501.)

Children and their parents will have an opportunity to observe rehearsals.   Questions, or unable to attend these auditions but interested? Please contact:

Robert E. Unger 919-239-9083 robert.unger@rlcary.org

or David Cole 443-974-8431 coledavid@hotmail.com

NC Boys Choir Spring Concert June 5

We invite you to join us for a concert  to celebrate spring with a mix of classical choral arrangements.

The concert will feature performances by the North Carolina Boys Choir Concert Choir, Training Choir, and Chamber Choir.

Music selections include works by Purcell, Bach, Bencini, Wood, and Brewer; 20th century compositions by Clausen, Leavitt, Manual, Rudolph, and Stroope; and spirituals arranged by Hogan, Berg and Dilworth.

The North Carolina Boys Choir is under the direction of Robert Unger and David Cole.

The concert will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. June 5, 2016 in the sanctuary of University Presbyterian Church, located at 209 E. Franklin St., downtown Chapel Hill.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. The North Carolina Boys Choir is a non-profit 501(c)(3), and all donations support the activities of the choirs.

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds of Christmas

Join us for the North Carolina Boys Choir Christmas Concert

Christmas concertAll are invited to hear the North Carolina Boys Choir perform its annual Christmas Concert in mid-December.

Join us for the concert on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Binkley Baptist Church, located at 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. 

The concert will feature traditional secular and sacred Christmas music. Seize this wonderful chance to enjoy classical holiday music in the midst of the holiday season!

The concert is free, and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Donations to support the North Carolina Boys Choir are received with gratitude. No tickets are required.

Vespers for All Saints Day

The chiming of the hour at 5 p.m. marked All Saints Day at Binkley Baptist Church, where members of the NC Boys Choir joined the Binkley Chancel Choir and Bell Choir for hymns and anthems.