Performance Highlights

The American Boychoir, in addition to its numerous tours to cities across the United States, is frequently called upon to perform with some of the world’s most prominent orchestras. The Choir is often asked to make special appearances on TV, and radio, commercial and movie soundtracks.

Orchestral Appearances

American Symphony Orchestra with Leon Botstein
Baltimore Symphony with Marin Alsop
Berlin Philharmonic with Claudio Abbado
Boston Symphony Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa, André Previn and James Levine
Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Zubin Mehta and Mstislav Rostropovich
Cincinnati Symphony with James Conlon
Cleveland Orchestra with Christoph Von Dohnányi
Israel Philharmonic with Kurt Masur
London Symphony Orchestra with Gianandrea Noseda
Los Angeles Philharmonic with André Previn
Lucerne Festival Orchestra with Claudio Abbado
National Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey Opera with Valery Ryvkin
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with Hugh Wolf and Jacques Lacomb
New York Philharmonic with Mariss Jansons, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, John Eliot Gardiner and Lorin Maazel
New York Pops with Skitch Henderson
Orchestra della Toscana with Luciano Berio and Robert Shaw
Orchestra of St. Luke’s with John Nelson and Tan Dun
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique with John Eliot Gardiner
The Philadelphia Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, James Levine, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Charles Dutoit
Princeton Symphony Orchestra with Mark Laycock
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra with Hans Vonk
Staatskapelle Berlin
Vienna Philharmonic with James Levine

National Television and Radio Appearances

A Carnegie Hall Christmas with Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Frederica von Stade and André Previn
Christmas at the Pops with John Williams and the Boston Pops
Christmas Symphony with Jessye Norman
Concerts for First Art, a nationally syndicated radio show
Journey of Butterfly and Journey of Butterfly: The Legacy – Public TV documentaries of the Boychoir’s performance of I Never Saw Another Butterfly in The Czech Republic
Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee with Michael W. Smith
A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts
CBS’ This Morning on Christmas Day
CBS, United States Tennis Association Women’s Finals, September 2004
CNN’s Real News for Kids
NBC’s Today for Christmas
PBSLive from Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, September 2001, a Memorial Concert for the victims of 9/11/01
Public Radio International’s Carols for Christmas with The American Boychoir, December 2000, 2001 and 2003
Voice of America, the official radio and television network of the United States Government, broadcast to more than 100 million people internationally

Commercial soundtracks for Kodak (Clio-winning “True Colors”), Alpo, Apple Computers, BMW, Colonial Williamsburg, CNN, Coty Stetson, M & M, Merrill Lynch,, Odyssey Computers, Oracle Computers, Solomon Smith-Barney, and Volvo

Special Concerts and Events

Presidential Prayer Service, St. Paul's Chapel, New York, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001

North American premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's oratorio, Ecce Cor Meum, Carnegie Hall, November 14, 2006

New Year's Eve of the Millenium - Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the New York Philharmonic

World premiere, with the New York Philharmonic, of two pieces commissioned by the Disney Corporation

The American Boychoir’s 60th Anniversary gala with Wynton Marsalis

A Joyous Christmas concert series with the Gabrieli Brass

National and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association

World premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Singing Child at the Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, South Carolina (three soloists in lead roles)

Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Opera Company of Philadelphia and at the Hollywood Bowl (three soloists)

Joint concerts with Chanticleer in California; McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Joint concerts and tour with the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir from South Africa


Messe Basse (Albemarle Records)

Voices of Angels - Christmas Favorites from The American Boychoir (Albemarle Records)

Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (Albemarle Records)

Lullaby – Music For The Quiet Times (Albemarle Records)

Litton Live! The Farewell Concert (Albemarle Records)

American Songfest (Albemarle Records)

Mass & Vespers for the Feast of Holy Innocents (LINN Records)

Fast Cats and Mysterious Cows - Songs from America, with Patricia Petibon and Catherine King (Virgin Classics)

The Prayer Cycle by Jonathan Elias, with Alanis Morissette, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and others (Sony Classical)

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur (Teldec)

Sing! (ABS Recordings)

Hymn (Angel and Sparrow)

By Request (Angel)

Carol (Angel)

Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi and Handel – Julianne Baird and Drew Minter with period instruments (MusicMasters)

The American Boychoir On Tour (Ocaso)

Chichester Psalms, Bernstein; and I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Davidson – American Symphony (MusicMasters)

Hymnody of Earth, Malcolm Dalglish and Glen Velez (MusicMasters)

A Joyous Christmas – The Atlantic Brass Quintet (MusicMasters)

Trumpets Sound, Voices Ring (MusicMasters)

On Christmas Day – Cathedral Symphony Orchestra (Ocaso-Ryco-Musical Heritage Society)

Christmastide and In the Spirit – Jessye Norman (Philips)

A Carnegie Hall Christmas – Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Frederica von Stade (Sony Classical)

The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky – Boston Symphony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon)

The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky – New York City Ballet Orchestra (Nonesuch)

La Pique Dame, Tchaikovsky – Boston Symphony Orchestra (RCA Redseal-BMG)

Symphony No. 3, Mahler – Boston Symphony Orchestra and Jessye Norman (Philips)

This Is My Country (Pro Arte Digital)

Messiah (Smithsonian Collection)

grace – Kathleen Battle (Sony Classics)

On Eagle’s Wings – Michael Crawford (Atlantic)

Arrigo Boito Mephistofele “Prologue” (RCA)

Various recordings with the following artists: John Williams and the Boston Pops, Amy Grant, Gloria Estefan, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the New York Collegium

American Boychoir soloists appear on Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars with Julius Rudel and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (MusicMasters), and Elliot Goldenthal’s Juan Darien (Sony Classical)

International Tours and Festivals

2013 International Choral Festival, Daejeon, South Korea
2008 2nd International Mens and Boy's Choral Festival, Czech Republic
2007 Tanglewood Festival
2004 Rigas Doms Festival, Riga, Latvia with additional concerts in Denmark and Sweden
2003 Japan Tour
2002 6th World Choral Symposium on Choral Music, AmericaFest
2001 Bermuda Festival
2000 Des Moines Int’l Children’s Choral Festival
Cheer Formosa Int’l Choral Festival
Lincoln Center Festival
1999 Philadelphia Orchestra Mann Center Festival
Tanglewood Festival
1998 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
AmericaFest (Artists-in-Residence)
Bermuda Festival
1996 Cultural Capital of Europe Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark, Germany and Iceland Tour
Japan Tour
AmericaFest (International Choir from USA)

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