Ben Kromholtz and Maria Johnson, Directors
The singers you hear today are the Northwest Boychoir Apprentices. These young singers are members of the training program that prepares choristers for advancement into the highly acclaimed Northwest Boychoir. This choir of boys ages 7 – 11 maintains an active performance schedule, as well as twice weekly rehearsals as part of their musical training.
The Northwest Boychoir Apprentices have performed with the Seattle Symphony in their Holiday Pops concert and annual Holiday Musical Salute. The Choir has also participated in Mateo Messina’s annual benefit concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Snowman Foundation’s Ten Grands at Benaroya Hall. The Apprentices regularly perform for numerous civic and private events, including Northwest Film Forum’s Holiday High Notes and the Christmas Ship.
For more than 40 years, the Northwest Boychoir’s musical sophistication has earned its reputation as one of the nation’s premier choir programs. The top level Northwest Boychoir will be presented by Seattle Symphony on December 23 at Benaroya Hall in A Festival of Lessons & Carols. The Northwest Boychoir will join the Seattle Symphony in January for Messiaen’s Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine.
Auditions for new membership are held twice yearly and are open to boys who will be 6 to 9 years of age at the time of class enrollment. No previous musical training is required. More information at nwboychoir.org