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Raleigh Boychoir celebrates 50 years with day dedicated to group

Posted August 16

Choir members hold the official proclamation.
Courtesy: Raleigh Boychoir

The Raleigh Boychoir marks 50 years of songs, singing and music education this year with a fitting tribute to start the celebrations. Today, Aug. 16, is Raleigh Boychoir Day, as proclaimed by Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and the City Council.

Jeremy Tucker, the choir's artistic director, and members of the choir, performed before the council Tuesday. I caught up with the group afterwards to learn more about the group and catch a few measures of song. Watch the video, which was originally a Facebook Live interview on Go Ask Mom's Facebook page.

The Boychoir is designed for boys starting in first grade and moves up with them - even after their voices change - into the high school years and beyond. The group travels around the country and the world to perform at some pretty amazing venues.

For interested boys and their families, the Boychoir will be hosting the Raleigh Boychoir Experience from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 27, at Pullen Park. The free event is a chance for boys to learn more about the program. Registration is required. You can do that through the Boychoir's website.

The choir also will host auditions on Aug. 24. And the 50th anniversary season begins Sept. 16 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

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