In anticipation of their summer tour to the East Coast of the U.S., The Phoenix Boys Choir performs On The Road: Arizona To West Virginia at 3 p.m. Sunday May 15 at Willow Canyon High School, 17901 W. Lundberg St., Surprise.
On The Road will feature the Boys Choir exploring the heritage and music of the American Southwest, performing alongside several guest artists including the Yellow Bird Apache Dancers and youth from the Tradiciones Dance Company.
Moving eastward, the Boys Choir will then perform popular folk and bluegrass tunes including “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Man of Constant Sorrow” and share stories of Appalachia with Romen Buffalo and the Loyal Order.
Tickets for On The Road: Arizona To West Virginia range from $20-$42 and are on sale at boyschoir.org.
Each year, the Phoenix Boys Choir embarks on a summer concert tour, performing throughout the United States as well as internationally. As cultural ambassadors for Phoenix and the State of Arizona,
PBC will be taking this concert “on the road” in June, bringing the sounds and traditions of the Southwest and Appalachia to venues across the United States.
The Phoenix Boys Choir Tour Choir (ages 10-16) will journey to the East Coast June 16-29 with performances at the Appalachian Festival of Young Voices and congregations in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
Younger members of the Phoenix Boys Choir (Town Choir) will be touring to Southern California June 21-25, performing at the San Diego County Fair and congregations in San Diego and Los Angeles.
“Touring with the Phoenix Boys Choir gives our boys and young men the opportunity to appreciate, first-hand, during their formative years, the differences and similarities of people from other countries, cultures, and communities. Each time we travel, our hearts and minds widen as we share our love for music, cultural awareness, and connection. Touring also develops independence, problem-solving skills and confidence. The ultimate impact of touring with the Phoenix Boys Choir is shaping future leaders who will understand and empathize with their neighbors and know that the world is full of neighbors.” stated Herbert Washington, Artistic Director Phoenix Boys Choir, in a press release.
Before its Surprise show, Phoenix Boys Choir will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday May 14 in Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
For more information on Phoenix Boys Choir, its concerts and its programs for youth, visit boyschoir.org.
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