My son joined the Houston Boychoir at age twelve after being in a different choir for three years. He was accepted into the Chamber Choir and in the past year has learned music skills that he did not have before. He can now sight read as the choir has the boys learn their songs singing solfege before they learn the words. He has learned to count complex rhythms, recognize key signatures and phrasing. He keeps a practice log and has learned the discipline of daily practice. He was also taught to tie his own tie! The Houston Boychoir is rigorous and the music is challenging. The boys are held to a high standard musically which I especially appreciate! The director, assistant director, and staff are professional and very caring and supportive. They care about and are considerate of the parents as well as the boys, which is important. There are many performances throughout the year as well as a tour in the summer. The Houston Boychoir has a great reputation in the community and is presented with amazing opportunities and the boys reap the benefits. My son loves to sing and I wanted him to have an excellent music education in a caring, healthy, safe environment. The Houston Boychoir is a great, well thought out organization with gifted directors that really do help raise a boy to be an excellent, responsible young man who is also a highly trained professional musician. Also, a boy can audition and still be in the tour choir as an Olde Boy throughout Highschool when his voice changes. I find this to be particularly wonderful to have this support for a boy who loves to sing.
Christmas would not be Christmas without the music of the Houston Boychoir. That said one particularly moving Chistmas moment occurred when, in a lively church, a deep alumni voice sang out "Imagine" by John Lennon. I am a practicing Christan, and hearing this song of the oneness of us all moved me to my core. Such a voice and event is representative of the kind of courageous nurturing that is the core of the work of the Houston Boychoir. It is a group as diverse as this most diverse of American cities. Yet they harmonize in the most beautiful of ways. Further, the older alumni nurture the younger boys in support of not machismo, but for the love of singing. Don't miss a concert if you can help it!
This group of young men is outstanding, and the alumni that sings at their Winter/Spring concerts always are fantastic and add a great touch. I highly recommend seeing them in concert; you won't be disappointed!
My brother love Houston Boys Choir. He sing and practice everyday for the song. Their songs are so beautiful and graceful. It made everyone feel very peaceful inside. The boys grew up together as a team and support each other no matter what. The practice that happen once a week is something that my brother look up to the most. Absolutely LOVE Houston Boys Choir!!!!
My son was in the Boys Choir last year. It was a wonderful experience. He learned about music. He also learned about teamwork, discipline, and the beauty of working together for a common goal to produce something greater than can be done on your own. They do truly help boys grow to men.
The Christmas performances of the Houston Boy Choir are one of the most delightful experiences of the season. The choir is an essential part of the Houston cultural landscape.
A half-century of magnificent work in providing young men with the empowering and life-changing experience of making music marks Houston Boychoir as one of the great achievements in Houston's rich landscape of Art and Culture. Houston Boychoir stands as an institution of hope for a better future. I congratulate its excellent leadership.
This organization is love. Giving the young ones not only something to occupy thier time but skills to carry on and even produce confident and strong minded individuals for future endeavors. Thanks for building up our children and showing them "how". Your organization is appreciated!
My son has been a member of The Houston Boychoir for the past 7 years. I cannot praise enough the organization on how many different ways they work so hard to enrich a young boys life. Yes there is music, singing as a team, harmony, sight-reading, musical experience, but to me, more importantly the opportunities that are given to sharpen their lifeskills at a very early age are priceless! They sing in a number of weddings, opening ceremonies, civil events throughout the year and learn discipline, professionalism, and providing meaningful community service. Every boy in Houston should go through this program. They will be 10 steps ahead of their peers at every stage of teir life.