A Choirboy Christmas concert

All-Choirs Christmas Concert

2016_Christmas_Poster_2Music Magic, the youngest (and cutest) singers
Cadet Choir, our talented training choir
Viking Choir, the award-winning international touring choir
Kantorei, older boys and dads of choirboys

Sunday, December 18, at 3 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
9141 County Rd 101, Maple Grove, MN
(click for map)

No tickets required, but a freewill offering will be accepted.
Light refreshments after the concert.

Give to the Max Day 2016!

Support the North Star Boys’ Choir and help more boys in Minnesota have the opportunity to experience excellence in music, practice discipline, and learn respect for themselves and others.  Donations made below are processed securely through the GiveMN website.

Join the North Star Boys’ Choir!

Join the North Star Boys’ Choir and be part of Minnesota’s renowned boy-choir tradition.

  • Award-winning European sound.
  • Open to boys age 5 to 12+.
  • No previous musical experience required.
  • Learn proper vocal and breathing techniques.
  • Practice good manners and respect toward others.
  • Rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Corcoran/Maple Grove (10025 Brockton Lane).

“The beautiful sound of a boy’s voice is with him only a very short time, so don’t delay.”

To register, fill out our online registration form.  Or learn more by reading the short, two-page Information for New Families (pdf).

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The two-page pdf above should answer most of your questions about the choir.  If you still have questions, we’d love to answer them for you!  Send an email to staff@nsbc-mn.org or call us at (763) 221-9466.

When you’re ready to go, register here for the North Star Boys’ Choir.

“Already for the second time
young American singers were guests of the Suhl Boys’ Choir.

Their excellent concert in the Hauptkirche was enthusiastically received.”
– Freies Wort, Suhl, Germany

The North Star Boys’ Choir was founded in 2011 and has its roots in the European boy choir tradition. It is linked to that tradition through the Artistic Director Francis Stockwell and the Executive Director Craig “Andy” Anderson, whose many years of working together in choral direction has resulted in a unique and musically powerful partnership. Mr. Stockwell, who studied in England, Germany, and Austria, and worked with the Vienna Choir Boys, is internationally recognized for his ability to guide boys to the heights of musical excellence and with them to craft the celebrated Viennese sound so noted for its brilliance, clarity, richness, and tonal range. Mr. Anderson, the Founding Director of the well-known and award-winning Land of Lakes Choir Boys also studied in Vienna, and has 35 years of experience working with boys in choral musical development and character building. He has extensive choral program experience, having served in posts as Executive Director, General Prefect, and Principal Choral Director.

The North Star Boys’ Choir is devoted to the traditional boy choir repertoire including sacred music of all periods, dating back to the 5th century, classical works, spirituals, and folk music from around the world. The hauntingly-beautiful sound of the North Star Boys’ Choir results, in large part, from the centuries old European voice training technique which Mr. Stockwell mastered while working in Vienna. Mr. Stockwell is one of a handful of voice trainers around the world who has preserved and currently practices this technique. The North Star Boys’ Choir was founded, in part, to provide an enduring American home for this rare and beautiful musical legacy.

Providing a well rounded experience for the choirboys is a significant part of the program, and is realized through a wide range of recreational and character building opportunities, including overnights and outings, Choir Camp, tours, both national and international, and competitions. Training is provided in manners, deportment, and leadership, which readies the boys for success in concert and tour settings, as well as in future life. The virtues of honor, integrity, and perseverance are represented by the three stars on the choir emblem and instilled in the boys throughout their choirboy careers.

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Please email us at northstarboyschoir@gmail.com
or call us at 763-221-9466 with any questions or comments.

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