Performance History and Venues

Joseph P. Fitzmartin, Music Director
Steven M. Fisher, Associate Music Director

KSB was founded in 2001 and currently consists of 150 members between the ages of 8 and 18 from diverse backgrounds.

Performance History 2009 – 2011
(updated August 18, 2011)

2011

July 7 – July 28 Concert Tour of South Africa
Concerts in Kimberley, Galashawe, Drakensberg, Piet Retief, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Cape Town, and Khayelitsha
Friday, June 17 Commonwealth Youthchoirs Gala Concert, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, June 12 Graduate Choir Concert
Wednesday, May 25 Fifth Annual Keystone State Boychoir Festival
Sunday, May 22 KSB Holiday Concert, Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, May 10 Performance at the Marian Anderson Award Gala Concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, May 1 Concert at Brittany Pointe Estates, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Saturday, April 9
and Sunday, April 10
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts performance of “A Convergence of Moonlight” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir
Sunday, April 3 Concert at First Lutheran Church, Carlisle, PA
Saturday, April 2 Random Act of Culture Event, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia
Monday, March 21 Performance at Cathedral Village, Philadelphia
Sunday, March 6 Treble Concert with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir and the Find Your Instrument! (FYI!) Singers, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Wednesday, February 23 Guest Appearance at the Orpheus Club Concert, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Sunday, February 13 Concert at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
Saturday, February 6 Concert at Spring House Estates, Ambler, PA
Sunday, January 9 St. Monica’s Church Concert Series, Berwyn, PA

2010

Saturday, December 31 First Night Performances in Ocean City, New Jersey
Friday, December 24 Wachovia Holiday Party Performance
Sunday, December 19 Joint Concert with Pennsylvania Girlchoir at Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia
Sunday, December 12 Two KSB Holiday Concerts
Sunday, December 5 Oratory of St. Francis Concert Series
Sunday, November 14 Joint Concert with the Princeton Girlchoir, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Friday, November 5 Performance at Gwynedd-Mercy College
Monday, November 1 Performance – Wesley Retirement Home at Stapeley
Sunday, October 24 German Society Concert
Sunday, October 10 Concert at Abington Presbyterian Church
Sunday, September 26 Concert at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown
Sunday, July 4 Celebration of Freedom at Independence Hall
Sunday, June 20 Dads & Grads Concert, Germantown Friends Meeting House
Sunday, June 6 Commonwealth Youthchoirs Gala Concert, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, May 19 Keystone State Boychoir Festival
Sunday, May 16 KSB Spring Concerts
Sunday, May 16 KSB Spring Concerts
Sunday, May 2 Concert Brittany Pointe Estates
Saturday, April 24 Concert at Congregation Beth Or
Sunday, April 11 Command Performance for the New President of Chile, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
Friday, April 9 Concert for Lancaster Community Concert Series, Lancaster, PA
Thursday, March 25 Joint Concert with All-Catholic Chorus at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, March 23 “A Song For Chile” Benefit Concert at the Kimmel Center
Sunday, March 7 Joint Concert with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Find Your Instrument! Singers, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Wednesday, February 17 Performance at Reception Given By Chilean Ambassador to the United States, Washington, DC
Thursday, February 11 Performance at the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference

2009

December 17, 2009 – January 3, 2010 Concert Tour of Chile and Antarctica
Concerts in Santiago, Punta Arenas, Antarctica, Frutillar, Valparaiso, and Valdivia
Sunday, December 13 KSB Holiday Concerts
Sunday, December 6 Oratory Performance
Monday, November 30 Concert for the Antarctic Treaty System Conference, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Saturday, November 21 Williamsport Concert Series, Williamsport, PA
Sunday, October 25 German Society Concert
Sunday, October 18 Normandy Farms Concert
Sunday, September 27 Concert at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown
Tuesday, June 16 Commonwealth Youthchoirs Gala Concert, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, May 31 Graduate Choir Concert
Wednesday, May 20 “We Are The Boys” Keystone State Boychoir Festival
Saturday, May 16 Maryland State Boychoir Festival Concert
Sunday, May 10 KSB Spring Concerts
Sunday, April 26 Concert at Brittany Pointe Estates
Saturday, March 14 Lansdale Concert Series, Lansdale, PA
Sunday, January 25 Concert at St. Monica’s Church, Berwyn PA
Sunday, January 18 Martin Luther King Day Service, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy
Friday, January 9 Shabat Service at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Sunday, January 4 “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Opera, with Germantown Oratorio Choir

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Festivals:

Concert Tours and Performance Highlights:

Europe (2008)

Australia (2007)

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia (2006)

Japan (2005)

Pacific Northwest Tour (2004)

Wild West Tour (2003)

Brazil (2002)

South Africa (2001)

Commissions:

The world premiere of CY’s first commissioned piece: Shehecheyanu: Prayer of Gratitude and Psalm 15: Haleluyah!, by Andrew Bleckner

Repertoire:

KSB sings a diverse repertoire from the classical to the contemporary, with music from around the world and specializing in Americana: folk, spirituals, gospel, jazz and Broadway. The Boychoir’s success for an ensemble so young can be attributed to its truly joyful music-making. The boys’ angelic sound is enhanced by an enthralling stage presence. KSB’s music directors believe that if choral music is to continue to thrive as an art form and attract new audiences, it must not only be heard, but seen and felt.