We are the Vermont Boychoir!
The Vermont Boychoir is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit music education program that trains boys ages 7-18 (2nd grade - high School) in the skills of singing, manners and deportment. The boys demonstrate their choral achievements through concerts offered during the Fall and holiday season.
Our program is designed for the average boy in Vermont. We offer 30 min. private voice/piano lessons in the Winter/Spring, exciting Summer activities and choir rehearsals/concerts in the Fall.
The parents have several responsibilities including committing to support their sons throughout the full year of activities, attending lessons and concerts, and helping with recruitment.
There are really great reasons for your son to join the choir including the life long skills he gains as a singer, the culture and manners, the experiences as a performer, the tours and concerts, and most importantly, the spirituality that he gain as he grows in appreciation of the great musical heritage that spans the centuries.
Why encourage your son to study music? Aside from the tremendous health, cultural, social, and spiritual benefits that no other study can offer, if he becomes good enough to pursue a music degree in college, here are 70 jobs he could get with a music degree.
January - March, Private voice lessons
Concert by the Choir at King's College, Cambridge.
March 20th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.
Saint Thomas Church, NYC.
April - June, Private voice lessons
2015 Vermont Boychoir Summer Activities
Rehearsal - Table Manners and Conversations - Rehearsal
June 22nd, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
United Church of Colchester - Fellowship Hall
Rehearsal - Swimming & Party - Rehearsal
July 6th, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Elaine Nyhagen's House
Rehearsal - Boychoir Culture - Rehearsal
August 3rd, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sara Powell's House
September - October, Private voice lessons and Choir Rehearsals
Parents Meeting - Christmas Card Signing
September 1st, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
United Church of Colchester
Saturday rehearsals begin
September 12th, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
United Church of Colchester
Concert with Saint Thomas Boychoir
October 21st, 7:30 pm
Saint Paul's Cathedral, Burlington, VT
November - December, Concerts
November 22nd, 3:30 p.m. Venue TBA
Elementary School Concert - TBA
December 12th, 7:30 p.m. Venue: United Church of Colchester
Director Mark S. Railey, (802) 881-9311
Location United Church of Colchester
900 Main Street, Colchester, VT 05446
Vermont Boychoir Premier Concert with the Georgia Boy Choir, June 2013
During the Vermont Boychoir's Premier concert in June 2013, we welcomed our good friends, the Georgia Boy Choir under the direction of Dr. David White. The concert was performed at First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. In this recording, the Georgia Boy Choir performs "Marching to Zion". Read about the Georgia Boy Choir's experience in their travelogue article, "New Beginnings and New Friends."
What you get:
- Board and officers
- Chaperones and teachers
Join the Vermont Boychoir!
One of our goals is to Introduce a wholesome boychoir culture to the Burlington, Vermont area. Read more about our goals.
It is possible to imagine a world where children are free to sing, a world where parents and community in standing ovation applaud every chorister, where the arts are celebrated as fervently as sports, a world where every boy learns how to take a bow. This world exists in boychoirs around the world. Boychoirs raise awareness for great causes, they sing songs about peace to world leaders, they make videos and movies, plus so much more.
Sample of what boychoirs do...
Published on Jan 20, 2014. Eton College's close harmony group "The Incognitos" perform "Words" by The Real Group.
Aksel JS Rykkvin (soprano), practicing on July 8, 2015 before concert
Published on Nov. 19, 2012, the Wuppertal Boys Choir helps to raise awareness for the International Childrens Fund.
Released in 2015, Boychoir stars Academy Award® winner Dustin Hoffman and the American Boychoir.