History of the D.C. Boys Choir
The D.C. Boys Choir is a group of musically talented young male students, established to help develop self-esteem by revealing and nurturing their creativity through artistic expression.
The D.C. Boys Choir has established itself as one of the premier youth choirs in the nation. From its inception in 1993 sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Education Program of the District of Columbia Public Schools and as a local and community choral group, the choir has emerged on the national and international scene with honor and distinction. Under the leadership of Eleanor Stewart, a retired vocal music teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools, the D.C. Boys Choir has a long and distinguished list of outstanding command performances from Harlem to the White House.
The D.C. Boys Choir offers membership, by audition, to boys ages nine to thirteen enrolled in the District of Columbia Schools. For an appointment and additional information, you may contact Ms. Eleanor Stewart at (301) 853-6433.
Harlem Boys School in New York
Morehouse Mens Glee Club at Morehouse College
14th Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2002
Performance in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater as special guests of the Washington Men's Camerata, 2001
Represented the District of Columbia at the International Children's Choir Festival at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 2001
Performance of the Berlioz Te Deum with the Washington Symphony Orchestra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 2000
Music Educators National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., 2000
Christmas performance with the Howard University Choir and Orchestra, 1999
Workshops and performance with South African choral director, Mr. Vaughn Van Zyl, associate director of the world renowned Drakenberg Boys Choir, 1997
Represented the District of Columbia in the American Musical Salute commemorating Austria's Millenium, 1996
Concert tour in Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck, Austria, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Paris, France, 1996
Performance at The White House, 1996