LINCOLN BOYS CHOIR TO PERFORM I WISH YOU CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 11
Lincoln Boys Choir is excited to announce the 20th annual holiday concert, I Wish You Christmas. The choirs will sing on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, located at 11th and M Streets in Lincoln.
Choir members have been hard at work preparing holiday repertoire including both familiar favorites and newer arrangements. All three choirs will begin the performance with a festive arrangement of “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” accompanied by both pianists, Plymouth Brass, and percussion. Nancy L. Schoen will play the McKinley Memorial Chimes from the church tower prior to the concert. At the close of the concert, all three choirs will perform “Night of Silence,” accompanied by both piano and organ. The arrangement showcases the unique qualities of each of the three choirs and invites the audience to participate in singing as well.
Composed of three ensembles, Lincoln Boys Choir welcomes boys aged 8-18. Concert Choir is the introductory choir for boys with unchanged voices, while advanced singers with unchanged and changing voices participate in Chorale. Cantare members sing in changed voices. All members audition for placement in the choirs. While music teachers are encouraged to recommend singers, interested families may schedule an audition appointment directly at LincolnBoysChoir.org.
Kevin Scheele serves as artistic director for the organization and conducts Concert Choir and Chorale; both are accompanied by Julie Schumacher. Associate Director Eric Wyler conducts Cantare, accompanied by Micah Leary, and assists with the artistic goals of the organization. In 2019, Lincoln Boys Choir became permanent artists in residence at Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Weekly rehearsals and the annual December concert are held in the beautiful, historic sanctuary.
The three choirs have performed with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Varsity Men's Chorus, Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, Saint Paul United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, Plymouth Brass, Summit String Quartet, Omaha Symphonic Chorus, Omaha Symphony, and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra. They have been featured on both public television and radio. Lincoln Boys Choir has performed at the National Orff and Kodaly convention, the Nebraska Music Educators Association conference, the Nebraska Choral Directors Association conference, the Nebraska governor's inauguration, and many other community events. Touring has included Kansas City, New York City, Chicago, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, and Ireland.
In 2014, Lincoln Boys Choir received the Richard Hay Arts Organization Award, selected by the mayor of Lincoln and the Lincoln Arts Council. The award recognizes an arts group that has made significant contributions to Lincoln's arts community. Next year will mark a significant milestone in the history of the organization—the 20th anniversary season—which will be celebrated with special events throughout the 2022-2023 performance season. The Lincoln Boys Choir organization is an incorporated 501c3 non-profit entity governed by a board of directors. For more information, ways to contribute, audition appointments, and a complete performance schedule, visit LincolnBoysChoir.org
Concert Date & Location:
LINCOLN BOYS CHOIR “I Wish You Christmas”
Concert Date & Location:
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Saint Paul United Methodist Church
11th and M Streets