Six Presbyterian School students were selected for the Houston Boychoir Preparatory Choir for 2021-22, the group’s 60th Anniversary season. Students include 3rd graders Joey Anderson, George Markwort, and Matthew Simmons and 5th graders Connor Evans, Ben Van Pelt, and Soren Bhutani.
Third grader George Markwort says one of his favorite things about Houston Boychoir is meeting other area singers. “It’s fun to meet new friends,” he declares. Fifth grader Ben Van Pelt feels grateful for the opportunity and adds, “They are so caring, and they really help you lift your voice.”
Lower School Music Teacher/Choir Director Holly Holt says she and Music Teacher Vasti Adkins are thrilled that Presbyterian School was honored with having the highest number of students selected. “The Houston Boychoir is a fantastic organization that I have worked with for 20 years,” says Ms. Holt. “They not only foster artistic excellence and a lifelong love of music, they create meaningful bonds among the students. I’ve seen members sing at family funerals, weddings, and other life events. Beautiful and meaningful traditions evolve from the bonds formed.”
In addition to the new members selected, three middle school students were promoted to the Houston Boychoir Chamber Choir: Kayden Edwards ‘23 and Eli Mayer ‘22, and William Trask ‘22.
Weekly rehearsals for the boychoir are combined with workshops, camps and tours.During rehearsals, boys learn skills in the use of the voice, music reading, music theory, music history, and the interpretation of texts in a variety of languages. With nearly 60 years of performing, Houston Boychoir has earned its place in the Houston fine arts community. In addition to performing at concerts and citywide sporting events, the choir encourages choristers to develop discipline, confidence and maintain good grades.
To learn more about Houston Boychoir visit HBC@houstonboychoir.org.