The Appleton Boychoir will perform “Land of the Free… The Liberty Concert” at 4 pm on Sunday, April 10, at the Lawrence University Chapel in downtown Appleton.
The Fox Valley’s musical ambassadors return home from their American Liberty Tour in Boston to present a concert celebrating America and American music. For more than three decades the Appleton Boychoir has shared their own special brand of music, from the heart of America to appreciative listeners across the globe.
From patriotic songs, to the grassroots music that made us who we are, the Boys will perform the music of John Philip Sousa, Peter Wilhousky, Oscar Peterson, Lee Greenwood and much more. As an added bonus, the Appleton Boychoir and MasterSingers will welcome the Lawrence Academy of Music Young Men’s Chorus to join them for the performance, as well as the Wisconsin Symphonic Winds.
Veterans from each branch of the armed services are invited to participate in the concert as the Boys will honor their service to our country by performing The Caisson Song, Marine’s Hymn, Anchors Aweigh, and the U.S. Airforce. Audience members will raise their voices in salute to the flag by singing the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful.
The multi-media event will include projections of historic moments in United States military history along with live feeds from the stage performers themselves. The concert will be narrated by Wisconsin State Representative Mike Rohrkaste.
Audience Members will enjoy familiar songs such as the Battle Hymn of the Republic, Amazing Grace, Let There Be Peace On Earth, and God Bless the U.S.A. The concert will feature a very special performance of Hymn to the Fallen (from Saving Private Ryan) by John Williams and performed by the Wisconsin Symphonic Winds and the Appleton Boychoir.
Tickets for The Appleton Boychoir Spring Concert are reserved seating. Tickets are $10, $15, or $20., and may be ordered by CALLING the Appleton Boychoir office at 920-955-ABCI (2224) with Visa or MasterCard as payment; or IN PERSON 45 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are also available ON-LINE at Appletonboychoir.com.
Founded in 1979 by Austin Boncher, James Heiks, and Frank Rippl, the Appleton Boychoir has given musical training to thousands of area boys. Past highlights have included the annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols here in Appleton, as well as National and International concert tours that have taken the boys to places such as Croatia, China, South Africa, Japan, the Soviet Union and Europe. The mission of the Appleton Boychoir is “enriching lives through singing.”