Atlanta Boy Choir

The Grammy Award Winning 

In Austria, the choir has appeared in major concerts at Vienna’s prestigious  Musikverein as well as Salzburg’s Mozarteum.  Visits to Russia included  performances at the Great Hall of the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg and the Royal Imperial Capella Auditorium.

In England, the choir has appeared in places such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, and St. John Smith Square .

In Austria, the choir has appeared in major concerts at Vienna’s prestigious  Musikverein as well as Salzburg’s Mozarteum.  Visits to Russia included  performances at the Great Hall of the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg and the Royal Imperial Capella Auditorium. 

They have appeared in concert for Heads of States and have represented Georgia and the United States as Ambassadors of Culture and Goodwill on their many tours abroad. Favorite performers of many renowned celebrities include five appearances for Pope John Paul II in Rome.


President Carter invited them to perform for his inauguration and this was one of the many invitations for them to sing at the White House. The choir was Atlanta’s first group to appear abroad and have gained recognition along with Coca-Cola as Atlanta’s most widely known trademark.


Since its beginning, the choir has had thousands of young men go through its ranks.  Currently, many of these young and not-so-young men comprise the outstanding Men’s Choir.


This brotherhood of singers includes every race, ethnic, and social strata and not only do they perform magnificently, but they also lend their efforts in the development of the choir. Often, the men appear in concert and on tour with the boys in major masterworks and have been heard in such venues as St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Peter’s in Italy.


In France, the men and boys have sung at Notre Dame Cathedral, Chartres, Chantilly, and were honored to perform at the Madeleine Church for the 100th anniversary of music’s legendary teacher Mlle. Nadia Boulanger.  Early on, Mlle. Boulanger, teacher of Mr. Wolfe, invited the choir to sing on various occasions a the Chateau de Fontainebleau in her famous concert series.


The Atlanta Boy Choir, formed under Fletcher Wolfe’s direction, was incorporated in 1959.  Since that time, the choir has grown and developed into one of Atlanta’s premier Arts Organizations. 


During this half century, the choir has sung around the world in almost all of the prestigious concert halls, cathedrals, and other impressive venues including many international music festivals.

In England, the choir has appeared in places such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, and St. John Smith Square .

 

Performances in Scotland included the Edinburgh Festival as well as various tours for the British Arts Council.  Their famous Bellas Artes appearance with the Mexican National Orchestra in Mexico City was just one of the many Mexican cities visited by the choir.  Some other diverse places include Alaska, Nova Scotia, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Hungry. 


Of course, this does not totally cover the extent of the choir’s performances under the direction of Fletcher Wolfe, and one cannot ignore the many performances the choir has sung in Atlanta with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

 

For so many years, Mr. Wolfe joined his teacher and mentor of long standing, the renowned conductor Robert Shaw in the performances and recordings which won much critical acclaim including the coveted Grammy Award.  The choir also performed many times with Maestro Yoel Levi who enrolled his young son, Amir, in the choir.

 

This history gives the reader but a brief insight into the choir’s accomplishments over the past half century, and shares with you Atlanta's great pride in this organization. 

      

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Druid Hills Famous Choir Thrills Russians Audience

The Atlanta Boy Choir now in its 55th year, under the direction of its founder Fletcher Wolfe, has just returned from Russia where 25 concert choir boys and 20 alumni choir men performed in two of the world’s most prestigious concert Halls. 

The choir, invited by the great Russian Glinka Choir College, gave these major concerts in the Czar’s Winter Palace’s Imperial Capella Hall and in the Great Hall of the Philharmonic.  Both halls, located in St. Petersburg, were filled to capacity to hear these singers and their enthusiastic response was overwhelming.

The Atlanta boy Choir, Druid Hill’s longest resident arts organization, has in its 100 voiced choir not only boys from the Druid Hills but from all the Metro Atlanta areas including some boys who live in other towns. The choir's Druid Hills involvement through the years has included several hundred boys from this area as well as many of its staff and board members. 

The world renowned Atlanta Boy Choir is currently holding auditions for boys ages 6 through 13 with pleasant unchanged voices and a desire to sing.  Interested parents should call 404.378.0064 or email info@atlantaboychoir.org.
The Atlanta Boy Choir Dedicates The Frankie Rollins Auditorium

Friday evening, April 19 will long be remembered as one of the most spectacular evenings held at the Choir Home on Ponce de Leon Ave.   Over one hundred guests dressed to the nines, women in long dresses and jewels and men in white tie and tails.  
Never has the ambiance been more sparkling than this event which boasted some twenty seven members of Frankie Rollin’s family. 

Many of these traveling to Atlanta from as far away as California to honor this beautiful lady.   First and most impressive along with the choir’s Druid Hills mansion was a seated dinner for 100 in the choir’s auditorium.

The Alumni Mothers Association headed by Donna Angel, Atlanta’s own opera star and assisted by renowned North Carolina singer Molly McKim provided the attendees with a dinner fit for royalty.   Each of the twelve tables was under the supervision of one of the Alumni Mothers.  Each one was different and was decorated by these mothers using their own china and silver as well as their linens, candelabra and flowers.     
 

 Almost Angels

 

56 years of singing beautiful music around the world