Atlanta Boy Choir
The Grammy Award Winning
Neil Cardwell, Administrator
Roberta Wolfe, Visual Arts Director
Lawrence Weaver, Assistant Director
Robert Henry, Assistant Director
Fletcher Wolfe, Founding Director
Fletcher Wolfe perhaps is best known as the founder and director for 45 years of the world-famous Atlanta Boy Choir. However, his early career was that of a distinguished opera and concert singer. Making his solo debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Mr. Wolfe was a recitalist both in America and abroad. He will be remembered for his long relationship with the world’s greatest music teacher, Nadia Boulanger. He and Mlle. Boulanger performed together in concerts and master classes in France, and he was honored to be chosen to give first performances of works by many of her famous composers. French composer Jean Françaix accompanied him in the world premiere performance of the now famous L'Adieu de Monsigneur le Duc de Sully.
On coming to Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Wolfe established the Atlanta Chamber Opera Co, The Fletcher Wolfe Chorale, and The Georgia Festival of the Arts in Italy. He received Italy’s highest honor, Commander of the Italian Republic, presented by President Pertini at the Quirinale Palace. He has also been made Knight of Malta at Rome’s famous Villa Giulia, with the Knights present and presided over by the Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani.
In 2001, he was made a Russian Knight of Malta and invited to conduct the Glinka Choir and Orchestra at the reopening of Emperor Pauls Gatchina Palace outside St. Petersburg. Mr. Wolfe spent his latter career alongside his mentor and lifelong friend, Robert Shaw. He and Mr. Shaw both received a Grammy Award for their performances and recording of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The Atlanta Boy Choir is proud to have Mr. Wolfe once again as director.