Watch and Listen: Members of the Keystone State Boychoir, Live from the WRTI 90.1 Performance Studio

Jun 30, 2019

An ensemble of teenage boys from the award-winning Keystone State Boychoir sang live from the WRTI Performance Studio on June 25th, 2019, and KSB Artistic Director Steve Fisher discussed the history of the choir and its future. WRTI's Kevin Gordon, host.

Watch a live video of the performance:

Vocalists: Bass 1: Zach Ford, Charles Wentz, Paul McDonnell. Bass 2: Ben Cerauli, Max Donches, Matthew Flynn, Evan Zales. Tenor 1: Jaleel Bivins, Graeme Brown. Tenor 2: Alden Kim, Justin Hamlton, Calvin Wamser, Noah Weinstein

Josh Suslak, piano accompanist; Steve Fisher, artistic director and founder; Larry Hoenig, conductor

PROGRAM:

"If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis                                         

"Amor Vittoriosso" by Giovanni Gastoldi                         

"And So It Goes" by Billy Joel          

"Dominic Has A Doll" by Vincent Persichetti                       

An excerpt from "Tower in the Sky" by Boychoir alumnus Calvin Isaas Wamser

"Shosholoza," Nelson Mandela, traditional, (arr. by Steve Fisher)

Keystone State Boychoir is made up of 200 boys ages 7 through 17.  KSB channels the energy of boys into unforgettable music making experiences for its singers and audiences alike. KSB has sung for U.S. presidents, popes, and Nobel Peace Prize winners. 

KSB is the only choir in history to have sung in Antarctica, and thereby the only choir to have sung on all seven continents. This summer, the younger boys embark on a tour of Poland and Lithuania. In December, 2019 the older boys will take the longest train ride in the world on the Trans Siberian Express from Moscow to Beijing.