American boys choir offers summer songs

The sounds of summer will be echoing in the Port Theatre when the All-American Boys Choir performs Sunday (Aug. 7).

The sounds of summer will be echoing in the Port Theatre when the All-American Boys Choir performs Sunday (Aug. 7).

The 28-voice ensemble, whose members range from nine to 14 years old, will present a perfect-for-summer repertoire featuring the California sounds of The Beach Boys, audience favorites from the 1960s to ’90s, as well as the concert’s signature tune In the Summertime.

In addition to a tip-of-the-hat to summer jazz classics Route 66 and On the Sunny Side of the Street, the choir will also perform Broadway selections from West Side Story, The Lion King and The Music Man.

“The chorus has been described as outstanding, pure energy and simply wonderful,” said Wesley Martin, music director. “We’ve also developed a strong reputation for ‘theatricality’ – for doing more than just standing there and singing.”

More than 1,000 young singers have gone through the chorus’s program, which toured more than 50 times across North America, Europe and Asia.

The group also performed with Opera Pacific and appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Nanaimo concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $20; $12/children under 12.

Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com for tickets.

For more information on the All-American Boys Choir, please visit www.taabc.org.