PHOENIX — The Phoenix Boys Choir will present a concert entitled “Voices of Valor Virtual” to be released on Monday, Memorial Day.
The virtual concert will honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. The concert will be available on the Phoenix Boys Choir YouTube channel at 3 p.m.: www.youtube.com/PhoenixBoysChoir.
The National Moment of Remembrance Act declares 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day that Americans, in an act of symbolic unity, have a moment of silence in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.
The concert will feature a presentation by Lt. Col. Scott Morley, who is in charge of Phoenix Army recruitment, along with patriotic and uplifting music from the Phoenix Boys Choir vault.
“The concert is our gift to Arizona and a commitment that we will continue to sing on for you, despite all the challenges we face,” a press release from the choir organization said.
“In this time of uncertainty and darkness, it is important for us to remember how the arts are fundamental to our humanity. They inspire and ennoble us by fostering creativity, goodness and beauty,” said Herbert Washington, the Phoenix Boys Choir’s artistic director. “The arts bring us joy, help us express our values and honor our heroes. These are benefits that persist even in these difficult times.”
Founded in 1947, the Phoenix Boys Choir was created to give boys the opportunity to sing, to work together as artists and to express their emotional lives. PBC continues a long tradition of boys singing music created especially for them, a tradition that shows the special and ethereal sound of the unchanged boy’s voice. The Phoenix Boys Choir has online, virtual programs featuring training in voice, music theory and performance for boys ages 7 to 14 and tours nationally and internationally, records CDs and sings with other professional groups and has even won a Grammy Award. Auditions for the next season are underway and two sessions of a week-long Be A Star virtual camp are planned for early June.
For more details, visit www.boyschoir.org or call 602-469-0480.