• After hitting New York City, Boston, group heads east to perform with North Star Boys Choir
by Jim Boyle
East will meet west in Elk River and beautiful song will erupt.
The boys choir collegium iuvenum Stuttgart is celebrating its 25th anniversary by traveling for the first time in its history to the United States to present a series of concerts. After presenting concerts in New York and Boston, the German boys choir will bring its skilful sound to St. Andrews Church in Elk River to perform with the North Star Boys’ Choir.
The two choirs will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Church of St. Andrew in Elk River.
The German group will perform in New York as part of the Chelsea Music Festival. They also have stops in Boston and St. Louis before they are hosted by their newly won friends, the North Star Boys’ Choir.
The boys choir collegium iuvenum Stuttgart was founded in 1989. The choir commits itself to the centuries-old boys choir tradition and as such enjoys a high standing in the cultural life of the state capital as well as the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Through their exceptional performances, the choir collegium iuvenum Stuttgart takes pride in holding a prominent position amongst the major boys choirs of Germany, according to Francis Stockwell, the artistic director for the North Star Boys’ Choir.
The German choir stages more than 50 performances annually in a mixture of concerts and church services in the Stuttgart region and in Baden-Württemberg.
Annual concert tours take the choir to other regions of Germany and to foreign European countries. In 2009, the anniversary of the choir, the choir embarked on its first overseas tour, to Canada.