by Jim Boyle
The Voices of Gold, as they were called while performing in he sister city of Suhl, Germany, will put on “Oh Holy Night” at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at Central Lutheran Church in their home city of Elk River.
Then the North Star Boys Choir, an international award-winning boys choir will bring their European tradition and Minnesota pride to the sanctuary of St. John’s Lutheran in Maple Grove — in part to celebrate the retirement Andy Anderson.
The concert will include all four choirs:
- Music Magic (the youngest and cutest singers).
- Cadet Choir (the training choir.)
- Viking Choir (the international touring choir.)
- Kantorei (including boys who have “graduated” from the other choirs, as well as dads of choirboys).
Guests at both concerts will hear angelic renditions of favorite Christmas songs and traditional carols, in multiple languages and going back as far as the third century A.D.
Tickets are not required, but offerings will be accepted at both.
The North Star Boys Choir has had quite a couple of years as they have developed a relationship with their counterparts in Suhl.
International acclaim has included published remarks like “transparent,” “clear as crystal,” “bright,” “clean” and “hauntingly beautiful.” They were called “Voices of Gold” in another publication.
The North Star Boys Choir has been the winner of silver and bronze medals in the Champions Competition Division of the World Choir Games in 2012.
The world-reknowned group is always looking for new talent. Boys between the ages of 5 and 12 years who enjoy singing and are interested in a world of music and adventure are encouraged to call Francis Stockwell at 763-441-7206. Auditions are conducted year-round.