The mission of the San Francisco Boys Chorus is to provide music education, vocal training, and performance experience at the highest level of artistic quality to Bay Area boys from all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The Chorus experience encourages appreciation of music, self-discipline, confidence, commitment, teamwork and respect for others. The San Francisco Boys Chorus exists to discover, develop and encourage boys with unchanged voices through its music programs. Its heritage of more than fifty years of training young performers for the opera and other major musical institutions has established the highest standards of excellence with which our boys are trained for today and prepared for tomorrow.
The Chorus has provided choristers for the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet and other Bay Area orchestras and choruses and has been featured in its own regular concerts. In addition, the SFBC has been heard at a variety of civic events, churches, schools, and conventions, as well as on radio, television and other recordings. The Chorus’s two current CDs “We’re on our Way” and “Moving On” have been released in the last three years.
Officially named “San Francisco’s Singing Ambassadors to the World” by San Francisco Mayors since the 1960’s, the Chorus has participated in the city’s Sister City exchange programs with visits to Osaka, Taipei, Seoul, Assisi and Sydney. The SFBC was also the only chorus group invited to participate at the 2002 Official San Francisco September 11 Memorial at Union Square. Other appearances include Sail San Francisco 2002, singing regularly at the San Francisco Giant’s and 49er’s games, the nationally televised "Heroes for the Planet" with Charlotte Church and an appearance on Hungarian TV.
San Francisco Boys Chorus 16 tracks including: 6 movements of Mozart's "Missa Brevis in C, K.220," and his "Laudate Dominum," Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus," Henry Purcell's "Sound the Trumpet," Schubert's "Ave Maria," F. Coppola's sweet "Little Moon," and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu from 'Requiem."