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The Burlington Boys Choir Celebrates 60 Years Of Classical Music In Alamance County

The choir in costume for one of their performances.
Courtesy of The Burlington Boys Choir
The Burlington Boys Choir after one of their performances with Greensboro Opera for the production of 'Pagliacci.'

The Burlington Boys Choir is upholding a six-decade-long choral tradition for the boys of Alamance County. Over the years, hundreds of boys have learned the joys of classical music through the choir, which is open to boys between the ages of 9 and 16 years old.

In addition to their regular concerts, choir members also have the opportunity to join other local music organizations. In November, the Burlington Boys Choir joined Greensboro Opera for their production of “Pagliacci.” Host Frank Stasio talks to the choir’s director Bill Allred about what the boys have been up to. Choir members Wesley Marks and Phillip Webb also share their experiences with the group. Marks is a 7th grader at Hawfields Middle School in Mebane and Webb is an 8th grader at The Hawbridge School in Saxapahaw. Alison Weiner of Mahalo Arts joins the choir on keyboard for their in-studio performances.

The Burlington Boys Choir will be at Macedonia Lutheran Church in Burlington on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and at the Old Brick Church in Burlington on Friday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. They will also perform at the Biltmore House in Asheville on Sunday, Dec. 29.
 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.