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Five for 50

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale launched its first ever multi-year capital campaign. The campaign, known as “Five for 50” (a 5-year commitment in honor of the 50th anniversary), was the inspiration of long-time board member and choir alum, Ned Moore. To date, the campaign has raised over $468,000! 

A Campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBCC

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50th Anniversary Concert

Alumni and Chorale (current & former) Signed Up to Sing at the 50th Anniversary Concert

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Last Updated: 6/24/2018 1:15 am

Alesiani, Robert

Allen, Rusty

Ambrose, Stuart

Anderson, Griffin

Barlok, Aedan

Barrow, Aiden

Batoff, Daryl

Becker, Eric

Benoliel, Peter

Berry, Ward

Bigelow, Eric

Block, Jon

Bloom, Bill

Bohl, Ric

Bollar, Carlos

Bowman, David

Breslin, Robert

Bump, Scott

Bunster, Noe

50th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Bellevue Hotel
200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

On this momentous occasion the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale invites you to join them in celebrating 50 years of excellence in music.

As part of the Gala event, we will be recognizing the contributions of the following Honorees:

  • Carol Stroud
  • Ukee Washington
  • Richard "Dick" Weirauch

Master of Ceremonies: Ray Murray

Entertainment: The Jon Lewis Band

Voices of Children 2018

Philadelphia Boys Choir photo

7th Annual Dinner and Concert

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Hamilton Garden at the Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA

Join us in celebrating Voices of Children featuring the Philadelphia Boys Choir and the Philadelphia Girls Choir.

6:00 pm – Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm – Dinner and performances

Catering by The Garces Group

Sponsorship & Tickets

Alumni Resources

Thank you PBCC Alumni for making the 50th such a joy-filled celebration.

Your love for the choir was so evident and your singing of "Shenandoah" so moving. The best part for me was seeing the years disappear as you reunited with your choir brothers and shared your PBCC memoires with your families.

Stay in touch!

Judy Houdeshel
Director of Engagement and Alumni Relations

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Music opens a window to the beauty of the world.
At Philadelphia Girls Choir, we see music as the central piece in a cultural jigsaw puzzle. Through music, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.

Philadelphia Girls Choir is an after-school music education program for girls 7 and older. Girls audition and are placed in one of the training programs based on proficiency and age. After the training programs, selected singers are asked to audition for the performing choir. All programs include public performances, some programs include summer camps abroad.