Texas Boys Choir Sing Their Way Into Baylor Hearts

Nov. 12, 2009

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The Grammy Award-winning Texas Boys Choir will perform a medley of early Renaissance music, American favorites and music from other countries at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor University campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted by Baylor's School of Music as part of its Lyceum Series. The series was founded in 1976 and has been funded by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas since 1980.

The Texas Boys Choir, led by S. Bryan Priddy, will sing a Christmas carol, The Star-Spangled Banner, a Zambian folk song and an arrangement by Mark Hayes of Old West Medley.

Founded in 1946 by George Bragg, the organization strives to develop a world-class performing choir of boys with qualities of self-confidence, patriotism and leadership. The group's 49 members attend the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.

The Texas Boys Choir has earned two Grammy awards, three George Washington Honor Medal awards from the Freedom Foundation, a Bronze Award from the International Film and Television Festival of New York and a gold medal in Mixed Boys' Choirs at the 2004 Choir Olympics in Bremen, Germany.

The Texas Boys Choir has traveled to Australia, Japan, England, Mexico, Latvia and Germany. They have more than 35 professional recordings, including At Home in the Great Hall, Fonologee and Of Bells and Angels.

Roxy Grove Hall is at the corner of James Street and South Seventh Street on the Baylor campus in Waco.

For more information about the Lyceum Concert Series, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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