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Fort Bend Boys Choir to give concert in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday

Sean Johnson
Post Independent Intern
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted PhotoThe Fort Bend Boys Choir tries to stay dry at one of many locations they have visited to sing.
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The chance to hear the sounds of Bach and Mozart and more is coming to Glenwood. A one-night engagement will feature a select group of boys who represent the Fort Bend Boys Choir.

On Tuesday, June 16, the boys choir from Fort Bend, Texas, will perform 30 musical selections ranging from classical to folk. They will perform at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Ticket prices will be $10 for members, and $15 for nonmembers.

The 35 boys are all from Fort Bend, range in age from 10-13 years old and can only make the choir if their voices are unchanged. The result of this limitation is the treble sound they can create; it remains youthful but still has musical maturity.

The aim of the organization is to teach the young men leadership, self-confidence, musical skills and techniques they can use to further their musical careers.

The performances will include a few sign language pieces along with other audience interactive pieces. Founder of the choir Bill Adams stated the choir loves a challenge, and the more difficult a selection of music the more they want to sing it.

The choir was founded in 1982 by Adams and has grown to include five performing groups with more than 200 singers. Adams started the choir as a part-time activity to his private practice as a child psychologist. He gave up his practice about 11 years ago and put his full attention into the expansion and success of the choir.

Adams describes this group of young men as seed planters who keep him honest after walking away from such a demanding field. The group is made up of individuals who excel in school and extra curricular activities.

The choir has performed in Germany, Denmark, and Washington, D.C., appeared on “Good Morning America,” and sung at the inauguration of George W. Bush.

“Colorado is a place for boys,” Adams said. He is extremely excited about the two-week tour in Colorado, which will have the choir performing in churches and community centers from Denver to Breckenridge, and they will sing the national anthem at a Rockies game on home turf, Coors Field.


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