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Parlor City Boy’s Chorus

Directed by Ghislaine Stewart and Associate Director Aubrey Warnecki, this chorus is now in its ninth season. Parlor City Boy’s Chorus is a group of boys from ages 8 to 12 with unchanged voices. This chorus is dedicated to involving boys in the joy of the study and performance of choral music of all genres. Instruction includes music reading, proper vocal technique and rehearsal etiquette. The chorus nurtures self esteem in boys of all races, creeds and cultures by promoting musical, social and leadership skills through the performance of high quality choral music.

Directed by Ghislaine Stewart The Boys perform two major concerts a year, sing at various First Friday Venues, perform the National Anthem at sporting events, and sing for community organizations in the area. They have also participated successfully in the Music in the Park competition at Hershey Park. Boys do not have to be a member of their school chorus to be accepted into the Parlor City Boy’s Chorus. There is a brief audition process at the beginning of each term where they are asked to match pitches on a piano and sing America unaccompanied.

Upcoming Performances - To be announced!
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Auditions for Parlor City Boys’ Chorus !!!

We rehearse at The Discovery Center on Mondays and perform two major concerts a year. Boys are asked to match pitches and sing America (My Country Tis’ of Thee). The chorus will be holding auditions for new singers on October 7th, 2013 at The Discovery Center at 4-5 PM

Fee: If asked to join the chorus, there is a $60 fee per semester ($120 a yr.) for membership. Scholarships and family discounts are available. Age: Must be 8 years old and /or entering the 4th grade) Please refer to The Discovery Center. If you have questions, please call Ghislaine Stewart at 607-754-1975.

Biography of director

Ghislaine Stewart
Conductor of the Parlor City Boys’ Chorus, Ghislaine Stewart graduated from Crane School of Music, Potsdam College, with a B.S. in Music Education. She studied Suzuki Violin with Harry Kobialka and Sandford Reuning, and developed a "Suzuki" public school teaching method while teaching Instrumental String Music for 5 years in Maine-Endwell, N.Y.

In Denver, Colorado, Ms. Stewart played viola in the Boulder University Orchestra and the Arapahoe Chamber Orchestra in Denver. She studied voice at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and later with Tsuyako Mitsui, Arleen Auger, and John Stewart in Frankfurt, Germany.
While in Europe, she and her husband Fitzroy founded “The Oberursel Chamber Orchestra”, which they managed together for five years. During this time, Stewart also performed Oratorio and German Lieder, and taught Suzuki Violin privately and in the German Public Schools .
Upon her return to the USA, she taught Music in the Catholic Schools and Suzuki Violin in Corning. In July 2010, Mrs. Stewart retired from her duties as a music teacher in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Binghamton, but continues to conduct the Parlor City Boy’s Chorus, cantor in church, and sing with the Basically Bach Ensemble.

During the summer, Ms. Stewart is on the faculty of the Suzuki Institute at the Ithaca College as conductor of two Suzuki Children’s Chorus.

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