Minnesota Boychoir Annual Winter Concert Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Sunday, January 5, 2014; 1:00 p.m and 3:30 p.m
On Sunday, over 100 young men will descend on the Landmark Center to perform the Minnesota Boychoir Annual Winter Concert. This concert is so popular, they’ve scheduled two performances this year — the first at 1:00 p.m. and the second at 3:30 p.m. That means each concert is probably only around an hour long. I like short concerts. Short concerts are a nice way to introduce young children to new music without overwhelming them.
The Minnesota Boychoir was formed in 1962 to teach boys between 7 and 18 the choral arts. The boys learn not only to sing at a professional level , they also learn easily overlooked but necessary skills for a successful adulthood. They learn how to stand tall, keep a schedule, take pride in their appearance, respect authority and continually strive for excellence. The goal of the Minnesota Boychoir is not only to produce outstanding musicians but also young men of character. You can watch a video of last year’s performance below.
I sometimes find it hard to find outings for my young boys that introduce the arts and aren’t too girly. As much as I also want to encourage science and sports, I want to raise well-rounded children, so its nice to find something like these concerts. A short concert, coupled with a short walk around the Landmark Center to view the exhibits and then we can get out to Rice Park to enjoy some skating before heading home. All of this can be done in a few hours — not too overwhelming, even for my preschoolers.
Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.Org.