A Chorus of All-Americans

Mar 6, 2012

Now “toe-tapping tunes from the Roaring Twenties” may not sound like the typical “Kid Stuff” that Hometown Pasadena recommends, but we think it may intrigue your tikes when they learn the singers of these tunes—as well as songs from the best of Broadway, California hits like the Beach Boys’ “Little Red Corvette,” rockin’ Dixieland, and swinging Big Band classics—will all be sung by boys 9 to 14 years old.

Saturday, March 10th, members of The All-American Boys Chorus, based in Costa Mesa, can be heard at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium as part of their Performing Art Series, and sponsored by Caltech Public Events.

AABC consists of thirty-two boys who have sung on almost every continent and sung for a Pope. Their website states that their program “furnishes (a boy) with unparalleled training in self-discipline, a spirit of responsibility, unselfish cooperation, and personal poise.” That all sounds fantastic—and rather daunting—and then we checked out their bookings. They’ve sung with Josh Groban on an ABC/Disney Christmas show, sung a holiday song on camera for the TV comedy “Scrubs,” and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing Mahler’s Eighth Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl. So, they may be working their little tuckuses off, but it sounds like they’re having a ton of fun, too.

(And if you want to start your marriage by hitting it out of the park, you can book them for your wedding.)

All-American Boys Chorus
Saturday, March 10th, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $26, 21, 16: Youth, $10
Beckman Auditorium, Del Mar Blvd. and Michigan Ave.
Call 626.395.4652 or visit




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