About Us

Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale provides the finest musical education for young men in the Philadelphia area. Known and celebrated throughout the world, PBCC delivers a one-of-a-kind performance experience.

The Choir consists of three ensembles: 

Cadet Programs >

Performing Choir >

Chorale >


PBCC's 200 participants come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Some even commuted from Virginia, Maryland, and the Appalachian Mountains. PBCC members come from many different cultural backgrounds and cover a broad economic spectrum.

Performances are scheduled for evenings, weekends, and holidays to accommodate the boys’ school schedules.

The mission of PBCC is to encourage the musical growth of the boys through difficult repertoire and a world-class education.


Philadelphia Boys Choir Alumni

A Choir member graduates after his voice changes and he then becomes a Choir Alumnus. Many Alumni keep in touch with PBCC and each other by coming to Choir concerts and events. PBCC Alumni have gone on to do great things and you may even recognize some of their names:

Joe Bonsall - of the country music group the Oak Ridge Boys

Justin Hopkins - Opera Singer (Bass)

Dave Lieberman - Food Network Personality and Chef

Benj Pasek - Broadway Composer

James A. Pierce, III - Actor

Jeffrey Smith - PBCC Artistic Director

Shawn Stockman - of the R&B group Boyz II Men

John Stroud - PBCC Associate Music Director

Ukee Washington - KYW-TV News Anchor

Lawrence Zazzo - Opera Singer (Countertenor)


Board Members >


For more information on any of our programs, please contact the Choir office at 215.222.3500, or info@phillyboyschoir.org