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John B. Stroud, Jr.

Associate Music Director, Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
John Stroud

John Stroud is a highly sought after choral conductor and music instructor throughout the Delaware Valley.  As Assistant Director, he spearheads the Beginning Cadet Program, our youngest children. A certified Kodaly instructor, Stroud is responsible for the many workshops and outreach programs provided in the community by the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. He is an expert in the choral music field with particular emphasis in the boychoir genre. 

Recently named the prestigious Buck Chair of Music, Stroud teaches music at The Haverford School in Haverford Pennsylvania.  He is the Artistic Director of the Media Chamber Chorale in Media Pennsylvania. Stroud earned a Master of Music in choral conducting at Temple University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Susquehanna University. He has studied conducting with Cyril Stretansky, Valerie Martin, and Alan Harler.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Artistic Director and Conductor, Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
Jeffrey R. Smith

An alumnus of Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, Smith stepped into the position of Music Director in 2004 and has since led the choir on concert tours throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Under his direction, the choir has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peter Nero and the Philly POPS, Opera Philadelphia and Curtis Institute. Venues have included the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Smith has led the group on local and national television including five consecutive annual appearances on "Good Morning America". Many political dignitaries have been an audience to the choir, including foreign ambassadors, presidents and prime ministers, American ambassadors, and our own president, Barack Obama.

Smith is a 1999 summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. His original compositions and vocal/instrumental arrangements have been performed by various ensembles throughout the country, including the Toledo Symphony, York Theatre (NYC), Ocean City Pops and Philly POPS. As a pianist in much demand, Smith has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Philly POPS, and for several shows on and Off-Broadway. He is also assistant conductor for the Philly POPS.

Joseph Fitzmartin: Concert Mass

Concert Mass - Philadelphia Boys Choir
  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Credo
  4. Psalm 23
  5. Sanctus
  6. The Lord's Prayer
  7. Agnus Dei


Featuring Barbara Dever, soprano, Lawrence Harris, Tenor

$16.00
$16.00

By Request

By Request - Philadelphia Boys Choir
  1. Circle of Life
  2. All Things Bright and Beautiful
  3. I Got Shoes
  4. Gloria I (Rutter)
  5. Gloria II (Rutter)
  6. Gloria III (Rutter)
  7. God Bless America
  8. Pie Jesu (Webber)
  9. Sanctus (Rutter)
  10. Ol' Man River
  11. Ezekiel saw the Wheel
  12. The Young Sea
  13. When the Saints Go Marching In
  14. Philadelphia Pride
$16.00
$16.00

I'll be there - Enhanced CD single with video

Enhanced CD with track and video of PBCCs version of The Jackson 5 classic. Soloists: Nathan Butler and Aaron Houston

$7.00
$7.00
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