RAYMOND, Wash. — The All-American Boys Chorus returns to Pacific County on Sunday, July 16, to raise their voices in song at the Raymond Theatre (323 Third St.) The show begins at 2 p.m.
Tickets, $20, are available by phone at 360-875-5157; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; and by mail at P.O. Box 925, South Bend, Wash., 98586. Tickets also are available in advance at Raymond Pharmacy, South Bend Pharmacy and at the door on performance day.
The L.V. & Stella Raymond Foundation, Chen’s and Sunday Afternoon Live sponsor the event.
Raymond is the first stop in the chorus’s 2017 Pacific Northwest and Canadian tour, but it’s hardly their first visit there.
“The group performed special concerts in three previous seasons and always has delighted local audiences by celebrating the very best of our musical heritage, including a salute to American’s military as well as featuring their famous audience sing-a-long,” organizers said in a release.
Based in Costa Mesa, the chorus is composed of more than 100 boys, ages 8 to 15, drawn from throughout Southern California. Fifty concert tours to Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and throughout the U.S. make the All-American Boys Chorus one of the most widely traveled boy’s choirs in the world.
More than one million people have been included in the boys’ live audiences, in addition to the many millions who have seen and heard them on television and radio.
The boys have performed before a Pope and dignitaries of many ranks. They’ve been made honorary citizens of a Canadian provincial capital and commended by its mayor for their kindness to that city’s handicapped children.