All is not lost for the American Boychoir. Despite the recent announcement of its bankruptcy (U.S. 1, April 15), the Mapleton Road-based and internationally acclaimed institution has raised enough money to complete the current year. And now it also hopes to get another financial boost from its benefit auction and homecoming weekend, scheduled Friday through Sunday, May 15 through 17.
One of the highlights is the Friday, May 15, Princeton premiere of the feature film “Boychoir,” starring Dustin Hoffman and members of the American Boychoir School (shown above). The film, directed by Francois Girard (“The Red Violin” and “Silk”) and also starring Kathy Bates, Debra Winger, and Eddie Izzard, will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Garden Theater on Nassau Street. A 6:30 p.m. red carpet arrival opens the festivities and a reception concludes the evening.
The premiere showing supports the activities of the American Boychoir. To check the availability of $100, $500, and $1,000 sponsorship tickets call 609-924-5858, ext. 628.
The 2015 Homecoming Celebration continues on Saturday, May 16, with a Boychoir concert and gala reception at the American Boychoir School, at 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton. The 5:30 to 9 p.m. event includes wine and hors d’oeuvres plus silent and live auctions. Ticket levels range from $60 to $500 and may be purchased by PayPal at www.americanboychoir.org/alumni/benefit.php or by calling 609-924-5858, ext. 628.
The weekend closes with a graduation ceremony and awards presentation on Sunday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Boychoir School chapel, 75 Mapleton Road, Princeton.
The American Boychoir is one of the most recognized musical ensembles in the country and performs regularly with world-class orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
For more information about the American Boychoir School and its Homecoming weekend, visit www.americanboychoir.org.