Who we are
The SFBC is a Performing Organization and a Chorus School
The San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) is comprised of the Grammy award-winning Concert Chorus, the Graduate Chorale, the Hand Bell Program and the four-level Chorus School, which includes the Preparatory Chorus.
The CONCERT CHORUS is the SFBC’s premiere performing ensemble and is comprised of choristers who exhibit vocal excellence, performance flair, and exceptional musicianship skills. Led by Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, the committed Concert Chorus members, ages 10 to 13, present a full concert series in the San Francisco Bay Area, tour nationally and internationally, record often and appear annually with renowned artistic partners, such as the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, the Robert Moses Kin Dance Company and other Bay Area arts organizations such as George Cleve's Midsummer Mozart Festival and Stanford Live.
Through performances and events, the Concert Choristers advance musically and mature as young men while gaining appreciation for economically and socially diverse cultures and communities.
The Concert Chorus is the level to which Chorus School singers aspire. Under the guidance of our Associate Artistic Director, the San Francisco Boys Chorus faculty team train youngsters through four CHORUS SCHOOL levels, beginning as early as kindergarten in the Preparatory Chorus (Level I) and up through the Junior (Level II), Apprentice (Level III), and in time to the Intermediate Choruses. (Level IV).
Alongside bi-weekly choral rehearsals, choristers receive music theory and sight-singing training through the Chorus’ Musicianship Program. Designed by the SFBC’s Music Education Director, Jennifer Cooper, the SFBC Musicianship Program provides a highly-structured learning environment using methods inspired by mid-twentieth century Hungarian music educator Zoltán Kodàly.