Ambassador Choir

 

The Ambassador Choir was developed from the thirtieth anniversary restructuring of 2014-2015. The music sung by the Ambassador Choir represents composers and folk music from the last five hundred years, including the 21st century. These extremely gifted boys and girls from grades six through eight work in a highly structured atmosphere with emphasis on building self-discipline, self-esteem, and respect for others, all while having a ton of fun! Mr. and Mrs. Procter, Mr. Diaz, and Dr. Taranto are the teachers for this great group of musicians. In the last couple of decades, members of the Alabama Choir School's upper-level choirs like the Ambassador Choir performed three times as guests of former President Bush and his wife during holiday tours of the White House, celebrated Mozart's 250th birthday in Austria and Germany, and presented concerts in Waikiki, Hawaii. In 2010 they toured Rome, Florence, Assisi, and Pisa to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Each year, the Ambassador Choir performs with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in their December Family Christmas Concert and in May of 2015, they participated in the TSO's May concert of all Russian repertoire. They also sing in our big Winter and Spring Concerts at Moody Concert Hall with all five choirs of the Alabama Choir School. The Ambassador Choir rehearses once a week on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 PM. In late May of 2015, they traveled with the high school Chamber Choir on our thirtieth anniversary trip to Japan for nine days of fun, music making and collaborating with young Japanese musicians! In March of 2017, the Ambassador Choir worked with and performed the music of composer Greg Gilpin in Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City with full orchestra and other choirs from all over the country.