• Ordinary Boys.
    Doing Extraordinary Things.

    There is an opportunity for every boy.

 

Every Parent...

“Every parent should consider this for their son.”

LOLCB Choir Parent

I have now heard...

“I have now heard angels’ voices.”

Audience member from Sandusky, OH

Our Choirs

Prep Choir

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The Prep Choir (ages 5-7) is often the start of the journey of the Choirboy. The Choirboy begins his musical training through musical activities, games and, of course, singing! In addition, he begins learning about respect, honor and how to be a gentleman.

Training Choir

The Training Choir (ages 8-12) is where the boys are guided in their learning through five areas: Using the voice well; Musical skills and understanding; Repertoire; Belonging to the choir; Choir in context. The Choirboys work hard to understand the choir’s motto “Music, Respect and Honor”.

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is the primary performing choir of the Land of Lakes Choirboys. Here, the Choirboy continues his studies in the Voice for Life program during their monthly voice lesson. The Concert Choir tours throughout the United States and around the world each June. The music they sing can range from Gregorian chant to the latest composition.

 

Every Parent...

An Experience Like No Other.

Throughout their time with the Land of Lakes Choirboys they “learn to help and mentor each other, support (their fellow choirboys), lift each other up, and come together into something that is glorious and way, way cool.”

Peter Green, teacher and writer

Events

Missa ChoralisNovember 11 @ 5:00 p.m.Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis
The Mystery of ChristmasDecember 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
With the SJTW Christmas Chorale, the Martellatos Handbell Choir and a chamber orchestra

Free will offering accepted.

St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove
The Mystery of ChristmasDecember 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
With the SJTW Christmas Chorale, the Martellatos Handbell Choir and a chamber orchestra

Free will offering accepted.

St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove
Church ServiceDecember 10 @ 9:30 a.m.Wooddale Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park
Christmas With the ChoirboysDecember 10 @ 1:30 p.m.

Free will offering accepted.

Wooddale Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park
Christmas With the Choirboys
Part of the 2017-2018 Concert Series
December 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available soon.

St. Henry Catholic Church, Monticello
Church ServiceDecember 16 @ 5:00 p.m.St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Oak Grove
Christmas With the ChoirboysDecember 16 @ 7:30 p.m.St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Oak Grove
Broadway and Beyond!
Part of the 2017-2018 Concert Series
March 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available soon.

Elk River High School Little Theater, Elk River
Minnesota State Boys’ Choir FestivalApril 7, 2018Zimmerman High School, Zimmerman
5th Annual Fitzgerald Scholarship GalaApril 27, 2018

Tickets available soon.

St. Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove
Stand Together
Part of the 2017-2018 Concert Series
May 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available soon.

Word of Peace Lutheran, Rogers
Concert Choir Tour
Southwest USA
June 11-28Various Locations TBA
SingOut: Summer Music CampJuly 30 – August 4, 2018Land of Lakes Choirboys
 

Every Parent...

Where Tradition and Tomorrow Join in Song.

“Music is awesome. It’s human. It’s universal. It’s…something that everybody wants.”

Peter Green, teacher and writer

Audition

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Auditioning for the Land of Lakes Choirboys is very simple.

Step One: Complete the form in this section.

Step Two: Taylor or Aaron will contact you to set up a visit for your family.

Step Three: You will meet with either Taylor or Aaron for a short audition. There is no need to prepare anything.

Step Four: Taylor or Aaron will contact you to let you know if your son is invited to join the Land of Lakes Choirboys.

What are we looking for?

Ordinary boys who love to sing, act, read, play games and/or play sports. Boys who want to be part of a team that works toward a common goal. Boys who want to learn about leadership, respect, honor and how to be a gentleman.

Send an Audition Inquiry

Our Staff

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Aaron

Executive/Artistic Director

Aaron holds a B.A. in Music from St. John’s Univeristy, Collegeville, where he studied choral conducting with Dr. Axel Theimer. Mr. Carpenter also serves as the Director of Worship at St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove, MN and is the founder and conductor of the Festival Community Orchestra. He has served as a guest clinician and conductor in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Washington and Texas. Mr. Carpenter is an active member of ACDA, NAfME, and MMEA. He and his wife, Maria, have three children, Noah, Isabella and Emma.

Vance

Associate Director

Vance graduated from Winona State University with a B.A. in Music.  Mr. Dahl currently works for the National Theatre for Children and is also the Tech Director for St. Croix Falls High School.  He is very excited to begin his time with the LOLCB and share his joy of music with the boys.  Mr. Dahl is happy to be welcomed into this wonderful organization and can’t wait to do extraordinary things.

Corinne

Associate Director

Corinne received her B.M. in K-12 Vocal Music Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is currently employed at St. Andrew’s Catholic School in Elk River where she teaches K-5 general music and directs the Children’s Choir. Mrs. Olinger has had two sons work through the ranks of the LOLCB giving her a great understanding of our organization and the value of our motto “Music, Respect, and Honor”. Corinne is a member of ACDA and MMEA.

Joseph

Accompanist

Joseph has been with the Land of Lakes Choirboys as accompanist since the 2013-14 choir season. Currently, his youngest son Gus sings in the Concert Choir. Joseph teaches elementary orchestra at five schools in the Osseo Area School District, and he is the Director of Music at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN. He has won national and state awards in organ from the Music Teachers National Association and from the American Guild of Organists. He holds a B. Mus. in Organ Performance from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. in Liturgical Music from St. John’s University, and an M.A. in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. Joseph resides in St. Michael with his wife, Jennifer, their four sons: Trey (Joseph III), Davis, Leo, and Gus, and their dog Lily.

Stewart

Prefect

Stewart has been with the Land of Lakes Choirboys since 2008. He started in the Nordic choir when he was 13 years old and went on two tours as a choirboy. He joined the staff as a prefect in 2012 and has gone on three tours since. Outside of LOLCB Stewart works as a PCA and attends school at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Camden

Prefect

In 2008, Camden started in the Training Choir at the age of 8.   After a year, he moved up to the Nordic Choir and began touring.  He made two US tours with the Nordic Choir, one European tour with the Viking Choir, and two US tours with the Concert Choir.  He received his six-year award in 2013, graduated, and then participated in the Men’s Chorus for two years. Outside the LOLCB, Camden has enjoyed learning to run a sound board, both analog and digital, along with all the other cool production technologies.  Aside from running the sound board at church, Camden works at Caribou Coffee and MotoAlliance in an effort to graduate from medical school debt free. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, working on cars, designing CAD projects, and building things.

Support Land of Lakes Choirboys!

Your donation helps to build strong young men.

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of boys by teaching excellence in choral music and self-discipline.

Our Vision

To make the Land of Lakes Choirboys a high-quality music education program that empowers boys to develop musical ability, individual character and leadership skills.

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Music is our gift…

To perfect. To enjoy. To share with others.

Respect is our tool…

Our manners. Our conduct. Our behavior.

Honor is the foundation upon which we build…

Our music program. Our respect for ourselves and others. Our code to live by.

Contact Us

Rehearsal and Office Address

729 Main Street NW
Elk River, MN  55330

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 74
Elk River, MN  55330

Email

Choir@lolcb.org

Phone

763.213.8105

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