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40th Anniversary Event Information

Fitzgerald Scholarship Gala

 - Friday, April 29, 2016 -
Saint Joseph the Worker, Maple Grove, MN

 

40th Anniversary Concert

 - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:30 p.m. -
Word of Peace Lutheran, Rogers, MN

 

40th Anniversary LOLCB Reunion

 - Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. -
John Fitzgerald's Place

Mission & Vision

40th Anniversary

who we are

Ordinary boys. Doing Extraordinary Things.

There is an opportunity for every boy!

 

 

Our Choirs

Prep Choir

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.

Men's Chorus

The Men's Chorus is a community chorus open to men of all ages. We welcome men from throughout the community who want to come together to make music. It is a place for men to develop friendships while joining together in the music-making process. The Men's Chorus performs on their own as well as joining the the Land of Lakes Choirboys.

Events

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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 Greene, teacher and writer)

 

SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS

 

March 19, 2016

Minnesota State Boys' Choir Festival

St. John's University

 

April 16, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.

Church Service: Men's Chorus

Christ Our Light Catholic Church

804 7th Ave S

Princeton, MN 55371

 

April 17, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

 

Church Service: Training & Concert

Christ Our Light Catholic Church

804 7th Ave S

Princeton, MN 55371

 

April 21, 2016

Music Outreach Program

 

April 29, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.

40th Anniversary Celebration

Fitzgerald Scholarship Gala

Church of Saint Joseph the Worker

7180 Hemlock Lane N

Maple Grove, MN 55369

 

April 30, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.

40th Anniversary Concert

 

 

April 30, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.

40th Anniversary LOLCB BBQ and Reunion

 

June 13-30-2016

Summer Concert Tour

 

what we do

Where tradition and tomorrow join in song.

"Music is awesome. It's human. It's universal. It's...something that everybody wants."
Peter Greene, teacher and writer

 

Audition

Auditioning for the Land of Lakes Choirboys is very simple.

 

Step One: Complete the form on the right.

 

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.

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DONATE to the Choirboys!

 

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Thank You for considering this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these fine young gentlemen.

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leadership

Dedicated to helping each Choirboy.

Our staff believes in helping each boy
find his voice in the choir.

Our Staff

Aaron

Taylor

Corinne

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; Music Teacher at Holy Spirit Academy in Monticello, 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.

 

 

Associate Director

Taylor is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN where he received a B.M. in vocal performance. He currently serves as the Music Director with the Eagan Women of Note and as the Director of Music at Elk River Lutheran Church. Taylor has a strong background in teaching voice and and serving as a voice coach for Extension Ministries at Northwestern College. He has also served as the co-director of the Young MAIsterSingers of Independence, MO and as the associate conductor with the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City.

 

 

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.

Mission & Vision

what we're about

Ordinary Boys. Doing Extraordinary Things.

Mission

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

 

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.

 

 

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

get in touch

PO Box 74, Elk River, MN 55330

Email: choir@lolcb.org

Phone: 763.213.8105

Physical Address: 729 Main Street NW, Elk River, MN 55330

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Elk River, MN
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763-213-8105

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