• 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

Prep Choir (ages 6 & 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. They rehearse Sundays from 5-5:45 p.m. There is no tuition for this choir.

Training

Training Choir (ages 8-14) is open to any boy with an unchanged voice. This is where our newest boys and our experienced boys join together to learn about posture, breathing and tone and the motto, “music, respect, honor”. Each boy receives individual coaching in music literacy and in leadership, manners and behavior. They rehearse Sundays from 6-8 p.m.

Ambassador

Ambassador Choir is open to any boy grade 9-12 interested in singing in an all-male choir. All voices in this choir are changing or changed. They perform a variety of music genres and offer concerts with the other choirs, as well as on their own. They rehearse on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Concert

Concert Choir is our performing and touring choir. Its members come from Training and Ambassador to form a mixed voice (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) choir. Concert Choir is an auditioned choir and to be eligible, all members must be in Training or Ambassador and must have been in the program for at least one year. This chamber choir performs music from Gregorian chant to the most recent composition. The Choirboys also receive individual coaching in leadership, respect and honor.

 

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

On the Road with Concertare

 

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

Auditioning for the Land of Lakes Choirboys is very simple.

Step One: Complete the form in this section.

Step Two: We will contact you to set up a visit for your family.

Step Three: You will meet with LOLCB Staff for a short audition. There is no need to prepare anything.

Step Four: We 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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Our Staff

Nathan

Artistic Director

Nathan has made a name for himself as a conductor, performer, and educator.  As an operatic baritone he is a former member of the prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera (WNO) where he had the distinguished pleasure to work extensively with famed tenor, Plácido Domingo.  Nathan’s many past engagements have included turns as Count di Luna (Il Trovatore), Rigoletto (Rigoletto), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Marcello (La Bohème), Ping (Turandot), Count di Luna (Il Trovatore), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Daniel Webster (The Devil and Daniel Webster), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Gene (Evelyn, World Premiere), Dancaïro (Carmen), and Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi). Nathan has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera de Monte Carlo, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Minnesota Concert Opera, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Duluth Festival Opera, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Keweenaw Symphony, the Buffalo Community Orchestra, and the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.

As a conductor, Mr. Herfindahl has directed choirs in performance of works including; Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem.  His choirs have been featured in performance throughout the region including engagements as a showcase ensemble at the MMEA Midwinter Clinic, the SCSU Big Sing, and recently earned a Cantus High School Residency.  Throughout his tenure, his choirs have been praised for their “exquisite tone” and “mature phrasing.” As a director, Nathan has staged performances of numerous musicals including; Newsies, Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Gianni Schicchi, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Seussical, My Fair Lady, The 146 Point Flame, Nora’s Lost, Fire Exit, and The One Act Play Disaster. Nathan holds a B.M. in Vocal Music Education and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota Duluth and is currently pursuing his D.M.E. in Music Education from Liberty University.  See more at www.nathanherfindahl.com

Corinne

Associate Director

Corinne Anderson is starting her 11th season with the Land of Lakes Choirboys. She teaches elementary music at Ogilvie Public Schools, is the Community Education Coordinator and is also in charge of District Communications. Before that, she taught music and directed the Children’s Choir at St. Andrew Catholic School in Elk River. Corinne received her Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Vocal Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University and is now working on a Director of Community Education certificate from St. Cloud State University. Ms. Anderson is the mother of two former Land of Lakes Choirboys and a daughter. Two of her children are currently in college and one finished college and is working. She lives in Elk River and enjoys teaching piano lessons, gardening and working in her shop.  She is excited for the upcoming season of making music.

Grady

Associate Director

Grady received a bachelors of music degree in vocal performance and opera from Morningside University in Sioux City Iowa under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Hendrix-Case and professor Kate Saulsbury. With Morningside’s opera program, Mr. Klein has performed at the Salisbury House as well as scholarship recitals and through NAfME as a soloist. Grady recently sang with the Minneapolis based group, the Summer Singers, and just secured a position with Sonomento through the MacPhail Center for Music for the 2021-2022 season. He is joining the LOLCB team as an associate director for his second year after singing with the group as a boy from 2005-2009. Grady resides in Plymouth with his wife Freya, who is a middle school choir teacher at Grandview Middle School, in Mound Minnesota.

Camden

Prefect

Camden Goepferd began his time with the LOLCB as a choral member in 2006 and sang with the program until 2013. During his time in the program he sang in 5 choirs and toured 44 of 50 states, as well as 5 countries. He joined the staff as a Prefect in 2016 and continues to serve in that position. Outside of the choir Camden is a full time Critical Care Paramedic with Lakeview Hospital EMS and a paid on-call firefighter with the Bayport Fire Department. On his days off he enjoys rock climbing, hunting, traveling, skiing, and remodeling his house. Mr. Goepferd has an Associates Degree in Paramedic Sciences and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree.

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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.

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

905 6th St. NW
Elk River,  MN 55330

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 74
Elk River, MN  55330

Email

Choir@lolcb.org

Phone

763.250.1374

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