After an almost 20 year hiatus, the Wilmington Boys Choir is now in its third year under music director, Ronnie Wise. The Wilmington Boys Choir strives to instill principles of integrity, character, achievement, and a strong work ethic. No religious affiliation is required to become a member, and all members are between ages 6-13.
Did you know that a positive and rewarding experience in music has a positive impact on the personal and social development of children? With the Wilmington Boys Choir, your son has the chance to contribute to our community's culture, learn about music, grow and achieve while making friends and having fun!
The choir meets every Tuesday night at 6:00 PM for practice, followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Performances include about 10 concerts & services per semester. In the past, The Wilmington Boys Choir has performed at Westminster Abbey, Biltmore House, and Duke University Chapel.
Artistic and Executive Director, Mr. Ronnie Dale Wise
Prior to his time as Music Director for the Wilmington Boys Choir and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mr. Wise served as Director of Worship and the Arts and Principal Organist at Boone United Methodist Church in Boone, NC. He studied at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and the Juilliard School in NYC.
Assistant Director, Mr. Richard Rhoads
Mr. Rhoads holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Performer's Certificate from Indiana University and a Master's Degree in Music from Rice University. He served as Director of Music at St. Andrew's-on-the-Sound for 18 years. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Liturgy/Music Commission for the Diocese of East Carolina.
Vocal Instructor and Marketing Director, Mrs. Nicole Thompson
Mrs. Thompson is responsible for promoting the choir, and provides voice lessons. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mankato State University, and has taught at arts schools such as the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts in Minneapolis, and for the Thalian Association Children's Theater. She also currently serves as Principal Soprano in the St. Paul’s Choir.
Junior Choir Director, Ms. Catherine Charles
Ms. Charles has been the Music Specialist at New Hanover County Schools and Director of Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church since 2002. She performs regionally with Schola Cantorum of the Diocese of East Carolina. She is in her 29th year in music education.Type your paragraph here.
The Wilmington Boys Choir