By Amanda Wolkin
The Buckhead-based Georgia Boy Choir is in the middle of a 17-day tour of China.
The group’s tour began May 29 and includes scheduled performances in Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Kumming and Shanghai and an appearance on a Chinese television broadcast.
The choir’s conductor David White and his wife Rosemary, who accompanies the singers on piano, reside in Buckhead on Haddon Hall Road with their three children. The two sons, William and Duane are both in the choir.
The chairman of the choir’s board of directors is Sandy Springs resident Bill Pike, who has a son, Charlie, who sings in the choir. Several choir members attend school at the Lovett School, Galloway School and Heiskell School.
The choir rehearses and has its offices at Northwest Presbyterian Church on Northside Drive in Buckhead.
During the tour, fans can track their visit and performances through the group’s website, www.GeorgiaBoyChoir.org.
The choir, established in 2009, is composed of singers ranging in age from 5 years old to teenagers in high school.
The choir has enjoyed great success in its inaugural season, conducting dozens of choral shows including Christmas concerts which attracted 3,000 attendees from across the metro-Atlanta area, according to the organization. The group also appeared in Georgia State University’s production of “Carmen,” as well as hosting the first annual Georgia Boy Choir Festival in February.