September 6, 2017

Former Chairman of American Boychoir Cherishes Musical Memories, Sad That It Had to Close

To the Editor:

I learned about the sad closing of the American Boychoir from your lengthy article last week [“Alumni of American Boychoir School Mourn Closing and Share Memories,” page 5, Aug. 23].  The American Boychoir was frequently described as America’s foremost boychoir, perhaps even the best in the world.  It provided an exceptional education for the boys, both academically and musically.

I was honored and proud to be chairman of the boychoir for 20 years.  At that time we were able to grow the choir size from 30 to 81 boys, and increase the number of concerts in which they performed, both nationally and internationally.  The school produced many accomplished students who went on to have successful music careers, performing at some of the best venues in the world.

I cherish these musical memories, and am sad that it had to close.

Herbert W. Hobler ‘44

Former Princeton Resident

Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman