Boys’ Voices Raised in Song Make Center City Holiday Bright

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Keystone State Boychoir brought some holiday cheer to center city Philadelphia on this Christmas Eve.

Wearing their trademark green sportjackets or sweaters, and some donning festive holiday hats, dozens of choir members entertained employees and their families — as well as customers — inside a Wells Fargo bank branch on South Broad Street at Walnut.

The choir shared holiday favorites and even engaged the appreciative audience in a sing-along.

Angela Wende, who has two sons in the choir and is chair of its recruitment committee, says this is the sixth year the choir has entertained at the bank.

“The boys are mostly from the Greater Philadelphia area,” she tells KYW Newsradio.   “They range in age from 7 to 18. Some come even as far as from New Jersey — Princeton — (or) Delaware.”

Wende says the choir is always auditioning new voices and can be a long-term extracurricular activity for those who are selected.

“The good news about this choir is the boys sing through their voice change, so they can stay, which obviously is very healthy for them.”

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