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From its humble beginnings, the Richmond Boys Choir has transformed the lives of young men 7-17
through a rigorous personal, academic, and musical development program.

1996

Theatre IV and the Boys and Girls Club of Richmond collaborates to form the Richmond Boys Choir. After citywide auditions in the fall of 1996, 25 boys are selected for membership.

1997

The Richmond Boys Choir becomes an independent 501 (c)3 organization.

1999

The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce declares the choir to be “Richmond’s Ambassador’s of Song.”

2007

A year of international exploration, RBC performs for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II during Virginia’s Royal Welcome Concert.

RBC travels to Panama City, Panama for its first performance abroad as part of the IV International Choral Festival.

2008

U.S. President and First Lady George W. Bush invite the Richmond Boys Choir to perform in the East Room at the White House where the choir is awarded the Coming Up Taller Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

2015

RBC Alumnus Rayvon Owen ’09 finishes fourth place on the acclaimed FOX television show American Idol.