The North Carolina Symphony welcomes the Raleigh Youth Choir’s debut in Meymandi Concert Hall. The Raleigh Boychoir joined the Symphony for previous concerts including Britten’s War Requiem in 2017 and Holiday Pops in 2016.
The Raleigh Youth Choir (RYC) consists of six choirs for both boys and girls ages 8-18. Participants learn and perform some of the world's most diverse choral music drawn from global, national, local, and regional trends in music.
RYC was established as the Raleigh Boychoir in 1968 by Thomas Sibley and has educated boys in the Raleigh area for 54 years. Today, the Raleigh Youth Choir continues to evolve and grow with each generation it serves. For its 2022/23 season, RYC expanded its programming to all youth, ages 8-18. RYC’s auditions are fun and relaxed, and all children are accepted.
Artistic Director Jeremy Tucker is a native of North Carolina and currently the Director of Arts Education for Durham Public Schools. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher and a winner of the North Carolina Schools Regional Teacher of the Year, as well as the North Carolina Symphony’s Maxin Swalin Outstanding Educator Award.
Performing with the North Carolina Symphony for The Polar Express are RYC’s Capital Choir, a specialized choir that supports the changing male voice, as well as the Mosaic Choir and Page Singers.
RYC Artistic Leadership
Jeremy Tucker, Artistic Director and Conductor, Capital Choir
Emily Turner, Associate Artistic Director and Conductor, Page Singers
Aaron Brown, Assistant Music Director, Capital Choir
Amy Brock Davis, Conductor, Mosaic Choir
Jennifer Wolfe, Rehearsal Pianist