The Burlington Boys Choir was founded in 1959 by Miss Eva Wiseman. During our 57-year history, hundreds of boys have been educated in great sacred and classical music and in etiquette and discipline. The choirsters range in age from nine to sixteen years old and are drawn from the private and public schools in the Burlington and Alamance County area. Boys are chosen for their musical ability and for their maturity, discipline, and high academic standing.
The mission of the Burlington Boys Choir is to maintain a living choral tradition in Alamance County and to promote self-esteem, discipline, persistence, and confidence among its choir members.
Woodson E. Faulkner, II is a graduate of Greensboro College with a Bachelor of Music degree and attended UNCG for post-graduate study in choral conducting, voice training and music education. He has been with the choir since 1999. Mr. Faulkner serves as Music Director/Organist at Wake Forest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Mr. Faulkner has performed professionally and is on the voice faculty of the Music Academy of North Carolina.
William Allred is only the second director in the choir's history and has been with the choir for twenty years. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from UNCG, a Masters in Orchestral Conducting from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and a Bachelors of Music from Westmister Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Allred also serves as the Music Director/Organist at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church in Greensboro and volunteers as director of the resident handbell choir at Friends Homes Guilford.