The choir is inactive. During the 44 years the choir was active:


  • In 2012, Dr. Schade became the longest serving civic boy choir director in America and known for creating a most natural American sound unique in boy choir circles. Dr. Schade has directed choirs Performing for 3 Presidents. President Johnson (while at Texas Boys Choir), President Bush Sr, President Clinton

  • Trained 4000 boys, 750 girls – hundreds still actively singing professionally or as amateurs.

  • Performed 3000 American concerts

  • Concert Tours included: 6 Coast to Coast tours totaling 48 states. Columbia Artists. 3 times Wales and England. 9 times Japan (all Japanese Prefectures and some islands.)

  • Performed hundreds of International Concerts, including 300 in Japan, more in Mexico, Canada, Europe.

  • Performed at 120 colleges, including Stanford, Oxford, Dartmouth, Harvard.

  • Performed 30 times with Orchestras – NHK Japan, BBC Wales, National Orchestra, 3 times Rochester, 8 times concerto soloist Phila, 2 times Pittsburgh, 2 times Philadelphia, 2 times Bucknell, 4 times Northeast Philharmonic.

  • Performed many Operas: 8 times Pittsburgh Chamber Opera; Whole Season Spoletto USA, NY State Theatre, 30 Amahls across USA

  • Performed many Oratorios: 8 Messiah Promusica Philadelphia, 20 self-produced Messiah, St. Matthew’s Passion, NY Schola Cantorum, Musica Sacra New England, Bach Festival Haverford College, St. David’ first American Performance with Arwel Hughes directing (Welsh BBC Oral Conductor)

  • Performed at 26 Christmas Madrigal Feastes, 10 Welsh Music Festivals, Kodaly workshop.

  • Performed many Original works for the first time: 24 Folk Song medley (K.B Schade arr.) “A Columbus Madrigal” – opera for 500th anniversary of 1492. Joseph – 30 minute Church Cantata expanded to Broadway show, Andrew LLoyd Webber – first American performance at ESU. All the King’s Men. It’s Cool in the Furnace. 8 Medleys — Carols. Show Tunes – Arthur Harris.

  • National Conventions: AGO, MENC, PMEA, ACDA, OAKE.

  • Appeared many times on TV – NHK Japan, “Let’s Go Young (#1 rated program in Japan at the time in 1983), BBC Wales, NBC Today Show, ABC.

  • Venues: 21 shows opening week Tokyo Disneyland attended by thousands each performance. 3 times Kennedy Center, 2 times White House, Carnegie Hall, Waldorf Astoria, Westminster Hall London.