LARGE AUDIENCES GATHER TO HEAR TALENTED YOUTHS

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

Atlanta has many things to be proud of, but none more than their famous Atlanta Boy Choir. The Atlanta Boy Choir, now performing in Poland, has attracted record breaking audiences at their concerts thus far. The choir was invited to Poland because of their past relationship with recently consecrated Polish Saint John Paul II.

Monday evening’s performance in the great St. John’s Archcathedral in Warsaw was attended by many Polish notables including famous artist Jerzy Kalina. In a very special presentation, one of the choir’s young Jewish boys gave Piotr Kadlcik, the Warsaw Federation President, some 400 kippot or yarmulkes for the Warsaw Jewish Community. Bryce Zimmerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Salzman and Mr. David Zimmerman, made the presentation in honor of his Bar Mitzvah which will occur on June 28th at Atlanta’s Temple Sinai Synagogue.

Under the direction of Maestro Fletcher Wolfe, founder of the choir some 56 years ago, the choir will travel on to Prague, Czech Republic later this week where they will perform at the great Tyn Cathedral. Prior to this concert, the choir will visit the concentration camp in Theresienstadt where over 15,000 young children perished during the Second World War. The choir will sing “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” based on the poems written by some of the children who were in this camp. The American Diplomatic Consulate in Prague is expected to be in attendance at this concert.