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Lake of the Isles Living December


December Lake of the Isles Living

achiever Written by Lisa Edevold

A boys choir must be what a choir of angels sounds like - that pure, sweet sound that only the voices of young boys can make. You’ve heard of the famous Vienna Boys Choir. But here in the Twin Cities, we have our very own choir of talented boys called the Metropolitan Boys Choir (MBC). The Angel voices of the MBC have been delighting audiences in the Twin Cities -- and around the world – since 1971 when it was founded by Bea Hasselmann, their devoted director. Comprised of boys and young men ages 5 to 17, the Metropolitan Boys Choir brings together boys from throughout the greater Twin Cities. A few MBC boys come from our very own Kenwood neighborhood including Oliver Mann, Gannon Mosher and Connor Severt. In fact, Kenwood Elementary School Principal, Aura WhartonBeck, is an MBC Alumnus Parent, former Board Member and longtime friend of the choir. The MBC boys performed recently at a Vikings Football games, in Washington, D.C. with

Senator Al Franken and Representative Keith Ellison. They have sung at funerals, weddings, fund-raisers and their own concert performances. “My 9-year-old son, Oliver could barely carry a tune on the day he joined the MBC – but in weeks he was singing beautifully,” said Lisa Edevold Mann, mother of Kenwood MBC member Oliver Mann. The mission of the Metropolitan Boys Choir is to provide a unique program of musical excellence and personal growth for the Twin Cities area boys of varied social, cultural and economic backgrounds – to develop responsibility and leadership, and to empower these young men to make an impact within their communities. No boy has ever been denied participation in MBC for financial reasons. Do you know a boy with an Angel voice? The MBC is welcoming new members now! For more information on visiting or booking the choir, please visit, call 612-827-6501 or email

December 2015 lake of the isles  
December 2015 lake of the isles