Pacific Boychoir, Kevin Fox, director
The Pacific Boychoir Academy was founded in 1998 with six boys and today involves more than 170 boys in seven choirs. In addition to an after-school training program, the PBA operates a day school and is the only choir school in the Western US. Pacific Boychoir has performed with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony, American Bach Soloists, National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, and on tour throughout the US and to countries on six continents. This season Pacific Boychoir performs with the SFS, American Bach Soloists, California Symphony, and tenor Ian Bostridge and the Britten Sinfonia. Pacific Boychoir made its San Francisco Symphony debut in 2002 in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 and is heard with the SFs on the Grammy-winning recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. Kevin Fox, Founding Artistic Director of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, holds a degree in music from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and has also studied music at Oxford University and Westminster Choir College. He worked for the American Boychoir and has served as interim assistant Choirmaster of Grace Cathedral Choir. In 2014, he served as chorus director for the Ojai Music Festival.