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Background Information

Employment History

Artistic Director

North Star Boys Choir

Artistic Director

Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota Inc

Director of the Training Choir

Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota Inc

Director of Music

Southwell Boy's School

Teacher

Institut Montana

Teaching Position

Institut Montana

Vienna Boys' Choir

Education

first concert diploma

Trinity College of Music , London

Bachelor of Arts degree

music and languages

University of Canterbury

first concert diploma

Trinity College of Music London

Web References (12 Total References)


• Meet Our Staff | North Star Boys Choir

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Francis D.C. Stockwell- Artistic Director, and a New Zealander by birth, holds concert diplomas for pianoforte from the Trinity College of Music, London, as well as a bachelor of Arts degree in music and languages from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Mr. Stockwell studied voice in Vienna, Austria under Professor Ingrid Doll-Kallinger while working with the Vienna Boys' Choir.

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Mr. Stockwell assumed the post of Artistic Director for the North Star Boys' Choir in October of 2011.


Meet the Staff

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Since turning over the Artistic Director's baton to Francis Stockwell in 1997, he has remained with the organization as the director of the Training Choir.

Francis Stockwell, Artistic Director
Francis D.C. Stockwell, born in New Zealand, began his musical career at a very early age. At age six he was studying piano and later violin. He was also a soloist in a local church choir. At age 15 he received his first concert diploma for piano from the Trinity College of Music, London. In 1968 he gained two further concert diplomas for piano: one from the Royal Schools of Music, London, the other a Fellowship from the Trinity College of Music, London. In the same year he graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and languages. In 1969 he left New Zealand for Switzerland to continue his piano studies at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva. At the same time he accepted a teaching position in Zug, Switzerland at Institut Montana, a renowned international boys' school. There he taught English, music and Latin. In 1970 he gained a teacher's diploma in German from Hamburg and in the late 70's he went to Vienna where he lived and worked with the Vienna Boys' Choir Institute and with Ingrid Doll-Kallinger, Professor of Singing at the Musikhochschule in Vienna. In 1984 he returned to New Zealand to accept a position as Director of Music at Southwell Boy's School. Two years later he returned to Switzerland where he taught at Institut Montana and lectured in singing at the Konservatorium of Lucerne. In the fall of 1997 he arrived in Elk River, Minnesota to accept the post of Artistic Director of the Land of Lakes Choirboys.


Meet the Staff | The Land of Lakes Choirboys

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Since turning over the Artist Director's baton to Francis Stockwell in 1997, he has remained with the organization as director of the Training Choir.

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Francis Stockwell, Artistic Director
Francis D. C. Stockwell, born in New Zealand, began his musical career at a very early age. At age six he was studying piano and later violin. He was also a soloist in a local church choir. At age 15 he received his first concert diploma for piano from the Trinity College of Music, London. In 1968 he gained two further concert diplomas for piano: one from the Royal Schools of Music, London, the other a Fellowship from the Trinity College of Music London. In the same year he graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and languages. In 1969 he left New Zealand for Switzerland to continue his piano studies at the Conservatoire de Music in Geneva. At the same time he accepted a teaching position in Zug, Switzerland at Institut Montana, a renowned international boys' school. There he taught English, music and Latin. In 1970 he gained a teacher's diploma in German from Hamburg and in the late 70's he went to Vienna where he lived and worked with the Vienna Boys' Choir. At the same time he studied voice with Gerald Trabesinger of the Vienna Boys' Choir Institute and with Ingrid Doll-Kallinger, Professor of Singing at the Musikhochschule in Vienna. In 1984 he returned to New Zealand to accept a position as Director of Music at Southwell Boy's School. Two years later he returned to Switzerland where he taught at Institut Montana and lectured in singing at the Conservatorium of Lucerne. In the fall of 1997 he arrived in Elk River, Minnesota to accept the post of Artistic Director of the Land of Lakes Choirboys.
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The North Star Boys' Choir, under ...

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The North Star Boys' Choir, under the direction of Mr. Francis Stockwell, is composed of twenty-four boys aged 8-13. The choir is devoted to the traditional boy choir repertoire including sacred music of all periods, classical works, spirituals, and folk music from around the world. The hauntingly beautiful sound of the North Star Boys' Choir results, in large part, from the centuries-old European voice training technique which Mr. Stockwell mastered while working in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Stockwell is one of a handful of voice trainers around the world who has preserved and currently practices this technique. The North Star Boys' Choir was founded, in part, to provide an enduring American home for this rare and beautiful legacy. Although the choir itself is new, the majority of the choristers are experienced and seasoned singers, having toured Europe and participated in international choral competitions. Providing a well-rounded experience for the choirboys is a significant part of the program, and is realized through a wide range of recreational and character-building opportunities, including choir camp, national and international tours, and competitions. Training is provided in manners, deportment, and leadership, which readies the boys for success in concert and tour settings, as well as in future life. Francis Stockwell, born in New Zealand, is the Artistic Director of the North Star Boys' Choir. Stockwell studied piano in Geneva and Lucerne, Switzerland, and voice at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria, under Prof. Ingrid Doll-Kallinger.


LOLCB Happenings

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Upcoming events... | Francis Stockwell to move on from LOLCB... LOLCB Happenings

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After serving 15 exceptional years as the Artistic Director of the LOLCB, Mr. Francis Stockwell has decided to move on to new ventures. We will be forever grateful for the work Francis has done over the past years.

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