Land of Lakes Choirboys
Craig Carmody-Anderson, heard the world famous Vienna Choir Boys in 1962, and was so overwhelmed by that performance that he vowed to have his own boychoir one day. In July 1976, he placed an advertisement in a local newspaper for this new choir - The Land of Lakes Choirboys - and on August 11, his dream came true, as his boychoir began to take shape. Mr. Carmody-Anderson, a police officer at the time, holds a B. A. in music from St. Cloud State University. He has studied abroad with various choral conductors including Wolfgang Powischer, former conductor of the Vienna Boys Choir, and Francis D.C. Stockwell, former music prefect of that group. Mr. Carmody-Anderson is widely recognized as one of the most successful of American children's choir conductors, and he has served as a consultant to many boychoirs across the country. Mr. Carmody-Anderson retired from the Champlin, Minnesota police force May 31, 1995, after 26 years of service. Since turning over the baton to Francis Stockwell in 1997, he remains with the choir conducting the Town Choir and training new boys.
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