Preparing Boys for Life

Middle School student to perform with Opera Philadelphia April 26-May 5

Form I student Chase will perform in Opera Philadelphia’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme at the Academy of Music between April 26 and May 5. Chase, a member of the Haverford Celebrantes, will also perform a solo during the performance. He is one of 12 members of the Philadelphia Boys’ Choir & Chorale to be selected to perform in the opera.

“I was really excited, and a little surprised, when I was selected for the solo,” said Chase. “It’s my first solo in an opera, so I’ve been practicing at home and with my voice teacher Carole Latimer, a teacher at Haverford’s Conservatory.” 

Chase’s passion for music is evident, as he plays the violin, piano, banjo, and guitar. His resume is made up of regional and national performances, including singing the National Anthem at the Phillies game, and performing on The Today Show, at Carnegie Hall, and at the Kimmel Center. Last year, he traveled to Singapore and Vietnam with the Philadelphia Boys’ Choir. This summer he will tour Italy with the group.

“It’s intriguing to see other places and how other choirs perform,” said Chase. “It’s an honor to be able to go to other countries and be able to perform for others.” 

“I am thrilled that Chase is taking full advantage of these musical opportunities, especially when it comes to experiencing other cultures and performing on some of the world’s most prestigious stages,” said John Stroud, The Grace and Mahlon Buck Chair in Music. “It is clear that Chase exemplifies what Haverford’s music program is about - using music to impact his self-confidence, respect, and work ethic. Chase’s successes enrich the Haverford community.”