The purpose of the New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir is to enrich the lives of children in the East Harlem community, using choral singing as a catalyst. Discipline, respect and academic success are expected as well as working harmoniously toward common goals.
The New Amsterdam Boys and Girls Choir was established in 1986 as the New Amsterdam Boys Choir. In 2008,it broadened its mission to serve girls.The choir annually gives 10 – 15 local performances. The venues for concerts away from New York City have been Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, and Nebraska. The boys choir also made three trips to Germany.