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Ragazzi sings at West Bay Opera's
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote)

Friday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 25 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 pm

Lucie Stern Theater
1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
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Experience The Magic Flute as Mozart intended it, with the roles of the Three Spirits sung by boys rather than adult sopranos. Six Ragazzi choristers will sing the trio role at West Bay Opera's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The Three Spirits guide the hero and his sidekick on a journey to rescue a princess and find their true roles in life. One of Mozart's most beloved and enduring operas, The Magic Flute is full of wonderful music, drama, and clever humor.


Ragazzi Spring Family Recital

Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 5 pm

First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
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Come hear all the boys of Ragazzi, from the smallest to the tallest, sing in their end-of-the-year Spring Family Recital. Each group is showcased at every level.  Ragazzi’s program of musical growth and progress is laid out, from the entry-level groups through high school. The choristers are at their finest at this recital.  Experience the artistry of our young singers; we’re delighted to share their beautiful music.


Ragazzi Pops!

June 14, 2014 at 7 pm

Aragon High School Performing Arts Center
900 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo
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Ragazzi's final concert of the season will find touring boys days away from departing on the "Golden State to Gotham City" tour and Carnegie Hall debut concert, including performances all around Manhattan! This fun, send-off, pops concert closes out the 2013-14 season with a rhythm band, chart-topping tunes and fresh dance moves. Choreography by Bay area star and dance educator Karl Kuehn will accompany favorites like Disco Fever and Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma Baby).  The boys will sing Sesere Eeye, a folk song from the remote Torres Straits, learned while Ragazzi toured Korea last year.  Rounding out the program will be classic American songs including You Are So Beautiful, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Some Nights


Ragazzi Sings at Redwood Symphony's Family Concert

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3 pm
Canada College Main Theatre
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City

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Ragazzi Boys Chorus will be featured at Redwood Symphony's annual Family Concert. The Symphony premieres Lorenzo Palomo’s The Sneetches, a work for narrator and orchestra based on the classic Dr. Seuss story about thwarting prejudice. Narrated by Walter “Walt, the Giant Story Teller” Mayes, the tale will be accompanied by projections of Dr. Seuss’s illustrations.

In addition, children will be invited to tour the orchestra, meeting members of each section as they demonstrate their instruments. Maestro Kujawsky will lead a group conducting lesson and ten young conductors will conduct the concluding Sousa march.


A Cheerful Noise Winter Concerts

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 5 pm
First Congregational Church
1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto

 

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4 pm
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco

 

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4 pm
Cunningham Memorial Chapel
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont

 

Ragazzi Boys Chorus presents A Cheerful Noise. Take some time out of your busy Holiday schedule to enjoy the vocal beauty and youthful energy of our upper-level trebles and changed-voice singers. Classics of choral literature will be featured, including pieces by Mozart, Purcell and Handel. Patrons are invited to sing along with carols, and will be treated to the hushed intensity of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria. Ragazzi will also present an exciting piece by Paul Halley that combines the ancient chant Ubi Caritas with African chants and drumming.


Ragazzi Winter Family Recital

Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5 pm

First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
 

Join us in celebrating all the boys of Ragazzi, from the smallest to the tallest.  Each group is showcased, at every level. Ragazzi’s program of musical growth and progress is laid out, from the entry-level groups through high school. We invite you to come, sit back and enjoy the boys’ musical accomplishments.


Continuo, Ragazzi's Alumni Chorus, Presents

Mary Had A Baby: A Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 15 at 7:30pm
Christ Church Parish
770 North El Camino Real, San Mateo
 

Saturday, December 21 at 7:30pm All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto
 

Sunday, December 22 at 2:30pm
Trinity+St. Peter's Episcopal Church
1668 Bush Street, San Francisco
 

Now comprised of thirteen talented Ragazzi alumni, Ragazzi Continuo presents Mary Had A Baby: A Christmas Celebration. The program includes the classic spiritual Mary Had a Baby, arranged by Robert Shaw, a modern setting of the Gregorian chant Salve Regina by Kaj-Erik Gustafsson, and one of the most popular works of modern American classical music: O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen.


¡Cuba-Capella!
Ragazzi’s special concert featuring Cuba’s Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6 pm
Carrington Hall
Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City
 

Ragazzi Boys Chorus and Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine de Cuba, who co-hosted Ragazzi during our 2011 tour of Cuba, make music together in ¡Cuba-Capella! This cross-cultural exchange is an exciting opportunity for the Bay area to hear the male voice, from boy trebles through international professionals, in one concert. The superb musicians of Sine Nomine, in the last concert of their first United States tour, bring a wide-ranging repertoire from sumptuous Renaissance polyphony, to American spirituals, to songs by contemporary Spanish and Cuban composers. Directed by conductor Leonor Suárez Dulzaides, Sine Nomine's music has been featured in two films; the group has performed in major Cuban concert halls, as well as in Mexico and Spain. They have recorded two prizewinning CDs, with another two in production. This concert is supported by the Redwood City Educational Foundation, the Redwood City Cultural Commission, Music for Minors, Redwood City and ACFEA tour consultants.


Young Women, Young Men: Together We Sing
Conducted by Vance George, Conductor Emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus  

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 pm
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4 pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
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Ragazzi’s tenor and bass Young Men’s Ensemble collaborates with Susan McMane and her Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, all directed by legendary choral conductor Vance George.  The combined forces of two great Bay Area youth choirs present an exciting program with orchestral accompaniment. Giovanni Martini’s Domine adjuvandum me festina, Gabriel Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, and Leonard Bernstein’s, Make Our Garden Grow and Somewhere, from West Side Story, will be featured.  The young men will perform varied works, including the spiritual Wade in the Water, Non vos relinquam orphanos by Donati, and a Dale Wood arrangement of the plainsong Conditor Alme.  The young women will present songs including Hildegard von Bingen's Karitas habundant, Ave Maris Stella by Frank La Rocca and Brahms' Regina Coeli.


Ragazzi joins Masterworks Chorale in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 pm
Hillsdale High School Main Theater
31st Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 4 pm
Hillsdale High School Main Theater
31st Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
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Ragazzi’s Premiere intermediate group will be the featured children’s chorus, as San Mateo’s Masterworks Chorale, lead by Dr. Bryan Baker, presents one of the most popular choral works ever composed. Carl Orff's spectacular Carmina Burana deals with fate, drinking, and love—rhythmic and shimmering music set to a group of 12th century poems found at the Benediktbeuern monestary in Bavaria.


Trebles in Paradise

A special, family-friendly concert  -- come see and hear what Ragazzi is all about!

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 5pm

Carrington Hall
Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City
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What are young boys capable of, musically? A whole lot! Trebles in Paradise showcases the wide diversity of styles, periods and musical expression available in a top boys chorus. Featuring Ragazzi’s unchanged treble voices in the Full Concert Chorus and Premiere groups, this performance will appeal to boys who might be interested in joining Ragazzi. Some of our classical repertoire will be performed, contrasting with an atmospheric piece aptly named Lightning.  Sesere eeye, a traditional Australian fishermen's song from the remote Torres Strait islands, will incorporate choreographed movement. This song was taught to the Sydney Children's Choir who carried it to the Australian Girls Chorus who brought it to Korea to teach to our Ragazzi boys on their summer 2013 tour!  In a nod to early vaudeville, the soft-shoe song-and-dance Hats by Hank Beebe will be presented. Just as fun will be a calypso arrangement of Buy me chocolate, arranged by Hawley Ades. 


Ragazzi sings with the Stanford Chamber Chorale
and Symphonic Chorus

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Church
450 Serra Mall, Stanford
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Ragazzi’s Full Concert Chorus performs with Stanford University’s elite Chamber Chorale and the 180-member Symphonic Chorus in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sancta Civitas.  The combined choral groups will be conducted by Craig Jessop, Dean of the Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University, and Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1999-2008.


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