Voted a “Best Choir of the Peninsula” by CBS News, voted “Best Non-Profit by Palo Alto Daily News Readers, and hailed as “one of the Peninsula’s finest treasures,” Grammy-award-winning Ragazzi Boys Chorus is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier arts organizations.
The chorus is available for hire in a number of group configurations, from 12 to 250 singers; soloists may also be available. Our boys sing for weddings, services, public and private events.
Listen here to samples of pieces we sing for ceremonial events.
Founded in 1987, Ragazzi is a regional center for music education and performance for boys and young men, ages 7–18. Around 250 singers, in six tiered levels, from over 100 schools in dozens of San Francisco Bay Area communities participate.
“Your organization was a delight to work with and I hope to work with you again in the future.”
-Jeffrey Jordan, Chorus Manager, San Francisco Symphony
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Light the Way at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
Ragazzi boys brought Holiday spirit to sick children at San Diego’s Rady Children’s Hospital, performing at their “Light the Way” event. Families, first responders and donors participated, to make the holidays more joyful for children who are too ill to be at home. Ragazzi was grateful to be hosted and underwritten at this event by the Chenter Foundation and supported by Licha Stelaus Productions.
Bless Me, Ultima – A Mexican American Opera
Opera Cultura, San Jose CA
Libretto and music by Héctor Armienta. The opera is based on Rudolfo Anaya’s epic novel of the same title. The libretto was developed by in consultation with Mr. Anaya. The west coast premiere was in April 2018 at the School of Arts and Culture – Mexican Heritage Theater. Featured artists were mezzo soprano Suzanna Guzman as Ultima and Ragazzi Boys Chorus chorister Nicholas Mckee as Antonio.
National Anthem @SF Giants Game
Ragazzi Boys Chorus sings the National Anthem at AT&T Park before a San Francisco Giants game, May 15, 2018