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David Allen

Past Performances

SJSU Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose

New Ballet’s San Jose Nutcracker with Ragazzi

The New Ballet’s San Jose Nutcracker takes place in San Jose at the turn of the last century. Presented in partnership with History San Jose, and featuring the voices of Ragazzi Premiere singers, it tells … read more

3020 Children’s Way, San Diego CA

Ragazzi at Rady Children’s Hospital Light the Way Celebration

Some of Ragazzi’s most accomplished singers will perform for visitors and patients at the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA. Boys will perform at various locations within the hospital, singing repertoire that includes Bach/Gounod’s … read more

Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco

For the Beauty of the Earth: San Francisco

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concerts gaze at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music. These performances honor composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving thanks … read more

First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Winter Recital 2018

Celebrate the musical accomplishments of Ragazzi’s beginning Primary, intermediate Premiere and touring Avanti boys. The recital particularly showcases our younger boys — from entry level through middle school. Ragazzi’s program of musical growth and progress … read more

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City

For the Beauty of the Earth: Redwood City

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concerts gaze at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music. These performances honor composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving thanks … read more

First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

For the Beauty of the Earth: Palo Alto

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’s For the Beauty of the Earth holiday concerts gaze at the earth’s beauty through the prism of music. These performances honor composers through the ages who have contemplated natural surroundings, giving thanks … read more

The California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose

Opera San Jose Pagliacci with Ragazzi

Opera San Jose presents Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which tells the tale of Canio, a jilted lover and a jealous husband, who is the leader of a traveling commedia dell’arte troupe. Canio is the clown who must … read more

Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

Ragazzi at Dreamforce

Some of Ragazzi’s most accomplished treble singers will showcase their talents for registrants at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, CA. The performance will kick off the Salesforce.org Education Cloud Keynote: Trust and Transformation in Higher … read more

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Ragazzi Sings Bing!

Presented by Stanford Live, our entire program is on display in Bing Concert Hall. Augmented by our Alumni Chorus and our Alumni ensemble, Ragazzi Continuo, this concert will explore a stunning range of vocalism. All … read more

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Spring Recital 2018

Hear Ragazzi’s singers, from small to tall, sing in their end-of-the-year Spring Recital. Many levels of the chorus are showcased, at levels from beginners through boys preparing for summer touring. Considering an audition? See how … read more

Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

Carmina Burana with Golden State Youth Orchestra

Ragazzi’s Premiere and Avanti groups perform Carl Orff’s rhythmic and colorful Carmina Burana with the Golden State Youth Orchestra (formerly the El Camino Youth Symphony) and Masterworks Chorale. Set to medieval poems found in a … read more

Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Ave, Burlingame

Siblings in Song: Ragazzi Boys & Peninsula Girls

Join Ragazzi’s Young Men’s Ensemble and Peninsula Girls Chorus’ Ensemble as we celebrate our long history of collaboration, sharing the stage together. These brothers and sisters in song will keep your toes tapping and delight … read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St. Redwood City

From East to West: Redwood City

Sung by Ragazzi’s Concert Group and Choral Scholars, From East to West looks across cultures and musical genres, featuring Korean music arranged by Chen Yi, Chinese and Japanese songs, as well as music from India. … read more

Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose

From East to West: San Jose

Sung by Ragazzi’s Concert Group and Choral Scholars, From East to West looks across cultures and musical genres, featuring Korean music arranged by Chen Yi, Chinese and Japanese songs, as well as music from India. … read more

Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco

Ubi Caritas: San Francisco

Ubi Caritas: Where There is Love, presents music exploring the idea that love marks God’s presence throughout our world. Among the pieces will be four settings of the Ubi Caritas text, based on the Gregorian chant. Paul … read more

First United Methodist Church, 
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Winter Recital 2017

Celebrate the musical accomplishments of Ragazzi’s Primary, Premiere and Avanti boys. The recital particularly showcases our younger boys — from entry level through middle school. Ragazzi’s program of musical growth and progress is laid out, … read more

First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Dr., Burlingame CA

Ubi Caritas: Burlingame

Ubi Caritas: Where There is Love, presents music exploring the idea that love marks God’s presence throughout our world. Among the pieces will be four settings of the Ubi Caritas text, based on the Gregorian chant. Paul … read more

First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Ubi Caritas: Palo Alto

Ubi Caritas: Where There is Love, presents music exploring the idea that love marks God’s presence throughout our world. Among the pieces will be four settings of the Ubi Caritas text, based on the Gregorian chant. Paul … read more

Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno

Ragazzi at the National Cemetery, San Bruno

At the invitation of the Avenue of Flags Committee, Ragazzi’s Young Men will participate in the Veterans Day ceremonies at the National Cemetery in San Bruno.  Music begins at 10:30, the ceremony begins at 11:00. … read more

Redwood City Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City

Ragazzi Honors Veterans in Redwood City

Ragazzi’s Premiere group will sing for the Folding of the Flag ceremony, honoring veterans at Redwood City’s celebration. Co-sponsored by Redwood City’s Parks and Recreation and the Redwood City Lions Club. More details … read more

Cubberley Theatre, located at 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ragazzi with Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

Ragazzi Boys Chorus and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra join forces in their first collaboration. These skilled, polished groups are both deeply committed to excellence in youth music education and performance. Led by PACO’s Benjamin Simon … read more

Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside

Ragazzi Sings Woodside’s “First Fridays”

Ragazzi’s treble Avanti and Premiere singers will perform selections from our current repertoire at the charming and historic Woodside Village Church. The boys will sing for the Town of Woodside’s First Fridays series, which features local … read more

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Ragazzi Solos with the San Francisco Symphony

Featuring a Ragazzi boy soloist, hear the exuberance, joy, and brilliance of one of the 20th century’s greatest composers in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, combining Broadway-inspired melodies with sacred texts for chorus, soloist and orchestra. The … read more

Aragon High School Theater, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

From Sea to Shining Sea

Ragazzi’s season closes with music prepared for our upcoming tours to the Baltics and Arizona. Concert highlights will include a focus on American music, featuring gospel, spirituals and pop music. Enjoy dance numbers by our … read more

First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Spring Recital 2017

Hear Ragazzi’s singers, from small to tall, sing in their end-of-the-year Spring Recital. Many levels of the chorus are showcased, at levels from beginners through boys preparing for summer touring. Considering an audition? See how … read more

Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Ave, Burlingame

Siblings in Song: Ragazzi Boys & Peninsula Girls

Join Ragazzi’s Young Men’s Ensemble and Peninsula Girls Chorus’ Ensemble as we celebrate our long history of collaboration, sharing the stage together. These brothers and sisters in song will keep your toes tapping and delight … read more

First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame

Gloria! Burlingame

Alumni chorus Ragazzi Continuo, along with Ragazzi’s most accomplished boys and young men, present excerpts from Glorias by classical greats Josef Haydn and Antonio Vivaldi. Music by J.S. Bach and his predecessor, Heinrich Schütz, will … read more

Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Gloria! Santa Clara

Alumni chorus Ragazzi Continuo, along with Ragazzi’s most accomplished boys and young men, present excerpts from Glorias by classical greats Josef Haydn and Antonio Vivaldi. Music by J.S. Bach and his predecessor, Heinrich Schütz, will … read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S Market St, San Jose

Ragazzi at California ACDA/CASMEC

Ragazzi’s most accomplished singers will perform for the American Choral Directors Association State Conference at the 2017 California All-State Music Education Conference in San Jose. We are honored and thrilled to send our young representatives … read more

Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco

In the Company of Angels: San Francisco

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ In the Company of Angels holiday concerts explore the language and harmonies of our eternal search for spiritual wisdom, celebrating the various appearances of angels in the Christmas story. As intermediaries and guardian spirits, angels … read more

First United Methodist Church, 
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Winter Recital 2016

Join us in celebrating the singers of Ragazzi Boys Chorus, from small to tall. Many of our groups are showcased, particularly our younger boys. Ragazzi’s program of musical growth and progress is laid out, from … read more

Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Dr, Burlingame

In the Company of Angels: Burlingame

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ In the Company of Angels holiday concerts explore the language and harmonies of our eternal search for spiritual wisdom, celebrating the various appearances of angels in the Christmas story. As intermediaries and guardian spirits, angels … read more

First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

In the Company of Angels: Palo Alto

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ In the Company of Angels holiday concerts explore the language and harmonies of our eternal search for spiritual wisdom, celebrating the various appearances of angels in the Christmas story. As intermediaries and guardian spirits, … read more

3154 Woodside Road, Woodside

Ragazzi at Woodside Village Church

Ragazzi’s treble Avanti and Concert Group singers will perform selections from our current repertoire in the charming and historic Woodside Village Church. The boys will sing for the Town of Woodside’s First Fridays series, which features local … read more

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City

CD and Tour Send-off

Ragazzi’s season closes with music prepared for our upcoming summer CD recording sessions at Skywalker Ranch in Marin, and for the Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans. Enjoy the excitement of live performance and … read more

First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Spring Recital

Come hear the boys of Ragazzi Boys Chorus, from small to tall, as they sing in their end-of-the-year Spring Family Recital. Many levels of the chorus are showcased, at levels from beginners through boys preparing for … read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton Street, Redwood City

Siblings in Song: Ragazzi Boys & Peninsula Girls

Join Ragazzi’s Young Men’s Ensemble and Peninsula Girls Chorus’ Ensemble as we celebrate our long history of collaboration, sharing the stage together. These brothers and sisters in song will keep your toes tapping and delight … read more

Saint Patrick's Seminary & University, 320 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park

Fauré Requiem | Songs of Nature: Menlo Park

Ragazzi’s boys and young men, along with alumni chorus Ragazzi Continuo, present Gabriel Fauré’s masterpiece Requiem in D minor. One of the romantic-era composer’s most beloved pieces, Fauré wrote that the work is “dominated from … read more

St Matthews Episcopal Church, 1 South El Camino Real, San Mateo

Fauré Requiem | Songs of Nature: San Mateo

Ragazzi’s boys and young men, along with alumni chorus Ragazzi Continuo, present Gabriel Fauré’s masterpiece Requiem in D minor. One of the romantic-era composer’s most beloved pieces, Fauré wrote that the work is “dominated from … read more

Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo

Song & Dance: Ragazzi & Harker!

Ragazzi’s high school Young Mens Ensemble teams up with the Harker School’s varsity dancers in a fun collaboration full of great vocals and fresh choreography. The young men will preview pieces to be recorded on Ragazzi’s … read more

First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

ACDA Western Division Conference

Ragazzi’s most accomplished singers will perform for the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference. This is a very high honor for the organization, and we are thrilled to send our young representatives to Pasadena. … read more

Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco

I Dream a World: San Francisco

Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ I Dream a World concerts feature music inspired by the words of the classic Langston Hughes poem of the same name. This music celebrates the traits that humans have in common – the power of … read more

First United Methodist Church, 
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Winter Recital

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN. Join us in celebrating the singers of Ragazzi Boys Chorus, from small to tall. There will be a special appearance by Ragazzi’s Magic Flute trio, reprising … read more

First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame

I Dream a World: Burlingame

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN. Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ I Dream a World concerts feature music inspired by the words of the classic Langston Hughes poem of the same name. This music celebrates the traits … read more

First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

I Dream a World: Palo Alto

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN. Ragazzi Boys Chorus’ I Dream a World concerts feature music inspired by the words of the classic Langston Hughes poem of the same name. This music celebrates the traits … read more

Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro Street, San Francisco

Carmina Burana: San Francisco

Ragazzi’s boys will be the featured children’s chorus, as the Bay Choral Guild, led by Sanford Dole, and joined by Baritone soloist Nikolas Nackley, presents one of the most popular choral works ever composed. Carl … read more

First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Carmina Burana: Palo Alto

Ragazzi’s boys will be the featured children’s chorus, as the Bay Choral Guild, led by Sanford Dole, and joined by Baritone soloist Nikolas Nackley, presents one of the most popular choral works ever composed. Carl … read more

Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Boulevard, Campbell

Carmina Burana: Campbell

Ragazzi’s boys will be the featured children’s chorus, as the Bay Choral Guild, led by Sanford Dole, and joined by Baritone soloist Nikolas Nackley, presents one of the most popular choral works ever composed. Carl … read more

Aragon High School Performing Arts Center, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

Ragazzi Hosts the American Boychoir

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN Ragazzi Boys Chorus is proud to host and share the stage with the touring American Boychoir, one of the finest boy choirs in the United States. Ragazzi sang … read more

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Rd, Redwood City

Spring Family Recital

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN Come hear the boys of Ragazzi Boys Chorus, from small to tall, as they sing in their end-of-the-year Spring Family Recital. Many of Ragazzi’s groups are showcased, particularly our … read more

Aragon High School Performing Arts Center, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

“Games” Tour Sendoff

Tickets available AT THE DOOR One hour before curtain Our season closes out with Games, featuring pieces especially prepared to share on Ragazzi’s upcoming tours to South Africa and Oregon’s PICFest this summer. Baba Yetu, composed for the video … read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St., Redwood City

A Choral Wreath Benefit Concert

Ragazzi’s upper-level boys and high-schoolers sing to support local music education through Bodhi Tree Concerts North. Our young artists will raise their voices to enable more Bay Area kids to learn and enjoy music. All net … read more

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose

Fellowship of the Ring #2

Direct from New York’s Lincoln Center engagement, the complete Lord of the Rings film trilogy will be presented live, with Symphony Silicon Valley. Ragazzi Boys Chorus sings the children’s choral part for The Fellowship of … read more

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose

Fellowship of the Ring #1

Direct from New York’s Lincoln Center engagement, the complete Lord of the Rings film trilogy will be presented live, with Symphony Silicon Valley. Ragazzi Boys Chorus sings the children’s choral part for The Fellowship of … read more

New Life Church, 4130 Technology Drive, Fremont

Noye’s Fludde with the Fremont Opera

The Fremont Opera presents Noye’s Fludde (or Noah’s Flood), a delightful telling of the story of Noah and his ark. Written by Benjamin Britten as a “community opera”, the production will be fully staged with … read more

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St., San Francisco

Noye’s Fludde with the Fremont Opera

The Fremont Opera presents Noye’s Fludde (or Noah’s Flood), a delightful telling of the story of Noah and his ark. Written by Benjamin Britten as a “community opera”, the production will be fully staged with … read more

Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo

Song & Dance: Ragazzi & Harker!

Tickets sold at the door one hour before curtain. Ragazzi’s high school Young Mens Ensemble teams up with Harker School’s varsity dancers in a fun collaboration full of great vocals and sparkling movement. The young … read more

Menlo Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park

Ragazzi at Menlo Presbyterian

Ragazzi’s treble and high school singers will perform selections from our current repertoire. The performance is free and open to the public. Menlo Presbyterian Church 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park … read more

San Francisco

Chanticleer Middle School Choral Festival Concert

Famed a capella mens chorus, Chanticleer, hosts a day of learning and musical exchange for invited choirs.  Ragazzi’s treble singers perform on-stage with Festival participants and Chanticleer at the conclusion of the day’s events. Sorry, … read more

Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco

Wintersong at Old First Church

Leave your shopping lists behind and take a few minutes to celebrate the holidays with the soaring voices of Ragazzi Boys Chorus.  Our renowned choral training and performing organization will present Wintersong, a December homage to … read more

Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony

Ragazzi performs the live sound track to “Home Alone”, with the San Francisco Symphony Holiday fun for the whole family as Ragazzi Boys Chorus sings at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony in … read more

First United Methodist Church, 
625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Winter Family Recital

Tickets Available only at the door; box office opens at 4pm Join us in celebrating the singers of Ragazzi Boys Chorus, from small to tall. Nearly the entire chorus is showcased, at every level from … read more

Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony

Ragazzi performs the live sound track to “Home Alone”, with the San Francisco Symphony Holiday fun for the whole family as Ragazzi Boys Chorus sings at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony in … read more

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Rd, Redwood City

Wintersong at Messiah Lutheran

Tickets available only at the door; box office opens at 4pm. Leave your shopping lists behind and take a few minutes to celebrate the holidays with the soaring voices of Ragazzi Boys Chorus.  Our renowned … read more

St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo

Wintersong at St. Matthews

Tickets available only at the door; box office opens at 4pm. Leave your shopping lists behind and take a few minutes to celebrate the holidays with the soaring voices of Ragazzi Boys Chorus. Our renowned … read more

Los Altos

Los Altos Cooks for a Cure

Ragazzi boys perform for Sunbeam Foundation donors at Los Altos Cooks for a Cure, a fundraiser to support research aimed at finding a cure for pediatric bone cancers. Ragazzi boys will help kick off this … read more

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Tour Performance at Carnegie Hall

Ragazzi boys toured to New York City in summer of 2014, performing in a number of iconic venues around Manhattan. The culminating experience was a performance on one of America’s most iconic stages: Carnegie Hall. Sharing … read more

Performance and education are central to Ragazzi’s mission.  Developing the boys’ artistry through strong music fundamentals prepares them for the stage.  But the thrill of live performance and the connection to their audience can be magical too.

Performing is very gratifying. All the work in rehearsal, the memorizing has all paid off. I love to perform for all these great people who watch us.

Nicholas Abraham, chorister