The Ragazzi Boys Chorus-Voices Like None Other
Story and photos by Diane Andrews
Santa Clara Weekly, April 2017
The Ragazzi Boys Chorus, which debuted in Carnegie Hall in 2014, presented its spring concert, “Gloria,” at Mission Santa Clara on March 25, under the artistic direction of Joyce Keil and associate director Kent Jue. “Gloria” was performed by almost 70 Bay Area boys ages seven to 18, who sang like professionals in an astounding seven languages.
“I’m pretty passionate about all-boy choirs,” said Keil, who co-founded the chorus 30 years ago in 1987 because of the dearth of choral opportunities for boys. “Getting boys and men to sing is always a problem. There is a stigma that singing is for girls, so boys get the short shrift.” Full article
The SFCV Holiday Music and Event Guide, 2016 (A Little Fa la la la la for Everyone)
story by Michael Zweiback
San Francisco Classical Voice, November 15, 2016
Ragazzi Boys Chorus: In the Company of Angels (Dec. 3, 4, 11): There are several top-drawer children’s choirs in the Bay Area, and if you think they mainly sell tickets to family members, guess again. Peninsula-based Ragazzi is doing three performances (Palo Alto, Burlingame, San Francisco), and they will be singing challenging works by Benjamin Britten and James MacMillan, as well as Stephen Paulus’ Hymn to the Eternal Flame. And then, a carol fest, with audience participation. Full article
Acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus
Young beginners perform on the big stage
An intermediate level boy enjoys a moment in the spotlight
The joy of performance
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