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Symphony Swings and Sings with Bernstein

Story by Joshua Kosman, photos by Stefan Cohen
San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, 2017

… Friday’s performance was nothing if not alluring — vigorous but soft-grained in the opening movement with its ever-so-slightly irregular rhythms, and impossibly lush in the warm-toned finale, which also featured gorgeous contributions from cellists Peter Wyrick, Barbara Bogatin, Barbara Andres and Carolyn McIntosh … In the tender middle movement, [Ragazzi Boys Chorus] boy soprano Nicholas Hu floated a solo line as pure and clear as a millstream. Full article

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

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Young beginners perform on the big stage

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An intermediate level boy enjoys a moment in the spotlight

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The joy of performance

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