Join the Raleigh Boychoir as we celebrate our 51st Season 2018-19!
Please join us for the Raleigh Boychoir’s 2018-2019 Concert Season. You will not want to miss our choristers’ and community’s presentation of light, hope, unity, and joy through music!
Our “Season to Shine” includes:
- “Unsung Heroes” Fall Concert – Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00PM || White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh
This concert will feature overlooked music from the past and present, including pieces by women composers and musicians whose contributions impacted music. We are excited to welcome the Middle Creek High School Concert Singers under the direction of Andrea Siedschlag Purchase Tickets Here
- Carols of Christmas– Friday, December 21, 2018 7:00PM || Edenton Street United Methodist, 228 W Edenton St, Raleigh
No Christmas season is complete without your family experience the Raleigh Boychoir’s shining “Carols of Christmas.” Purchase Tickets Here
- American Music Festival “High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass”– Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:00PM || First Baptist Church – 99 N Salisbury St, Raleigh
The Raleigh Boychoir will reach new heights as our choristers and community present Dr. Tim Sharp’s “High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass.” Welcoming area boys to perform in the 2nd Annual Triangle All Boy Honor Choir, we’ll be joined by NC State’s Singing Statesmen, the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band and guest conductor Tim Sharp! Purchase Tickets Here
- “Dawning of Day” Spring Concert– Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:00PM || Christ Episcopal Church, 120 E Edenton St., Raleigh
This moving presentation will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy featuring music of beloved American and French composers. Purchase Tickets Here
Mass of the Children – By John Rutter – A special added performance!
Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2019
Liner notes to the Naxos (2006) recording of Mass of the Children, Shadows, & Wedding Canticle by John Rutter, state that the work was written late in 2002 and was first performed in February 2003 at Carnegie Hall. Rutter, writing of his inspiration for the work, says, “The seed of the work probably lay in the inspiring experience I had back in 1963 singing as a member of the boys choir in the first recording of
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The effect of combining children’s and adult’s voices is unique, and I wanted to write a work that would bring them together in a more joyful context than a Requiem.” He goes on to say that he based the structure on the Missa Brevis but added a number of English texts to it that are sung by the soloists or the children.
The work runs about 35 minutes and is scored for mixed choir, children’s choir, soprano and baritone soloists, chamber ensemble and organ. The Chamber Choir’s performances with the Raleigh Boychoir will take place Saturday, April 6 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church at 3PM in Raleigh. Order your tickets click here and Sunday, April 7 at 5:30PM at Duke Chapel, Durham. Order your tickets click here