CBC Releases "I Lift My Voice" Video of 2023 Community Sing for International Day of Peace
September 21, 2023 - In commemoration of today's United Nations International Day of Peace, the Chattanooga Boys Choir is proud to share the video recording of its annual Community Sing featuring "I Lift My Voice" by composer Andrea Ramsey. Recently, members of the community joined the CBC to learn, rehearse, and record the song together.
FREE! 2023 Tenor-Bass Festival Features University of Tennessee Men's Chorale & Dr. Andrew Skoog
The Chattanooga Boys Choir hosts its annual Tenor-Bass Choral Festival for changed-voice singers in grades 7-12 for a FREE day of instruction, rehearsal, and performance on October 21, 2023. Each year, the CBC Cantabile choir joins local students to prepare selections under the direction of a renowned guest clinician. This year's conductor is Andrew Skoog (Professor of Voice & UTK Men's Chorale Director) with whom they will present an afternoon performance for parents and guests. Master classes and rehearsals with voice instructors culminate in a performance by festival participants, the CBC Cantabile and the UTK Men's Chorale.
Click here to learn more and to register by October 13!
Chattanooga Boys Choir "Spooky Sing" featuring Community Trunk or Treat and Concert at Charles L. Ramsey Sr. Community Center - October 30, 2023
CBC Concert and Cantabile Choirs Perform at SPLASH! Summer Arts Festival in Miller Park - August 19, 2023
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See the Chattanooga Boys Choir on Tour in June 2023!
Come see the CBC Tour Choir as they travel through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois, ending with the sights and sounds of Chicago! The choir is fortunate to share the program based on the theme I Dream a World in several wonderful venues including Second Presbyterian Church (Chattanooga TN), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Murfreesboro TN), Cathedral of the Assumption (Louisville KY), First UMC-Chicago Temple (Chicago IL), and Covenant Living-Windsor Park (Carol Stream IL). We hope to see you at one of our performances!
In a year that has featured a variety of diverse and engaging programming, the members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir will present a program of music to bring their local performing calendar to a close on Thursday, May 11 beginning at 7:00pm at First Baptist Church (Golden Gateway) at 401 Gateway Avenue.
Much of the program is based on a theme of hopes, dreams, and community, highlighted by pieces such as “Sisi Ni Moja” (“We are one”), “Child of the Universe,” and “Hands Are Knocking.” The three advanced CBC ensembles will include works based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, renowned poet of the Harlem Renaissance, including “Dream Keeper,” “In Time of Silver Rain,” and “I Dream a World.” This concert will also feature the world premiere of the composition Your Heart, a new choral piece by local composer and music educator Sarah T. Tullock.
A variety of musical styles will be featured, including songs from bluegrass, African-American spiritual, and Western Art Music traditions. Contemporary familiar favorites will include a variety of pieces made famous by Sesame Street, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and by celebrated American recording artist Billy Joel.
CBC Cantabile Featured in Young Artists Collaborative Concert, Schubert Mass in G - Sunday, April 30
The Chattanooga Boys Choir Cantabile choir will perform with members of the Chattanooga Girls Choir and the Chattanooga Youth Symphony in a special presentation of Mass in G by Romantic era composer Franz Schubert at First Baptist Church (401 Gateway Avenue) on Sunday, April 30 at 3:00pm. The youth ensembles will also combine to present anthems including Andre Thomas' setting of the Lagston Hughes poem I Dream a World and Chattanooga composer Roland Carter's arrangments of Lift Every Voice and Sing. Each ensemble will also present individual works as part of the special program featuring several youth performers.
Chattanooga Boys Choir Opens Chattanooga Lookouts 2023 Season with National Anthem
CBC Alums Mark Laseter ('10) and Michael Parham ('09) Join for Brothers In Song Concert
In its next performance, the Chattanooga Boys Choir welcomes home two notable alumni who will be making a special performance with members of the choir. Alumni tenor Mark Laseter CBC ’10 and baritone Michael Parham ‘09 will perform with members of the CBC in this special concert featuring works by Franz Schubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sarah Quartel, Rollo Dilworth, John Rutter, Moses Hogan, Leonard Bernstein, and more. Laseter and Parham will perform solo pieces and duet selections, as well as special combined pieces with members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir.
The concert will be held on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Church. Tickets to the Brothers in Song Concert are $10 for adults and children under 18 are free. To purchase tickets, click here.
Chattanooga Boys Choir 2022 Summer Tour - Partnership with Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song
The Chattanooga Boys Choir partnered with the Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African-American Song on their annual tour this summer, presenting performances in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Together, the two groups visited several museums and venues dedicated to the United States civil rights movement and shared repertoire reflecting on this important chapter of history, including:
* THU, June 9
- PERFORMANCE: Second Presbyterian Church - Chattanooga TN, 6:00p EDT (29th annual Simmons-O'Neal Memorial Concert)
* FRI, June 10
- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
- 16th Street Baptist Church
- PERFORMANCE: First United Methodist Church (Montgomery AL), 7:00p CDT
* SAT, June 11
- Rosa Parks Museum
- Freedom Rides Museum
- Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
- PERFORMANCE: Auburn Methodist Church (Auburn AL), 6:00p CDT
* SUN, June 12
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta GA)
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
- PERFORMANCE: Covenant Presbyterian Church (Atlanta GA), 6:00p CDT
Support the Arts in Tennessee
Did you know that you can support the arts in Tennessee through the purchase of ANY Tennessee specialty license plate? The Tennessee Specialty License Plate program helps to provide tickets to Hamilton County students to attend the Chattanooga Boys Choir Winter Concert (and lots of other arts field trips) for free!
CBC Hosts Annual Summer Camp!
The Chattanooga Boys Choir welcomes more than 30 new choristers this summer at its annual summer camp, held on the beautiful campus of Baylor School.
CBC Hosts #AVoice4Peace Community Sing
Joined by hundreds of local community members, the Chattanooga Boys Choir and guests learned and recorded the piece "Be the Change" by Mark Kapan and Adam Britt. This recording was released on the United Nations International Peace Day to draw attention to efforts for peace around the world.
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