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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 2022-2023 Season Announced
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
Chattanooga Boys Choir Performs "We Shall Overcome" for 2022 MLK Day Observance
In its first rehearsal of the spring 2022 semester, members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir learned and recorded a setting of the anthem "We Shall Overcome" arranged by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of the Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. In learning and performing the piece, choir members explored the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in observance of MLK Day, the day on which the recording (below) was released.
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!
Members of the CBC at the ground breaking of the new Erlanger Children's Hospital with UT coach Butch Jones.
Chattanooga Boys Choir hosts community sing as part of #AVoice4Peace initiative
Since 2017, the Chattanooga Boys Choir has hosted community sings to promote peace in and beyond the local community. The 2017 event featured Ukuthula, a South African call for piece. This event was part of the #AVoice4Peace using song to raise awareness of peace in the community and around the world. The 2018 community sing included Abbie Betinis' composition of Love Is Love, part of the recently released Justice Songbook. Additional Community Sings have included pieces such as "We Shall Overcome," "Be the Change," and "When We Are Singing." Videos of these events are included above and can also be found on the CBC FaceBook page.
Are you interested in joining the Chattanooga Boys Choir?
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