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 Lookouts Presents National Anthem at Lookouts vs. Smokies Game at AT&T Field
'Brothers in Song' features CBC Cantabile and University of Tennessee-Knoxville Men's Choir
This collaborative concert featuring the CBC Cantabile Choir and the Men's Choir from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will take place at 7:00pm on April 19 in the sanctuary of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church in Knoxville TN. Each choir will perform their own repertoire, and then they will combine at the end of the program with the uplifting setting of "We Rise Again" by Leon Dubinsky. Free admission.
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.
Chattanooga Boys Choir Hosts Summer Choir Camp; Prepares for 2021-2022 Season
Members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir, junior counselors, and staff had a wonderful time at their annual CBC Choir and Musicianship Camp hosted July 19-23 on the campus of The Baylor School. The choristers had a great week learning, rehearsing, and having fun, including:
Chattanooga Boys Choir Hosts Finale 2021 Concert at First Horizon Pavilion
May 11, 2021 - Members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir were thrilled to hold their annual spring Finale! concert at the friendly confines of First Horizon Pavilion following a challenging season of COVID-19 protocols, outdoor performances, virtual projects, and gatherings in football stadiums and baseball fields! Each of the component choirs performed, while the choristers combined to perform the premiere of We Will Sing Together by Chattanooga composer Sarah Tullock.
Play Ball! Chattanooga Boys Choir Records National Anthem for Lookouts' 2021 Season Opener, Season
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance
We Will Sing Together by Sarah Tullock
February 19, 2021 - As we prepare to mark the milestone of one year of a pandemic, we are filled with hope that one day soon we will sing together, shoulder to shoulder, in a space filled with people. Until then, we share these words of hope with you.
This song is dedicated to Mr. Tom Wolfe, who was a passionate educator and Training Choir Instructor for the Chattanooga Boys Choir for many years. We will sing together again.
How Can I Keep from Singing?
November 2, 2020 - Members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir released their latest virtual choir recording, Troy Robertson's arrangement of the Robert Lowry hymn How Can I Keep from Singing? Accompanied by CBC member Ishmael Sanford on violin, the choir presents this song of resolve and strength in the face of difficult circumstances. The piece is accompanied by images of the choristers' return to in-person rehearsals this fall aboard the Southern Belle and in AT&T Field and Finley Stadium.
When We Are Singing: Chattanooga Boys Choir Commemorates U.N. International Day of Peace
September 21, 2020 - As part of their first few weeks of on-line rehearsals for the fall 2020 semester, members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir made a virtual recording commemorating the United Nations International Day of Peace. The choristers recorded Kevin Padworski's arrangement of "When We Are Singing," based on the Mexican folk hymn Somos del Señor. Stitched together from dozens of clips filmed in their own homes, the choir members are heard while images of the choir's recent activities throughout the region and performance tours around the world are shown, highlighting the important role of music and the arts in bringing peace and understanding to all corners of the world. Click below to view the video.
Social Distance-SING: CBC Composer Chats
In March and April, members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir "met" with twelve composers on Zoom to talk about music the choristers were preparing in the spring. Choristers asked questions to learn about the inspiration for those particular pieces, as well as to learn more about the composer - how many pieces have they written, why did they choose to become a composer, what did they study. We are grateful for the time these composers spent with our choristers!
Boys Choir RISE!
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 Singing Christmas Tree (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
In 2017 and 2018, the Chattanooga Boys Choir 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. 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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