The Chattanooga Boys Choir performs At carnegie Hall in June 2017.
Performing Arts League Showcase
featuring CBC Cantabile
Sunday, October 21
Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center at UTC
The Chattanooga Boys Choir CANTABILE ensemble performes on this special program organized by the Chattanooga Performing Arts League, featuring a dozen youth performing arts organizations including Ballet Tennessee, CSO Youth Orchestras, the Howard School band, and many others.
The Blue and the Gray: Songs and Stories of the Civil War
Monday, October 29
Acclaimed music historian Bobby Horton – the primary music producer for Ken Burns’ PBS Civil War documentary – will perform with the boychoir and as a solo artist sharing an informative narrative about the music of the Civil War.
Audience members will hear songs encompassing several aspects of the war, including Union songs, Confederate songs, African-American spirituals, and songs about the soldiers’ lives. These include such pieces as “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “Battle Cry of Freedom,” “Bonnie Blue Flag,” and the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” A special musical setting of “Battle Above the Clouds” will be performed – this piece vividly depicts the Battle of Lookout Mountain which took place in November 1863. Horton will accompany the choir on banjo, guitar, fiddle, including some original period instruments dating from the 19th century.
Only Men Aloud!
Saturday, November 3
Baylor School | 9:00am-3:00pm; festival performance at 3:00pm
Men in grades 8-12 enjoyed a FREE day of instruction, clinic, and learning new repertoire with the CBC staff, Cantabile Choir, and guest clinician Dr. Peter Steenblik (Director of Choral Activities at the University of West Florida). The day will concluded with an "informance" featuring the festival choir and the UTC Men's Choir directed by Alison Allerton.
On a Silent Night - 56th Annual Singing Christmas Tree
Special Guests: CSO Youth Orchestra, Ballet Tenneessee , and Metropolitan Bells
School Performances Friday, November 30 | 10:00am and 12:00pm
Public Performances Saturday, December 1 | 12:00pm and 5:30pm
This year's program commemorates the 200th anniversary of the popular holiday carol “Silent Night,” which was written in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. Audience members at this year’s Singing Christmas Tree will hear the carol in several versions, including a dramatic music introduction telling the story of how the song came to be written.
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, the Chattanooga Boys Choir hosted a community sing of 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. Video of the event is included above and can also be found on the CBC FaceBook page.
Are you interested in joining the Chattanooga Boys Choir?
We meet with families any time during the year and hold Open Houses in April. Click here to learn more about joining the choir.
Support the Arts in Tennessee
Did you know that Tennesseans for the Arts has sponsored a new Arts licence plate? It is now available for purchase, and 90% of the revenue from the sale of these plates go directly to the Tennessee Arts Commission, of which the Chattanooga Boys Choir is a proud recipient of a Program Support Grant. When it is time to renew your plate, consider supporting the arts in Tennessee! click for more information
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