NOW REGISTERING ALL BOYS AND MUSIC TEACHERS FOR 9TH ANNUAL CINCINNATI BOYCHOIR FESTIVALJanuary 21, 2020January 20, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All-City Boychoir Festival
NOW REGISTERING ALL BOYS AND MUSIC TEACHERS FOR 9TH ANNUAL CINCINNATI BOYCHOIR FESTIVAL
¡CANTEN SEÑORES! Sing Sirs!
The Cincinnati Boychoir welcomes all boys and music teachers from around the Cincinnati Metro region for its 9th annual All-City Boychoir Festival at the Aronoff Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 8th.
¡Canten Señores! is a beloved carnavalito, a folk song and dance style from Bolivia and Argentina, originally sung during Carnival. The translation of the title is Sing, Sirs! and provides an apt backdrop for a day of music-making with boys from all over the city.
Boys in 3rd – 12th grade participate in one of two tracks – treble (3rd – 8th grade unchanged voices) and changed/changing (5th – 12th grades with changed or changing voices). There will be no need to prepare anything in advance. The day ends with a rousing performance in the 2,000-seat P&G Hall at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. This performance is free and open to the public.
Teachers can also participate and receive .3 CEUs for attending the festival and attending “Programming to Celebrate Culture”, a workshop/panel discussion with Dr. Megan Boyd from Xavier University and John Gabriel from Rochester School of the Arts.
9th Annual All-City Boychoir Festival: ¡CANTEN SEÑORES!
February 8, 2020 12:30-6pm (free concert at 5pm)
Proctor and Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts
Festival is free and open to all boys in grades 3-12
Performance at 5pm is free and open to the public
For more information or to register, visit www.cincinnatiboychoir.org.
The All-City Boychoir Festival is free to all through a partnership with the Cincinnati Arts Association and through support from the Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund.
CINCINNATI BOYCHOIRThe Cincinnati Boychoir has a rich tradition of choral music excellence and education, serving thousands of boys from all over the Greater Cincinnati region since 1965. The boys receive high quality music instruction and performance opportunities throughout the academic year, and each one of four ensembles tours - from local to international destinations.
All programming is designed through the lens of four core values: personal growth, community connection, global awareness, tied together through artistry. In 2015, the Boychoir embarked on their first cultural curriculum, three-year cycles intended to deepen the boys’ understanding of the music, language, traditions and influences of a particular culture.
The Cincinnati Boychoir is currently in the second year of a cycle themed around Hispanic culture. Year one focused on Hispanic influence in the United States. This year, the educational focus is on Hispanic music and traditions around the Americas. Year three will take a more global look at Hispanic influences from around the world.
The Boychoir aspires to be accessible to all boys, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic need, so they all have the opportunity to experience the life changing impact of immersive arts participation.
The Cincinnati Boychoir is funded through the generous support of ArtsWave and the Ohio Arts Council.
PRESS INQUIRIES:Katie MacDonald