Bernstein MASS

Sons of CSO Musicians to Perform in May Festival Presentation of Bernstein’s “MASS”

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The Cincinnati Boychoir is delighted to announce that Nicholas Astafiev-Holmes and Mischa Sella, members of its elite touring ensemble the Ambassadors, will perform as soloists, accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), during the May Festival’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s “MASS.” Both young men are seasoned performers. Eleven-year-old Mischa has been a member of the […]

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Introducing Our New Look

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Boys transform during their time with the Cincinnati Boychoir. We know this. Their voices deepen. Their shoulders broaden. They grow from boys to men, especially now that we have places for our tenors and basses to continue singing with us. Through leadership and vocal training, our musical community, and travel opportunities, the Boychoir guides them […]

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Music Education By Immersion: Cincinnati Boychoir Launches New Cultural Curriculum

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Innovative music education and performance group provides personal growth, community impact, and travel curriculum for boys and young men in greater Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, March 5, 2018—The Cincinnati Boychoir is thrilled to announce a bold new direction for the future. Building on its distinguished 53-year history as one of America’s premiere boychoir programs, the Cincinnati […]

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Emotional Literacy: Choral Singing’s Best Side-Effect

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  I have long been a believer that one of the side effects of singing in a choir is the development of above-average emotional literacy—the ability to understand and empathize with others.   Singing in a choir fosters this skill because every task a singer is asked to do requires empathic work. First, singers must […]

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What’s YOUR extraordinary?

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This is the question we will be asking this year as we look at all of the different ways that one can live an extraordinary life. From the extraordinary ways in which friends are made through shared experiences, to the extraordinary lives of musicians and composers, we aim to bring to life the stories and […]

Why join the Cincinnati Boychoir?

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Seriously – we have so many reasons to join the Boychoir (and stay with it) that we could talk for hours. We are showing self-control and, of the many awesome things boys experience when they join the choir, we’ve assembled them into a top ten list of sorts, in no particular order. Boys learn to read music […]

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Touring’s Hidden Benefits

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Traveling with a choir on tour is both memorable and magical. Although student singers, musical staff, and dedicated parent chaperones begin the journey knowing each other well — they’ve spent hours together in rehearsal and concert throughout the season, everyone discovers a deeper level of relating while on tour. How is it possible to find greater fulfillment […]

Ambassadors Tour: Day 3

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Seattle, Washington Today, thankfully, we were able to get up later. This morning we also learned what our pending activity was: The Museum of Flight. But first we had to perform our first concert of the tour at St. James Catholic Parish. The nave was a sight to behold with vaulted golden ceilings and a […]

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Ambassadors Tour: Day 2

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Seattle, Washington Today we started the day bright and early, some early as 6:00 AM. We all woke up today knowing that we had a day of enjoyment ahead of us. We got on the bus and headed to Seattle to see the Space Needle. The gargantuan structure is always impressive to see up-close. With […]

Ambassadors Tour – Day 1

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Covington, Kentucky to Seattle, Washington Throughout the Ambassadors’ tour of the Pacific Northwest, we will feature posts written by our official tour blogger, Callahan Goeppinger, the daily photo contest winner, and photos taken on a Canon EOS 60D by Paul A, our official tour photographer. Boychoir Tour 2017 is on! Though we were rather weary, there […]

Join us for 5 Days of Musical Heroics!

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  Calling all boys grades 2-12 to answer the call to become musical superheroes by joining us for the 2017 SuperHero SongFest at Xavier University from July 31 – August 4. As you pursue your mission, you will apply your voice, head, hands, and feet to: Singing Drumming Games Music Theory Music History Recreation + […]