Music Notes from the Cincinnati Boychoir

The crescendos and decrescendos of life as a worldclass Boychoir

 
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Not ready to commit to a full year of choir?

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  We’ve heard from many parents that their boys are interested in singing and in choir, but that a full year is a lot to commit to right off the bat. We’ve created the Passport program for young singers ages 5-10 to explore choral music for up to three six-week sessions per year. It’s a fun, no pressure way to be a […]

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Sing Songs from South Africa at Passport to Music Camp

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Music is everywhere in South Africa. For thousands of years, African countries have kept their traditions and history alive through storytelling and music. Each country has unique songs that tell stories of their lands and people. At Passport to Music, the boys will learn some of these songs and stories as they spend the week […]

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Play-Based Learning at Passport to Music Camp!

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Join us at Passport to Music and groove your way to South Africa! Kids around the world love to play, and at Passport to Music, the boys will play games rooted in African culture. In rural African communities, kids might not have access to sports equipment, but they do have their voices, so many African […]

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The Arts and Culture Change: Passport to Music Camp

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Throughout history, music and art have played a major role in resistance movements. At Passport to Music, boys will see how music and art give people strength and courage to fight injustice. Throughout the years of apartheid, South Africans used art as a form of protest and a means of expressing their struggle. The Cincinnati […]

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African Drumming at Passport to Music Summer Camp!

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Do you know a young man who loves to move with the beat? If so, Passport to Music was designed with him in mind! When we think of African music, we think of drums. That’s because African music relies on two of the oldest instruments – the voice and the drum. At Passport to Music, […]

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Passport to Music Summer Camp Visits South Africa

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Together with the Aronoff Center for the Arts and the Cincinnati Art Museum, we invite boys in grades 2–6 to experience beautiful, sunny South Africa! Passport to Music is a summer day camp experience that transports campers around the world through the magic of music. This year, campers will sing, drum, dance, play, and make […]

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Long Live Song!

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Join us for the “Long Live Song” concert at Old Saint Mary’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 23, 2018. This will be an evening of powerful music featuring singers from three exceptional local choirs: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Roots Choir, the Young Professional Choral Collective, and the Cincinnati Boychoir. These three choirs share the […]

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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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Community, Growth, Travel: The Cincinnati Boychoir’s Hallmarks

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One of the things that makes us a unique Boychoir is our focus on travel. Every boy who sings with us travels. Our earliest singers travel around our town, visiting assisted living centers and nursing homes. As they work their way from novice to advanced choirs, they travel further and stay away longer. But even […]

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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 […]