Join us as we celebrate the second of a three-year cultural curriculum focus on Spanish in the Americas. In our exploration of these themes, we will engage with repertoire with texts and/or music by Latin American writers/composers. Throughout the season, we will provide opportunities for boys to compare and contrast the celebrations and traditions we learn about with those of their own families. Additionally, boys will explore similarities and differences among Latin American cultures, highlighting the great diversity within the Latin American cultural label.
Season support is provided by ArtsWave, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and the Ohio Arts Council. Additional generous support is provided by The William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Quien canta su mal espanta. He who sings drives away sorrow. This is the first line of a Chilean folk song which is the thematic centerpiece of our Spring Showcase. We will sing songs that explore uplifting each other through song, acts of kindness, and celebration. This performance will showcase each of our four choirs.
Support is provided by the Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, ArtsWave and the Ohio Arts Council.
Update: This performance was cancelled due to COVID-19
“Canten Senores” 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!” perfect for a Boychoir Festival! The concert was all about celebrating with song!
La parranda is a Puerto Rican Christmas holiday tradition. Usually after 10pm, a neighborhood surprises a household by singing and playing instruments. A party, replete with good food, constant music making, dancing, and bombas, lasts for a couple of hours until the recently surprised household joins the parranderos as they move on to the next house.
Our celebration featured Mimi's Parranda, written and narrated by Dr. Lydia Gil. Guest artists include Kathy Wade and our very own Parranderos (aka the band)!
The winter showcase concert was a roaring success for both concerts. Read the review from ArtsWave below: