Ghirardelli Square Holiday Performance

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November 17, 2017

Downtown San Rafael

Saturday October 28 2017 | 1-3PM
4th Street, San Rafael
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This Saturday - join us with Downtown San Rafael for their annual Trick or Treat on 4th Street event! Held from 1-3pm, this year's event includes special guests including the San Francisco Boys Chorus. Bring the family, trick or treat at our downtown merchants, and enjoy the show!

Making Strides

Saturday, October 28 2017
Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park
Hear our boys at this event at 10:30am
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Sufism Reoriented

September 17 2017
 

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A warm reception from our audience at the Sufism Reoriented performance

Summer of Song

June 17 | 2PM
Calvary Presbyterian Church
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Concertgoers enjoyed this Bay Area favorite event to celebrate summer in song. In the beautiful Calvary Church in San Francisco and featuring the delightful Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville by Fauré/Messager and rarely heard English composer John Ireland's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis among other songs. Also celebrating the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's famous Summer of Love with a performance of John Phillips' hit song San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).

2017 NATIONAL TOUR PERFORMANCES

Evensong at Washington National Cathedral - July 12 2017
 
Concert at historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia  - July 14 2017
 
Concert at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia - July 15 2017
"...a lithe and lively performance...Particularly impressive was the crisp delineation of the consonants of the Latin text, the varied dynamics and the tonal balance between the higher and lower registers of the boys. The trebles and altos sang with memorable clarity while the tenors and basses offered a warmly resonant foundation for the upper lines." READ FULL REVIEW

 

Morning Choral Mass at St Thomas' Church, 5th Avenue, New York City - July 16 2017
 
Concert at St Bart's Church, Park Avenue, New York City - July 18 2017

 

St. Paul’s Towers, Oakland

June 4 2017

Getting Together

Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
May 6 2017
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Special collaboration concert featuring the San Francisco Boys Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus. Two of the Bay Area's premier youth choral groups getting together to showcase their individual and combined talents in a concert that was a high point in the Bay Area's summer celebrations.

Children's Choral Festival

Holy Names University
May 6 2017

Choral Concert

Holy Names University
April 29 2017

Opera Aria

San Francisco Opera
George Peabody Elementary School, SF
April 28 2017

Opera Aria Performance

West Portal Elementary
April 19 2017

City Church San Francisco

Easter Sunday at Davies Symphony Hall
April 16 | 11am

Bar Mitzvah Private Performance

April 8 2017

Annual Gala and Auction

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March 4th, 2017
St. Regis Hotel

An elegant evening and fun silent and live auction, enjoy local wine with 3 course dinner and wonderful music in the 5-Star atmosphere of the St. Regis San Francisco. Benefits the SFBC music education and training program.

A Holiday Celebration

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December 17 2016
Oakland Cathedral 
The stunning sound of our boys' voices in a glorious space. Fun seasonal songs, the swinging rhythms of Broadway and sing-along carols. With guests, the Berkeley’s Crowden Chamber Singers.

KQED-TV Broadcast

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Holiday Concert Broadcast
Dec 20th 2016
Our holiday selections in the comfort of your own home
 

Swing a Christmas Carol!

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December 10 2016
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF
Catchy numbers, Broadway swing, favorite holiday songs and the ethereal sound of our boys' voices echoing in the lofty space. Joined by the SFBC Orchestra, what more could you want at holiday time? Don't miss this annual extravaganza. A San Francisco favorite!

Deck the Hall

December 4 2016
San Francisco Symphony

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SFBC and San Francisco Symphony
performing fun holiday songs and much, much more. This family-friendly concert and party is a Symphony tradition! Members of the San Francisco Symphony and guest artists perform holiday favorites tailored for children, complete with a festive sing-along.

Macys Great Tree Lighting

November 25 2016
Union Square, SF

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Perfomances during the evening included the San Francisco Boys Chorus.

Hungarian Anniversary Celebration

October 23 2016
Green Room, SF Veterans Building

The Intermediate Chorus performed for the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Corporate Event

October 17 2016
SF City Hall

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SFBC Saturdays!

October 15 2016
St. Paul's Church, San Rafael

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Festive songs and games

Laguna Honda Hospital

October 15 2016

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150th anniversary of the opening of Laguna Honda Hospital. SFBC joined forces with the SF Girls Chorus at the ceremony

Spirit of Marin 

Friday, September 23, 2016
St. Vincent’s School for Boys, San Rafael

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Awards Luncheon Performance

Korean Day Cultural Festival

September 17, 2016
Union Square, San Francisco

Korean Day

A performance to celebrate the diversity of San Francisco as part of the Annual Korean Day Cultural Festival.

Tony Bennett  Statue Unveiled!

August 20 2016
Fairmont Hotel, SF

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SF Boys Chorus and SF Girls Chorus performed Tony Bennett's signature song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Happy Birthday"
 

Korean War Memorial Opening Ceremony

Monday, August 1, 2016
Presidio of San Francisco

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SFBC sings the National Anthem
After more than six years of planning, fundraising, and hard work, and thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations, the Korean War Memorial will soon be a reality. The Opening Ceremony will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Monday, August 1, 2016.

Sing a Mile High Festival

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June 29 - July 3 2016
Denver, Colorado
Our Intermediate Chorus under their director Ildigo Salgado participated in the SING A MILE HIGH CHORAL FESTIVAL in Denver, Colorado

Carmen - S. F. Opera

May-June 2016
War Memorial Opera House, SF 

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"Both the children’s and adult’s choruses create full 
textures of sound and act with commitment."
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"the...children’s chorus sang superbly."
San Francisco Chronicle, June 2016

A Tribute to Madi Bacon 

Special Celebration Event with SONOS
June 25 2016
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland

San Francisco Boys Chorus Spring Concert with SONOS at...

The SFBC and world renowned bellringing ensemble SONOS raised the rafters with sound in the glorious space of Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light as they paid tribute to SFBC founder MADI BACON and celebrated her life of teaching joy to youngsters through music, education and nature. Featuring the world premier of An die Musik a new work by SONOS director Jim Meredith.

The Songs of Summer

June 18, 2016
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF

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Head into summer with the heavenly voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus featuring the evergreen Summertime from Porgy and Bess, Francisco Núñez's charming Misa Pequeña Para Niños and an exciting program of songs for summertime.

SF Opera Arts Education Reception

May 30 2016
Wilsey Opera Center, Opera House SF

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Musica Marin

May 22 2016
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Ascend Gala Performance

May 19 2016
St Regis Hotel
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Children's Choral Festival

April 30 2016
Holy Names University
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SF Opera ARIA Festival

April 30 2016
Wilsey Center for Opera
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Opera ARIA!

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Thursday, April 28th
Jefferson Elementary School
 

SFBC Saturdays!

Saturday April 23
Holy Names University

Spring Choral Concert

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Saturday April 23 | 7:30pm
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Annual Gala and Auction

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March 5 2016
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Opera San Jose

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February 2016
SFBC Boys featured in Carmen

SF Mayoral Inauguration

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January 8 2016 City Hall, San Francisco
SFBC sings at inauguration ceremony for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

KQED-TV Broadcast

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KQED 9: Fri, Dec 25, 2015

A Winter Songfest

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December 12­ 2015 | 5 PM | San Francisco
With members of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra
December 19 2015 | 7:30 PM | Oakland with special guest artists, the Crowden Chamber Singers

Train Rock Concert

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December 14 2015 | The Fillmore

SFBC opened for Train rock concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Then joined the band for John Lennon and Rolling Stones numbers.

Tree of Hope 2015

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Rotunda in San Francisco City Hall
December 2 2015

San Francisco Opera 2015

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October/November 2015
War Memorial Opera House
Two of our boys have been cast in principal roles in San Francisco Opera's upcoming production of Mozart's engaging The Magic Flute.

Oakland As Anthem

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September 22 2015 
Our boys sang the national anthem to open the game at the Coliseum!

Concert Tour to Australia

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July 11 to 20, 2015 

Our boys delighted audiences in Sydney (San Francisco sister city) and Canberra this July. Performances at St Andrews Cathedral in Sydney and St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn (Canberra Diocese) topped the list of concert venues.

East Meets West

Purple Silk Music

May 17, 2015 | Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland | 7:30pm
A collaboration between the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Purple Silk Music, Oakland's non-profit music education program for inner-city youth.

Let America Sing

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May 16 | Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF | 2 pm 
A magical trip through the melodies of America from beloved Stephen Foster and Gerschwin to Broadway and a world premiere by noted San Francisco composer Emily Shisko. Our talented boys raise their voices to the good old USA!!

Broadwayworld.com hails alumnus Reed Campbell

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"Campbell was raised in San Francisco by parents who worked in the arts (his mother, a ballet dancer, and father, an actor), and as a member of the San Francisco Boys' Chorus (SFBC), he had the opportunity to perform around the world, which sparked his lifelong love for travel, and singing. He also gained a rich musical background at a young age, which has given him a particular appreciation for the wonderful George and Ira Gershwin songs around which Nice Work revolves. In fact the success of this show, Reed feels, "is a testament to the timeless appeal of classic musical standards that continue to entertain generation after generation."

Nancy Pelosi Party

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January 11 2015

SFBC on KTVU 2

Watch SF Boys Chorus choristers featured in Holiday in Focus segment December 25th at 5:30pm and repeats at 10:30pm. Also on KICU TV 36.
December 25 2014
"Holiday in Focus" segment
Also aired New Year’s Day 2015

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Aired December 23 2014
Viewers enjoyed the sounds and sights of the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Orchestra in their ever-popular holiday program featuring carols and songs from all over the world.

A Winter's Concert

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December 20 2014
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland

KTVU Ch. 2 Holiday in Focus

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December 2014
Hear what our boys have to say

A Choral Celebration

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December 13 2014
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

Home Alone

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Dec 12 and 13, 2014
San Francisco Symphony
SFBC sang the score

Deck the Hall

December 7 2014 11am and 3pm
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Deck the Hall

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December 7 2015
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SFBC and San Francisco Symphony sang fun holiday songs and much, much more. This family-friendly concert and party is a Symphony tradition! Members of the San Francisco Symphony and guest artists perform holiday favorites tailored for children, complete with a festive sing-along.

A Feast of Song

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A Feast of Song, featuring songs of many styles. Don't miss the opportunity to do your shopping and give the best gift of all - San Francisco Boys Chorus!

Macy's Tree Lighting

November 28 2014 6pm
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Singing holiday songs

San Francisco Opera

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October - December 2014
Tosca and La Boheme - SFBC boys appeared in two productions at the San Francisco Opera.
 
 

SFBC Sings the Anthem

September 23, 2014
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SFBC sings with Musica Marin

September 21, 2014
Belvedere. CA
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SFBC guests with Midsummer Mozart Festival

Friday, July 25th - St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
Saturday, July 26th - First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday, July 27th - Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
 
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Mozart Madness

June 14, 2014
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Soaring Voices in Oakland's stunning cathedral. Mozart and much much more in the Cathedral of Christ the Light's glorious acoustics.

Mozart Madness

June 7, 2014
Calvary Presbyterian Church
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Magical Mozart and much, much more. Enjoy the soaring voices of boys of all ages.

Childrens Choral Festival

May 2, 2014
Holy Names University
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SFBC Apprentices perform at the Holy Names University 18th annual Childrens Choral Festival.

SFBC sings at Musica Marin

May 2, 2014
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Musica Marin a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote, support and inspire classical music in Marin and the greater Bay Area by offering small, world-class concerts in sensory-rich environments.

Gala & Auction

March 1, 2014
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco
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Sine Nomine Concert

February 25, 2014 8pm
St Mark's Lutheran Church, SF
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SFBC in a joint concert with Sine Nomine from Cuba.

Friendship Across the Ocean 2014

February 5, 2014 7:00pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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SFBC sang with over 200 young singers and musicians from China.

Oakland Cathedral Winter Concert 2013

December 21 2013
Cathedral of Christ the Light

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A Holiday Concert by the Chorus in Residence. Hear the heavenly voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus in this heavenly space as they sing music by Mozart, Bach, and Palestrina alongside special holiday showtime favorites and carols.

SFBC on KQED-TV

December 23, 24, 25, 26 2013
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Recorded at Mission Dolores Basilica
Music by Bach, Britten alongside popular holiday favorites

Stanford Live

December 15 2013 | 2:30 pm
BingBing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Let the angelic blend of voices of the San Francisco Boys Chorus enliven your holiday season with traditional classics, beloved carols, and irresistible favorites.

Tree of Hope San Francisco City Hall

December 10, 2013
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Sing for the Holidays - CD Release  

December 2013

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Hear your holiday favorites and much more

A Not So Silent Night

December 7  2013
Mission Dolores Basilica, SF

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Uplifting voices and holiday cheer in one of San Francisco's most historic venues. SFBC in music by Mozart, Bach, and Palestrina alongside special holiday showtime favorites and carols.

Philippines Disaster Benefit Concert

November 24 2013
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
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Benefit Concert for victims of the Philippines Typhoon.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland and the San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) held an emergency benefit concert on November 24th for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. The concert featured the San Francisco Boys Chorus (Chorus-in-Residence of the Cathedral of Christ the Light), and members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.  The performance was conducted by Maestro Ian Robertson, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, with Jerome Lenk, organ and featured SFBC repertoire as well as excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem.
All benefits went to Philippines victims through Catholic Relief Services

65th Anniversary Concert Tour to Costa Rica

July 2013
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In July 2013 the San Francisco Boys Chorus embarked on a concert tour to Costa Rica, making its first visit ever to Central America. During the 8 day tour, the chorus sang four concerts including a performance at the National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica and workshops with local children's choruses. The SFBC has toured extensively throughout the world in its 65 year history having visited every continent except Antarctica.

Oakland Cathedral Spring Concert

June 2, 2013
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The Grammy award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus and Bell ringers held a special 65th anniversary concert on June 2. Audiences enjoyed the SFBC's celebrated sound ("Exemplary" - San Francisco Chronicle)and Venezuelan guest artist Jimmy Kansau performed music of Latin America and the Caribbean. Also featured was Durante's radiant Magnificat alongside fun numbers from Oliver! and the Beatles.In Oakland's breathtaking Cathedral of Christ the Light, this concert offered a second chance to celebrate the SFBC's 65h anniversary repertoire.

65th Anniversary Concert

June 1, 2013 2pm
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The Grammy award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus and Bellringers performed a special 65th anniversary concert. Audiences heard the SFBC's celebrated sound ("Exemplary" San Francisco Chronicle) with Venezuelan guest artist Jimmy Kansau who performed music of Latin America and the Caribbean. On the prgram too was Durante's radiant Magnificat alongside fun numbers from Oliver! and the Beatles.In San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theater near the beautiful SF Marina, this concert was a sunny celebration of a remarkable anniversary.

SFBC on KQED-TV

December 2008
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The San Francisco Boys Chorus and Men's Chorale with full orchestra appeared on PBS stations throughout Northern California in a performance of music which brought a message of joy and peace at holiday time. Featuring celebratory choruses of J. S. Bach as well as popular holiday music. The program was recorded in beautiful Calvary Church in San Francisco.

San Francisco City Hall Presidential Inauguration Send-Off Concert
January 15 2009
Hosted by Mayor Gavin Newsom in San Francisco City Hall’s Rotunda. Concert featured the patriotic repertoire to be sung by the San Francisco Girls Chorus and the San Francisco Boys Chorus in Washington DC.
Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration
January 19 2009
Washington DC

 

Spring Concert
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June 13, 2009

 

Oakland Athletics
The National Anthem
September 18 2009

 

Well known singer and SFBC alum Jon Fromer passes

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65th Anniversary Gala

March 9, 2013
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Navidad Nuestra - Winter Concert 2012

December 8, 2012
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SFBC winter concert featuring Ramirez' Navidad Nuestra, a folk drama of the nativity in the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America, and other fun sing-along holiday favorites.

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December 2012
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Oakland Cathedral Winter Concert

December 15, 2012
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SFBC Winter Concert in the breathtaking Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland featuring Navidad Nuestra and other fun sing-along holiday favorites.

Tosca

November-December 2012
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 SFBC as children's chorus in San Francisco Opera's production of Tosca. SFBC soloist as Shepherd Boy.

Oakland A's National Anthem

September 15, 2012
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A Song and Dance for All - Spring Concert 2012

June 16 2012
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Concert and Interactive Arts Day

The Magic Flute

May-June 2012

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SFBC boys' trio garners rave reviews. 
“Not least were the Three Spirits...who have to have been the best Three Spirits that ever hit the earth.” Operatoday.com

San Francisco Opera Medal

June 2012

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War Memorial Opera House. SF
SFBC Artistic Director Ian Robertson awarded coveted San Francisco Opera Medal.

SFBC Graduate Chorale with Paul Simon

June 2 2012

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Davies Symphony Hall, SF
San Francisco Symphony Black and White Ball

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

May 27 2012

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Crissy Field, San Francisco
 "There were few dry eyes when the San Francisco Boys Chorus sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" on Crissy Field, with the bridge as a backdrop." San Francisco Chronicle 

SFBC and the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir

Sunday, May 6 2012
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco 

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Fable and Faith with Robert Moses Kin Dance Company

May 5 2012
Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Los Angeles 

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Reprising the hugely successsful 2011 production of Fable and Faith, the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Robert Moses' Kin once again share the stage.

Sing for America Inaugural Concert

April 17, 2012
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
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SFBC performed with Sing for America (SFA), a new non-profit organization focused on supporting the performing arts.

Training Chorus Spring Concert - Springtime Melodies

May 12 2012
St. Dominic's Church, SF
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Carmina Burana with the San Francisco City Chorus

March 23, 25 2012
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Collaboration with the San Francisco City Chorus in its production of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

SFBC sings at Tony Bennett celebration

February 14, 2012
San Francisco City Hall
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Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir from London - joint concert

February 11, 2012
St Dominic's Catholic Church, SF 
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Nancy Pelosi’s New Year’s Party

January 9 2012
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Ed Lee's Inauguration as San Francisco Mayor

Saturday, January 8, 2012
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KQED-TV broadcast of SFBC Holiday Concert 

December 19 and 20, 2011
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Winter Concert - Swing Noël!

December 17 2011
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
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Celebrating the holiday season with the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Led by Artistic Director Ian Robertson, the Concert Chorus, SFBC’s premiere performing ensemble and the Graduate Chorale presented selections from Charpentier’s swinging baroque Messe de Minuit pour Noël as well as other up-beat holiday favorites.

Winter Concert - Swing Noël!

December 10, 2011
St. Dominic's Catholic Church, SF
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Celebrating the holiday season with the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. Led by Artistic Director Ian Robertson, the Concert Chorus, SFBC’s premiere performing ensemble, the Graduate Chorale, and a chamber orchestra present selections from Charpentier’s swinging baroque Messe de Minuit pour Noël as well as other up-beat holiday favorites.

Deck the Hall

December 2, 2012
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Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Annual appearance by the SFBC with the San Francisco Symphony at this fun and uplifting event for adults and kids.

SF  Giants Game National Anthem

September 26, 2011
AT&T Park, SF
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San Francisco Opera's productions of TURANDOT and CARMEN

September-December 2011
War Memorial Opera House
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 "...the best ever ensemble of children’s voices – all under the preparation of Chorus Director Ian Robertson"

"And a special Hats-Off to young Gabriel Laude as “the Guide” to Micaëla in Act III. A member of the elite Concert Group of the SF Boys Chorus, Gabriel’s impeccable French was formidable." San Francisco Sentinel

KQED-TV broadcast of Sea to Shining Sea DVD

July 2, 2011

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Recorded in Washington DC during the days surrounding the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, this program captures the San Francisco Boys Chorus in unique historic settings.

 

Chorus America article featuring the SFBC Graduate Chorale

July 2011

SFBC appearance in the first episode of America Sings

June 22, 2011

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World Premiere Series hosted by Drew Lachey. Groups from colleges, universities and the military, from  barbershop to doo wop to gospel choirs were featured.

Spring Concert - To Russia with Song

June 4, 2011
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF
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SFBC's Spring Concert including a preview of the songs being performed on its upcoming tour to St Petersburg, Russia and Copenhagen. Featuring excerpts from the towering musical monument that is Mozart's Requiem, as well as characteristic American folksongs, deeply-hued spirituals and exuberant Broadway hits.

Russian Federation Consulate Event

May 24 2011
Russian Federation Consulate, SF
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A send off concert and reception for the SFBC Tour to St Petersburg took place at the Russian Federation Consulate in San Francisco. Many supporters and friends came to hear the boys sing selections from their touring repertoire and to offer good wishes and bon voyage.

International Tour 2011

July 2011
Performances in St Petersburg and Copenhagen
Performance Venues:
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St Mary's Lutheran Church, 
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Catherine the Great Theatre, 
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Glinka Cappella Concert Hall, 
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Oakland A's National Anthem

October 2010
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2011 Gala & Auction

February 26, 2011
Ritz Carlton Hotel SF

GalaSan Francisco Boys Chorus “Celebrate the Children” at the 2011 Gala Auction Evening at the elegant Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. A silent auction, a sumptuous repast and entertainment by the Concert Chorus and special guest artists made for an unforgettable evening. 

Fable and Faith - Robert Moses Kin Dance Company Collaboration

February 2011
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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SFBC collaboration with Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company's Fable and Faith production. 

 Reviews:

  • "...the exemplary San Francisco Boys Chorus conducted by Ian Robertson."
  • "...serene renderings of Shakespeare songs..."
  • "...they serenaded dancer Crystaldawn Bell, an avian presence, with a haunting "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child."

Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle

  • "...the benign influence of the 40-voice San Francisco Boys Chorus."
  • "...Ian Robertson’s fine boys chorus."

Paul Hertelendy, artssf.com

Gavin Newsom's Inauguration as Lieutenant Governor of California
January 2011
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Zheng Cao and the SFBC on ABC Good Morning America
December 2010
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The remarkable story of mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao who performed as guest artist at the 2010 SFBC Winter Concerts.
Photo: Julie Bernstein

SFBC on KQED-TV

December 22 and 25, 2012
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KQED-TV broadcast the San Francisco Boys Chorus’ new HD Holiday Music program, featuring the boys and men, with full orchestra, singing classics and holiday favorites. Made possible by the generous support of the Bowes Foundation.
Winter Concert, Bach to Broadway
December 2010
Calvary Presbyterian Church, SF
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Winter Concert special event featuring the San Francisco Boys Chorus in a romp through 
your favorite seasonal Broadway hits. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach made a
joyful contrast showcasing our Concert Chorus, Men's Chorus and full orchestra.
An extravanza of singing and bell-ringing which brought good cheer!

Photo: Julie Bernstein
Deck the Hall - San Francisco Symphony 
December 2010
Davies Symphony Hall, SF
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December 18, 2010 
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
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With special guest,mezzo-soprano, Zheng Cao
and the youthful voices of International Orange Chorale
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October 2010
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Choristers and soloists in San Francisco Opera's production of Massenet's Werther

 

From Sea to Shining Sea
July 5, 2010
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Recorded in Washington DC, this program captures the San Francisco Boys Chorus in unique historic settings.
 

Faure Requiem CD released
Released July 2010

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The San Francisco Boys Chorus under the leadership of Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, is pleased to announce the release of its latest CD, The San Francisco Boys Chorus sings Fauré and Messager, featuring Gabriel Fauré's moving Requiem Op. 48 and the Messe des Pêcheurs de Villerville, a charming work jointly composed by Fauré and his fellow Frenchman, André Messager.
Vivaldi Gloria and Magnificat CD released
Released June 2010
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The San Francisco Boys Chorus is proud to announce the release of their CD recording, The San Francisco Boys Chorus Sings Vivaldi: Gloria and Magnificat, the latest in a series of new releases featuring Maestro Ian Robertson leading the San Francisco Boys Chorus and Orchestra and leading Bay Area soloists. These works represent Vivaldi's most famous choral pieces and are outstandingly popular. Their wonderfully sunny nature, with their distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all Vivaldi's music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal.
San Francisco Symphony
April 2010
SFBC's Zachary Weisberg with Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Boys Chorus' Zachary Weisberg sang the soprano solo in Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the San Francisco Symphony under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
 
What the Press said:
"The real highlight of the performance was the boy soprano, Zachary Weisberg, who has sung a number of bit parts at the San Francisco Opera over the last couple of years. Davies Hall is a huge barn for any vocal soloist to project in, so I expected Weisberg's voice to be small and sweet but instead he filled the entire place." - SF Civic Center
"Boy soprano Zachary Weisberg sang with winsome sweetness in the second movement." San Jose Mercury News
"The boy soprano, Zachary Weisberg, was self-possessed, and sang beautifully, in the frightening manner that only boy sopranos can sing." Opera Tatler
"...the angelic, magnificent performance of the boy soprano, Zachary Weisberg,... It's a shame that he'll grow out of this boy voice, it is precious." SFist.com
American Boychoir Joint Concert
April 2010
Joint Concert - SF Boys Chorus with American Boychoir
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the American Boychoir performed a special joint concert on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the historic Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco’s North Beach.
About the Evening: The American Boychoir dazzles audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. The Boychoir performs with world-class ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
The San Francisco Boys Chorus is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-award winning not-for-profit music education and performing arts organization at the heart of San Francisco's cultural center. The San Francisco Boys Chorus recently performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., and regularly appears with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, and at numerous private and civic engagements in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert

January 24, 2010
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland
Haiti Earth Quake Releif Benefit Concert  - January 24th Oakland CA
Mezzo Soprano Frederica von Stade Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert

The San Francisco Boys Chorus concert for Haiti Earthquake victims in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Oakland and the Cathedral of Christ the Light raised more than $27,000, with almost 2000 people in attendance at the acoustically acclaimed cathedral. The concert, under the direction of Ian Robertson, also featured acclaimed mezzo-sopranos Frederica von Stade and Zheng Cao, members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, International Orange Chorale, Cathedral organist Rudy De Vos and accompanists Ernest Fredric Knell and Charles Calhoun.

Haiti Benefit Concert Photo Set

Cathedral of Christ the Light Residency

Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light
The Cathedral of Christ the Light and the San Francisco Boys Chorus have established the Grammy-award winning group as Chorus-in-Residence at the Cathedral in downtown Oakland. 

The partnership begins January 4 and allows boy singers from East Bay communities to rehearse and perform at the Cathedral.  “We are delighted with the move to the Cathedral,” said Ian Robertson, the Chorus' Artistic Director.  “This is an important step that will help us better serve the East Bay community and provide the opportunity of music education to an even larger number of boys.” 

The San Francisco Boys Chorus also will continue to hold training programs in San Francisco and Marin County but will add performances at the Cathedral several times a year. Performance schedules will be announced soon, adding to a growing list of musical and cultural events at the Cathedral Center.  Full news and event schedules can be found at www.ctlcathedral.org.

Rudy de Vos, Cathedral Music Director, said “We enter this partnership excited about the teaching component that the Boys Chorus brings to the Cathedral Center. Education within the community is a foundational ministry for the Cathedral Center."

“As well, the recent Chanticleer concert at the Cathedral illustrated beyond a doubt that the Cathedral’s choral acoustics are world-class.  We look forward to the Boys Chorus performances.”

The Cathedral of Christ the Light is located in downtown Oakland on Lake Merritt at Grand Avenue and Harrison Street.  It is the newest Cathedral in the world, designed by Craig Hartman and his Skidmore, Owings & Merrill team and dedicated in September 2008 during a month-long series of Catholic liturgies and community events.

Our partnership with The Cathedral of Christ the Light

January 2010

The San Francisco Boys Chorus was names Chorus-in-Residence at the Cathedral in downtown Oakland.

The partnership began in January 2010 and allows boy singers from East Bay communities to rehearse and perform at the Cathedral. “We are delighted with the move to the Cathedral,” said Ian Robertson, Chorus Artistic Director. “This is an important step that helps us better serve the East Bay community and provide the opportunity of music education to an even larger number of boys.”

Rudy de Vos, Director of Music at the Cathedral, says “This partnership is about the teaching component that the Boys Chorus brings to the Cathedral Center. Education within the community is a foundational ministry for the Cathedral Center."

 

Spring Concert 2011

SF City Hall Tree Lighting
December 2009
SF Boys Chorus at the City Hall Tree Lighting December 2

Holiday CD Released
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"
December 2009
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  JUST RELEASED
Suor Angelica and Otello performances at the San Francisco Opera
September-December 2009
Suor



Holiday Concert on KQED-TV

December 2009

The San Francisco Boys Chorus performs Marc-Antoine Charpentier's glorious Te Deum with full orchestra, including the "royal" additions of trumpets and drums, as part of its Holiday Concert. Maestro Ian Robertson, conducting. The work's brilliant, powerfully dramatic impact suggests that it must have been written in celebration of some special occasion, such as the August 1692 French victory at Steinkerque. SFBC's Concert Chorus and Men's Chorale join forces for this splendid performance. Also featuring all SFBC training chorus levels and Bellringers performing holiday favorites.
KQED 9HD
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 and Tue, Dec 22, 2009 - Duration: 28:46 CC Stereo TVG

Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival
June 2009
SF Boys Chorus Summer EventsSFBC was proud to participate in the 2009 Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival (PICCFEST) in Oregon.

President's Cup
October 7, 2009
SFBC with the SF Girls Chorus at the PGA Presidents Cup Event
The San Francisco Boys Chorus sang at the opening ceremony of the Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course, Wednesday, October 7th 2009.  This was a great day for the Chorus and for San Francisco, which is only the 2nd US city selected to host the event and a first for the West Coast.
Inauguration of President Barack Obama
Photos of a breathtaking moment in history where the San Francisco Boys Chorus along with the San Francisco Girls Chorus sang in the musical prelude of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.  [photo gallery] 

Winter Concert 2008

December 13, 2008
calvary
In Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
Featuring Mozart's "Organ Solo Mass" and holiday favorites.

Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Union Square, San Francisco
November 28 2008
Union Square Macys

San Francisco City Hall Tree of Hope

December 9, 2008
tree of hope

Deck the Hall

December 7, 8 2008
San Francisco Symphony
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San Francisco Opera productions of Boris Godunov and La Boheme

October-December 2008

boris godunov

60th Anniversary Year (2008)

Articles

 
An Anniversary About Lives Changed - San Francisco Classical Voice
Growing Old on the Wings of Song - San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Boys Chorus turns 60 - San Francisco Chronicle