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Ragazzi Boys end season with a pop

The Ragazzi Boys Chorus perform a pops concert on Saturday, June 14.
The Ragazzi Boys Chorus perform a pops concert on Saturday, June 14.
David Allen

It's time for pop this Father's Day Weekend. The Ragazzi Boys Chorus 2013-2014 season ends with Ragazzi Pops! at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 14 at the Aragon High School Performing Arts Center in San Mateo.

The concert serves as a send off for the singing boys before they head to New York City for their Carnegie Hall debut. They will continue their tour with more performances in Manhattan.

The pops program will feature a rhythm band, top tunes, and classic American hits including Bridge Over Troubled Water, Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (My Baby), and Buy Me Chocolate, accompanied with choreography by Bay Area dance educator Karl Kuehn. The concert will also include the traditional Philippine melody Ordenay Madukayan, which the Ragazzi Boys learned from the Philippine Children’s choir while on tour in Korea.

The Ragazzi Boys Chorus is open to male voices ages 7 to 18. Although the choir is limited to boys, they have performed with the Peninsula Girls Chorus as well as the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, Peninsula Symphony, Masterworks Chorale, and the Stanford University Symphonic Chorus, and have toured throughout the United States and internationally.

Founded in 1987, Ragazzi performs traditional and contemporary works. Singers are divided into five choral groups with increasing levels of musical challenge and reward. Boys advance from the training levels to the performing and touring.

The Aragon High Schools Performing Arts Center is located at 900 Alameda De Las Pulgas in San Mateo. Ragazzi Pops! tickets are $1to $30. For more information, visit or call 650. 342.8785.

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