The Ragazzi Boys Chorus is opening the doors of SingFest! to all young crooners on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Redwood City.
SingFest! is a casual gathering consisting of singing games and activities, where boys ages 7 to 10 can participate in day of singing games and activities. Joining Ragazzi is not required, but easy, small group auditions and vocal assessments are included. No singing experience is needed.
Through training in vocal development, music theory, sight-reading, and stage presence, Ragazzi prepares boys to be accomplished performers of outstanding musical works. In addition to gaining superb musical training and performance experience, Ragazzi boys forge close friendships and develop self-confidence in their ability to learn, teach, and interact with both peers and adults, according to Ragazzi Artistic Director Joyce Keil.
“It has been my experience that young people respond passionately to powerful music. For boys who join Ragazzi, musicianship and choral training provide life lessons in leadership, teamwork, excellence, and perseverance, and a deep appreciation of the power and beauty of music that transcends cultural differences,” she said.
The Ragazzi Boys Chorus was founded in 1987 and currently there more than 160 singers from 100 schools from the San Francisco Bay Area. Ragazzi has performed with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Peninsula Symphony, Masterworks Chorale, and the Stanford University Symphonic Chorus and toured internationally.