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If you are familiar with the Raleigh Boychoir, you know that Carols of Christmas is one of the highlights of any performance season. This 50th Anniversary Season: A Rich History, A Bright Future promises to be no different as all the Raleigh Boychoir ensembles present timeless holiday favorites, such as O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Away in a Manger, and Silent Night. This year's concert also features a new work by notable local composer Sally Albrecht, Shout the News! (Go, Tell it on the Mountain) – a piece dedicated to the Raleigh Boychoir in celebration of its historic season.
The treble voices of the Training, Resident, and Performing Choirs will join with the changed voices of the Young Men's Ensemble and the Alumni Choir for this popular holiday performance. Artistic Director, Jeremy Tucker promises a program that is rich in history, but also reflects the artistic evolution of the RBC. The inclusion of changed voices is outside the traditional scope of boychoir repertoire, but the RBC has emerged as a leader in innovation in this genre. The deeper, experienced voices of the Young Men's Ensemble and Alumni Choir complement and provide a stark contrast to the traditional soaring treble range of the junior choirs. The effect is transcendent and stirring.
The stark beauty of the boychoir standard, Once in Royal David's City will set the tone for a program that is traditional at its core, but in no way stale. The theme of this year's season – A Rich History, A Bright Future seeks to highlight the fifty-year legacy of the RBC, while simultaneously looking forward to a future that is filled with innovation and vibrancy. Five decades of music education and performance instruction will unite current and past choristers. The Raleigh Boychoir has been honored at this year's performances to welcome back former choristers and their families, and this year's Carols of Christmas will be no exception. Join the RBC for this very special holiday performance to celebrate both the Yuletide season and the historic anniversary for this unique and important member of the Raleigh arts community.
The Raleigh Boychoir's Carols of Christmas will take place at 7pm on December 22 at Edenton Street United Methodist Church (228 W Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27603). Tickets are available at www.raleighboychoir.org and Quail Ridge Bookstore. No tickets will be sold at the door.
More About the Raleigh Boychoir
The Raleigh Boychoir is the premier boychoir in North Carolina. Founded in 1968, the Boychoir has a developed a well-earned reputation for artistic excellence. Artistic Director, Jeremy Tucker has established that the RBC is also a force of artistic innovation as well. Members of the choir are drawn from across the Triangle and range in age from 7 through 18. The Boychoir is widely known for providing both outstanding music education and unmatched performance opportunities. Comprised of the four ensembles – Training Choir, Resident Choir, Performing Choir, and the Young Men's Ensemble, the Boychoir performs locally and undertakes regular tours. Auditions are held several times a year and by appointment. For more information go to www.raleighboychoir.org.