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San Francisco Boys Chorus

San Francisco Boys Chorus

Professional level Boys Choir based in San Vrancisco

The Grammy award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) was founded by Gaetano Merola and Madi Bacon in 1948 to provide trained boy singers for the San Francisco Opera, and is today led by Artistic Director, Ian Robertson.

Maestro Robertson, who also serves as Chorus Director for the San Francisco Opera, has since 1996 built SFBC to over 220 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at campuses in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Rafael in California.

The SFBC recently performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., and has performed for His Majesty King Gustav of Sweden; HRH Queen Elizabeth II of England; HRH Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the former Soviet Union; the late Pope John Paul II; General Colin Powell; Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; Senator Dianne Feinstein; Senator Barbara Boxer; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.\

Directed by Ian Robertson.

Audition Policy - Auditions are held in September, January and April. Auditions are informal and last ten minutes. Boys are asked to sing a song of their choice, clap in time to rhythm, and match a pitch played on the piano. Boys are invited to join the Chorus on a three-month probationary period.

Rehearsal Information - Rehersals Every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church

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San Francisco Boys Chorus : Sings Faure Requiem and Messager : 00  1 CD : Ian Robertson

San Francisco Boys Chorus : Sings Faure Requiem and Messager

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 Faure and Messager, featuring Gabriel Faure's moving Requiem Op. 48 and the Messe des Pecheurs de Villerville, a charming work jointly composed by Faure and this fellow Frenchman, Andre Messager.

Songlist: Introit and Kyrie, Offertory , Sanctus, Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei, Libera Me, In Paradisum, Kyrie (Messager) , Gloria, Sanctus, O Salutaris, Agnus Dei, Ave Maria Op. post , Benedictus, Maria Mater Gratiae Op. 47, Pie Jesu from Requiem

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6106c | 1 CD | $15.95


San Francisco Boys Chorus : Sings Vivaldi: Gloria and Magnificat : 00  1 CD : Ian Robertson

San Francisco Boys Chorus : Sings Vivaldi: Gloria and Magnificat

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.

Songlist: Gloria In Excelsis Deo - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Et In Terra Pax - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Laudamus Te - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Gratias Agimus Tibi and Propter Magnam - Gloria In D major, RV 589 Gloria , Domine Deus - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Domine, Fili Unigenite - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Domine Deus, Agnus Dei - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Cum Sancto Spiritu - Gloria In D major, RV 589 , Magnificat - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Et Exultavit - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Et Misericordia - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Fecit Potentiam - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Deposuit Potentes - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Esurientes Implevit Bonis - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Suscepit Israel - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Sicut Locutus - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610, Gloria Patri - Magnificat In G minor, RV 610

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6107c | 1 CD | $15.95


San Francisco Boys Chorus : We're On Our Way : 00  1 CD : Ian Robertson

San Francisco Boys Chorus : We're On Our Way

The SF Boys Chorus, founded as a resource for the San Francisco Opera in 1948, has developed into one of America's foremost musical and educational institutions for singing boys. Over the years the chorus has regularly provided boys for choruses and solos for the SF Opera, Symphony, Ballet and the Carmel Bach Festival. Officially named "SF's Singing Ambassadors to the World," the chorus has performed in Carnegie Hall and toured in Europe, Russia, Japan, Korea, Italy and Australia. "We're On Our Way" has 16 songs, particularly nice are the 6 movements of Mozart's "Missa Brevis in C, K.220," and his "Laudate Dominum," Cesar Franck's "Panis Angelicus," Henry Purcell's "Sound the Trumpet," Schubert's "Ave Maria," F. Coppola's sweet "Little Moon," and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu from 'Requiem." All piano, organ or orchestrally (by the SF Boys Chorus Orchestra) accompanied. Truly lovely!

Songlist: Missa Brevis in C, K. 220, Laudate Dominum, Fanfare: Gloria in Excelsis Deo , Panis Angelicus, Sound The Trumpet , Ave maria , Psalm 23: The Lord's My Shepherd , Little Moon , May The Words , Pie Jesu from "Requiem" , Psalm, 92: Break Forth, O Israel

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7563c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella

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