Friday, June 12, 2009

Christ Church on Capitol Hill and the Northwest Boychoir Announce July 2009 Tour Concert in Washington, DC

Froma Press Release
The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir from Seattle will present a public concert July 6 in Washington, DC as part of its two-week Summer 2009 East Coast Concert Tour. This concert will feature the 40-member Northwest Boychoir performing a program of classical choral works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Casals as well as traditional American folk songs.

The free public concert: 7:30 PM, Monday, July 6 at Christ Church + Washington Parish at 620 G St. SE on Capitol Hill.
Just steps from Eastern Market Metro and Barracks Row. Free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the church's Organ Fund.

The 35-year-old Northwest Boychoir makes its home in Seattle, Washington as the Pacific Northwest’s premier children’s choir. Nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for its recording with the Seattle Symphony of Samuel Jones’ The Shoe Bird, the touring Northwest Boychoir comprises the most elite singers in the organization of 200 choristers. Touring members range in age from 10 to 14, and perform regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, on movie and video soundtracks, in recording studios for professional recording artists, and as part of their own year-round concert series. The Northwest Boychoir was featured on the soundtrack for the 2008 film Valkyrie, starring
Tom Cruise.

Under the direction of Joseph Crnko, the Northwest Boychoir will make other Concert Tour stops in North Carolina in Asheville, Chapel Hill and in Greensboro as guest artists at the Eastern Music Festival. This concert tour marks the Northwest Boychoir’s 19th national/international tour. Prior tours have taken the choir to Great Britain, Eastern Europe, Washington, DC, Australia, California, as well as Japan and Hawaii.

The concert tour caps months of rigorous musical preparation, as well as a concert schedule that has included performances with the Seattle Symphony of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, and Samuel Jones’ The Shoe Bird. The Northwest Boychoir recently received rave reviews of its performance with Seattle’s Music of Remembrance of Israeli composer Betty Oliver’s stunning choral arrangements Shtiler, Shtiler and Mode’ Ani’. The Northwest Boychoir just completed work on a recording of Americana music to be released in late 2009.

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