BONIFANTES Boys Choir--Czech Republic--with the Minnesota Boychoir
Join us for an exciting evening of music featuring two of the world's great boychoirs. March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (at the corner of Prior & St. Clair) in St. Paul, MN.
The BONIFANTES Boys' Choir was founded in the year
1999 and has won a place among the cream of the
choir ensembles in the Czech Republic in its short life.
Talented boys from the age of 4 to 18 years of age
work in seven departments of the singing school
known as "BONIFANTES School of Arts" with capacity
of 350 students. Almost 100 boys visit the concert
department alone and the choir takes part in up to 100
concerts and performances each year.
Among the successes achieved so far are a number of
concert tours (Germany, Great Britain, France, Austria,
Belgium, Holland, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Slovenia,
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovakia and USA) and
performances in operas (e.g. G. Bizet Carmen, G.
Puccini Tosca, G. Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia) and
films (Napoleon). The choir performs in harmony with
Czech orchestras on an annual basis (J. Jirásek Kouzlo
českých Vánoc, A. L. Webber Requiem, V. Wimmer
Apel svědomí, L. Cherubini Missa solemnis, C. Orff
Carmina Burana, Dmitrij Shostakovich The Symphony
No. 13 Babij Jar"). In the past years of its activity, the
choir has taken part in six international competitions
(Iuventus Mundi Cantat Festa Musicale Olomouc 2x, Prague Days of Choral Singing "Praga Cantat",
Musica Sacra Praga, B. Martinů International Competition, European Festival for youth people in
Neerpelt), at which it has been awarded with eleven gold and four silver medals, three titles of
competition prize-winner, and a prize for outstanding conducting performance for the choirmaster.
The choir is regularly welcome by prestigious international festivals, including "Smetanova Litomyšl".
Between most distinguished successes belong 1st prize "CUM LAUDE" at the European Choir Festival
in Neerpelt and the title of overall winner at the Festival of Song 2004 in Olomouc ahead of another
159 competitors. Among large range of recordings made by the choir is the world premieres with the
Chamber Philharmonic Pardubice (e.g. Luigi Cherubini Messa Solenne Breve in B-flat Major, W. A.
Mozart Missa in C, Jan Jirásek Kouzlo českých Vánoc. Artistic guidance to the BONIFANTES Boys'
Choir is provided by its founder, Mr. Jan Míšek.
Founded in 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir is the oldest boy choir in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Boychoir's reputation for excellence has brought invitations from local and national music conventions, as well as sporting events and touring Broadway companies. The Boychoir has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion on National Public Radio, amongst others. The 2013-2014 season includes collaborations with the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, the Minnesota Orchestra and local musician Alison Scott at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Highlights also include concerts at Landmark Center in Saint Paul and the Goodale Theatre inside the Cowles Center in Minneapolis.
Pilgrim Lutheran Church (View)
1935 St. Clair Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
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