The Maryland State Boychoir, under the direction of Frank Cimino and Stephen Holmes, will participate in morning worship on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. The service will take place at Trinity Cathedral, 328 Sixth Ave, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This performance will showcase the Changed Voice Choir, and will encompass a wide range of choral selections. The service is free and open to the public.
Now in its 23rd concert season, The Maryland State Boychoir serves the State of Maryland as "Official Goodwill Ambassadors." The Boychoir performs over 60 times each year throughout Maryland and surrounding states, and on national and international tours that have taken them to 30 different states in the U.S., Ireland, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Canada. The choristers have sung at many distinguished venues, including the White House, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City, and the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. Recently, the choir participated, via video feed, in the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, with Presidents Shimon Peres and George W. Bush in attendance.
Recent Boychoir musical programs have included two performances of Howard Shore’s Fellowship of the Rings Symphony with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Their annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has sold out three performances for the past four years. Other memorable performances include a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with the Washington Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, the Tenth Annual Baltimore Boychoir Festival directed by Rollo Dilworth, and singing for the Opening Ceremony at the PGA Presidents’ Cup. The Boychoir has also collaborated with renowned international ensembles, including the Bonifantes Boychoir from the Czech Republic and the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir of South Africa.
The Maryland State Boychoir is dedicated to providing talented boys, regardless of race, religion, or socio-economic background, with a holistic and diverse musical education in the tradition of the great European choir schools. Boys in the choir are given opportunities to perform professionally, and a chance to grow socially.
For more information, call (412) 232-6404