The Raleigh Boychoir kicks off it’s 2018-2019 Concert Season: “A Season to Shine” this week with their first concert, “Unsung Heroes.” The concert will feature overlooked music from the past and present with special attention to women composers. All RBC choirs will perform in collaboration with the Middle Creek High School Concert Singers. The Middle Creek High School Concert Singers are under the direction of Andrea Siedschlag. Additionally, we will welcome a student violinist from the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute!
“Unsung Heros” will open with the Middle Creek High School Concert Singers performing a trio of diverse musical selections. One of the highlights will be “Come You Who are Filled,” by female North Carolina composer, Gwen Hall. Ms. Hall plans to attend “Unsung Heroes!” The Performing Choir of the Raleigh Boychoir will perform a mysterious atmospheric piece “Spirit Moving Over Chaos” by David Ashley White as they process from the back of the hall playing chimes! They will perform their pieces of Unity and Hope ending with Dillworth’s “Climbin’ Up the Mountain, Children.” The RBC’s Young Men’s Ensemble will join the Performing Choir to sing “Seize the Day,” made famous in Disney’s “Newsies!” The Tenors and Basses from the Raleigh Boychoir and Middle Creek High School will join forces and perform “Tshotsholoza” (Go Forward) a Traditional South African Freedom Song arranged by Jeffery Ames with guest percussionist, Andrew Munger. The RBC’s Training and Resident Choirs will perform three pieces composed by women composers, before being joined by all RBC and Middle Creek High School singers to end the concert with “Music Changes the World” written by Jim Papoulis complete with a percussion ensemble
At the conclusion of this special concert, the audience will be invited to join in song with the choirs to sing “Hine Ma Tov.” How good and pleasant it is for all of us to live together in peace. A touching way to end this very event. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring items to help the Wilmington Boys Choir as they recover from significant loss from Hurricane Florence. Those items include:post-its, sharpie markers (any color), Walmart gift cards, No. 2 pencils, file folders, hanging file folders, pocket folders with prongs, notebooks, and dry erase markers. RBC parents will be set up to collect items in the entrance prior to the concert. All concert attendees must have a concert ticket.