Kantorei to perform ‘HeartSong’ concert April 10
Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford, will perform “HeartSong” at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S.Central Ave. in Rockford. Dr. Kenneth R. Board is senior pastor. Admission is a free-will offering to be received during the concert.
Acclaimed for their musical discipline, sensitivity and well-rounded programming, Kantorei presents the finest tradition of boy choirs. Under the musical direction of Joel Ross and Bradley Koloch, the choir will present a varied program including choral classics, American folk hymns and spirituals, and music that will encourage, inspire and touch the heart. Special guest artists include Dorothy Paige-Turner, young saxophone virtuoso Evon Sams, and Pilgrim Baptist’s Praise Dancers, under the direction of Matti Chappel.
Celebrating their 47th anniversary, Kantorei offers boys and young men ages 7-18 an outstanding musical education while providing opportunities for personal growth. The choir has delighted audiences locally, nationally and throughout the world in prestigious choral festivals and concert tours of Europe, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Brazil.
This summer, the boys will present a concert tour of Hawaii, with a special invitation to sing July 4 on the surrender deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor.
Kantorei has released six compact disc recordings showcasing the boys’ talents in a diverse repertoire. The choir recruits new members on an ongoing basis, and financial assistance is available.
From the April 6-12, 2011 issue
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