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Crystal Children’s Choir



Biography

Crystal Children’s Choir was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994 and has grown into an organization of over one thousand members. The choir has toured Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America and has performed at prestigious venues including St. Peter’s Basilica, Taipei National Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Beijing Concert Hall. The choir aspires to be cultural ambassadors of children’s choral music, especially in the field of Chinese folk songs and newly commissioned works.  Predominantly made up of young Chinese-American musicians, the choir’s repertoire engages both Chinese and American musical traditions, as well as those from around the world.

Upcoming Performances

Video 7/8/2019: Serenade! Choral Music Festival Grand Finale

Classical Movements’ 9th annual Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival concludes on the Concert Hall stage with a truly grand finale: individual performances by “The Human Journey” ensembles from Iran, Mongolia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, France and Germany, as well the Serenade! mass choir, led by the 2019 recipient of the Robert Shaw Lifetime Achievement Award, Doreen Rao. Dr. Rao will conduct her second Serenade! mass choir in the world premiere of Refuge—a brand-new work by soprano and composer Patrice Michaels—commissioned by the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

This program is part of The Human Journey.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Video 7/6/2019: Serenade! Choral Music Festival

Co-presented with Classical Movements, the 9th annual Serenade! reflects on the “Human Journey: Music, Migration and Identity” with professional vocal groups, community choral ensembles and youth choirs alike”.

Barbara Furtuna, a Corsican polyphonic group of four men, performing mostly a capella, finds its inspiration in the island’s oldest traditions, but is now also distinguished by its own creations, and offers a music that speaks to contemporary longings.

Crystal Children’s Choir from San Francisco, California inspires to be cultural ambassadors of children’s choral music, especially in the field of Chinese folk songs and newly commissioned works.

This program is part of The Human Journey.

Crystal Childrens Choir