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Choirs of the Minnesota Boychoir

The Artistic Director, Mark Johnson, places boys based on their vocal development, including pitch and tonal memory, as well as sight-reading ability, music theory knowledge, poise and maturity. He also considers the voice parts needed. Every boy who auditions is accepted into the Minnesota Boychoir and has the potential to advance to Cantabile. However, the rate of development varies with each boy.

 

 

CANTAR Comprised of our youngest singers, Cantar functions as a training choir. These developing singers, ages 6-9 rehearse once a week with emphasis placed on the basics of singing: posture, breathing, tone production and reading music. Rehearsals provide their core experience which build and increase musical skills.
Rehearsal: Thursday evenings at Concordia University
Number of performances: 4-6 (estimate)
Retreat: 1 half day retreat
Tours: None
Tuition: $960 (Scholarships available)

 

CANTANDO New members ages 9-12 and Cantar boys who grow older are invited to sing in Cantando. These young singers rehearse once a week and learn to strengthen their own singing and musical skills through advanced study of the basics of singing, music theory and ensemble performance practice.
Rehearsal: Thursday evenings at Concordia University
Number of performances: 6-8 (estimate)
Retreat: 1 full day retreat
Tours: None
Tuition: $1056 (Scholarship available)

 

CANTABILE Participation in Cantabile is reserved for those choirboys ages 9-14 who have demonstrated high levels of musicianship, leadership, responsibility, discipline and commitment. Our most visible choir, Cantabile rehearses twice a week and performs at well over 20 events a season, singing music in a wide variety of styles and languages.
Rehearsal: Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at Concordia University
Number of performances: 20-30 (estimate)
Retreat: 2 weekend-long retreats
Tours: 1 weekend-long spring tour and eligible for summer tour
Tuition: $1520 (Scholarships available)

 

ALLEGRO Graduates of Cantabile are invited to return to sing in Allegro. Singers range in age from 14-18, rehearse once a week, and perform works for tenor and bass; the changed voice. They also regularly sing with our treble choirs, increasing the range of literature we are able to perform.
Rehearsal: Monday evenings at Concordia University
Number of performances: 15-20 (estimate)
Retreat: 1 half day retreat and 1 weekend-long retreat
Tours: 1 weekend-long spring tour and eligible for summer tour
Tuition: $1200 (Scholarships available)

 

By the Numbers

  • Boys Currently Singing

    105

  • New Choirboys 2021-22

    18

  • Seasons We've Been Around

    60!

  • Continents Visited

    5

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