press release: Grazer Kapellknaben (Graz Boychoir) of Austria will embark on their first US tour this spring, and will present a free joint concert with the young men of Madison Youth Choirs on Tuesday, April 7, 7:00pm at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.
Graz Boychoir, directed by Matthias Unterkofler, emphasizes the exploration of classical works and traditional folk songs, while also performing a few arrangements of contemporary music. The choir frequently performs in professional productions in their home country, appearing with the Graz Opera and in famed, historic venues including Vienna's Konzerthaus and Musikverein.
Tentative repertoire for the concert includes works by Handel Mendelssohn, Britten, Schubert, traditional Austrian and German melodies, and arrangements of music by Billy Joel and Toto.
The boys of Madison Youth Choirs will perform selections from their current season repertoire, including the 15th century Italian piece "Ayo visto lo mappamundi," and will join the Graz Boychoir for a combined closing piece.
FREE, donations will be gratefully accepted at the door
ABOUT THE MADISON YOUTH CHOIRS (MYC)
Recognized as an innovator in youth choral music education, Madison Youth Choirs (MYC) welcomes singers of all ability levels, annually serving more than 500 young people, ages 7-18, in 11 single-gender choirs. Our singers explore the history, context and heart of the music, becoming "expert noticers," using music as a lens to discover the world.Through a variety of high-quality community outreach programs and performance opportunities, MYC strives to make the benefits of arts participation accessible to all.
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Madison Youth Choirs firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 238-7464