June 20, 2017
You’ve heard them on movie soundtracks (Let Me In, Valkyrie, Millions, Bad Santa 2) and on your favorite video games (Medal of Honor, Peggle 2, Golem). Now, hear the Seattle-based Northwest Boychoir live in concert as they launch their 2017 Concert Tour at Plymouth Church, 7 pm, Wednesday, July 5.
The Grammy-nominated Northwest Boychoir and Music Director Joseph Crnko will present seven public concerts in Seattle and California. The professional, 32-member Northwest Boychoir program includes Mendelssohn, Poulenc and Vivaldi.
Under the direction of Joseph Crnko, Northwest Boychoir is one of the nation’s premier children’s choirs. Ranging from age 10 to 14, they regularly perform with Seattle Symphony, on movie and video game soundtracks, in professional recording studios and in a year-round concert schedule. Every boy with musical talent and drive to succeed is accepted, regardless of finances.
Celebrating their 25th tour, prior tours took the choir to Great Britain, Eastern Europe, Washington D.C., Australia, Canada, throughout the United States, Japan and Mexico.
“Our boys are ambassadors for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest,” says Crnko. “Wherever they travel, they unite audiences through the power of outstanding choral music while being immersed in the rich and diverse cultures of the places they visit.”
Firmly woven into the cultural fabric of the Puget Sound, Northwest Boychoir has delighted audiences with its annual A Festival of Lessons & Carols for 38 years. The Seattle Symphony leads an impressive list of professional arts groups that rely on talents of the Boychoir. In January, the choir performed Messiaen’sTrois petites liturgies de la Prèsence Divine with the Seattle Symphony, and recent performances of Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortileges. This year, Northwest Boychoir completed recording for the soundtrack of Cirque du Soleil’s new production Volta. “Working with the Northwest Boychoir was a great experience,” said Michael Giacchino, Oscar-winning composer. “I was in awe of their sound.”
Joseph Crnko, celebrating 33 years as Music Director of the Northwest Boychoir, is also Associate Conductor for Choral Activities at the Seattle Symphony and regularly conducts orchestral and choral recording sessions for movie and video game soundtracks. His film credits include The Last Stand, Let Me In, Boondock Saints, The Celestine Prophecy and video games Halo, Medal of Honor and World of Warcraft. For more information go to: NWBoychoir.org.Subscribe