Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bloemfontein Children's Choir of South Africa coming to Tucson


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The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will perform with the Bloemfontein Children's Choir of South Africa in a joint concert on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:30pm. The concert will take place at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1200 N. Campbell Avenue (one block north of Speedway) in Tucson, AZ. Admission to the concert is FREE for all ages.


The Bloemfontein Children's Choir repertoire will include a typically South African dance "The Rieldans" as well as 'Hae na mariki', a traditional Zulu song. The Bloemfontein Children's Choir is an amateur children's choir consisting of boys and girls from Bloemfontein and surrounding areas, South Africa. Founded by Dr Huibrie Verster in 1987 as the 15t Multi-Racial Children's Choir in South Africa, this amateur choir consists of over 60 children between 8 and 17 years old. The choir has an international reputation and has worked with and performed under the baton of world famous conductors.


Under the direction of Dr. Julian Ackerley, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus continues its reciprocal hosting of choruses from around the globe. The chorus performed in South Africa in 2004. Since 1939, the Tucson Boys Chorus has served almost 10,000 choristers from across Southern Arizona who learn music, leadership, teamwork, self-discipline and community service.


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Fri July 1        Rehearsal 5pm to 730pm   Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

For More Info: Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, (520) 296-6277 or



If you know of a boy age 6-12 who would like to join the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, contact the chorus office (520) 296-6277. Founded in 1939, the Boys Chorus is in its 77th continuous year. Under the leadership of longtime director Dr. Julian Ackerley, the boys travel throughout United States and around the world and share the spirit and vitality of the American southwest through music and cultural exchanges. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the chorus an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music. The Chorus endeavors to impart musical, social and leadership skills that build self-esteem and have a sustaining impact on its members. Representing and serving the community as an artistic and cultural resource are fundamental to the Chorus mission.


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