Ragazzi’s week-long summer musical day camp is now open to all boys
For the first time ever, the acclaimed Ragazzi Boys Chorus will open their Summer Music Day Camp to the public, inviting boys aged 7-11 to take part in a week full of fun and music alongside Ragazzi’s primary and premiere ensembles. Offering an introduction to Ragazzi’s music education and performance curriculum, this in-person camp gives boys who love to sing the chance to “test” Ragazzi in an engaging experience that includes games, music and singing, activities outdoors and crafts.
Summer Music Day Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 25-29, 2022, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (178 Clinton St., Redwood City). No singing experience is necessary. For more information or to register for camp ($450 tuition per participant), the public can visit ragazzi.org or email [email protected] A $50 discount is available for those who pay full tuition by May 13, 2022.
To ensure everyone’s health and safety, participants will be required to provide proof of full COVID vaccination (with at least two weeks since their second injection). Depending on state and county guidelines, faculty and attendees may be required to wear masks throughout the event. More information can be found at ragazzi.org or by emailing [email protected]
If a child would like to join Ragazzi before camp, the choir is hosting a free SingFest mini-camp, which includes musical games and a zero-stress audition for Ragazzi, on May 21, 2022 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Pre-registration is required – the public can register for SingFest at ragazzi.org or email [email protected] Additionally, Ragazzi also offers private auditions for potential new backing vocalists to learn how to join the band. At these auditions, boys ages 5-18 and their parents and guardians will be introduced to Ragazzi, meeting one-on-one with a Ragazzi Choir Leader for short, fun, age-appropriate singing games. These meetings also allow young singers and their families to ask specific questions. No previous experience is required for interested boys aged 5-11, however, it is recommended that potential backing vocalists aged 12 and over have some musical experience before joining the group. Registration for Ragazzi’s Prelude course, offered to boys ages 5-7, will open in June – no audition is required for this fun and interactive course. For more information, to book an appointment or to register for Prelude, the public can visit https://ragazzi.org/join-us.
Peninsula-based Ragazzi Boys Chorus is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading boys’ music and performance organizations. During the 2019-2020 school year, more than 250 boys from more than 100 schools in more than 30 Bay Area communities participated in the program. Ragazzi means “boys” in Italian and is the term used in opera to refer to children’s voices. Ragazzi has performed with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, San Jose Opera, West Bay Opera, Symphony Silicon Valley, Masterworks Chorale, and Stanford University Symphonic Chorus, among others. The group has toured across the United States and overseas. Ragazzi was honored for his contribution to the recording of Stravinsky’s Persephone, which won three Grammy Awards, and has five CDs available: A Holiday Collection, Canciones de Alabanza, Magnificat: My Spirit Rejoices, Splendors of the Italian Baroque and I Dream. A world.