Join the San Francisco Boys Chorus with Artistic Director Ian Robertson and celebrated opera superstar Leah Crocetto to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this internationally recognized performing arts and Grammy-award winning ensemble in a special performance at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in downtown San Francisco. With YBCA Theater’s state of the art lighting and sound, the concert will be an exciting and unforgettable evening featuring young singers from all our choral groups. Enjoy traditional and world songs performed by our “choirs of angels” to mark this exciting milestone in SFBC history. Recent press has described SFBC’s singing as having “memorable clarity” with “secure flexibility and eloquent lyricism.” The San Francisco Chronicle has referred to the group as “exemplary.”
Guest artist, American soprano Leah Crocetto has been described by the New York Times as possessing an “agile coloratura technique and a feeling for the Italianate style… with warmth, full penetrating sound and tenderness.” Ms. Crocetto continues to astonish audiences with her moving portrayals of opera’s greatest heroines.
The theater, designed by James Polshek and Todd Schliemann, houses YBCA’s world-class stage as well as production offices. Buy your tickets early for this not-to-be missed choral event in the Bay Area music calendar. Meet and mingle with the artists at an informal reception right after the performance.
The mission of the San Francisco Boys Chorus is to provide music education, vocal training, and performance experience at the highest artistic level to boys from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Listed prices do not include standard ticket processing fees. Processing fees are waived when tickets are purchased in person, or by becoming a YBCA Member.
The Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus was founded in 1948 by educator Madi Bacon and has been led since 1996 by Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, who also serves as Chorus Director for the San Francisco Opera. The Chorus celebrates its 70th anniversary with more than 200 boys enrolled at four rehearsal sites in San Francisco, Marin, the East Bay and the Peninsula.
Since its founding the Chorus has grown into a distinguished education and performance organization and over the years has appeared in over 170 productions with the San Francisco Opera and sings regularly with the San Francisco Symphony. Its many civic engagements include President Obama’s 2009 Inauguration and annual appearances at SF City Hall. For four decades San Francisco’s Mayors have recognized it as the “Singing Ambassadors of San Francisco.” The Chorus tours regularly both nationally and internationally.