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Puget Sound’s Premier Choir For Young Singers

The Northwest Boychoir’s musical sophistication, rich tonal quality, and dedication to exacting perfection have established its reputation as one of the nation’s premier boychoirs. As part of the Northwest Choirs with Vocalpoint! Seattle, the Northwest Boychoir has trained thousands of young singers for 40 years, and more significantly, shaped the lives of our region’s youth by teaching important lessons in personal commitment and the value of teamwork.

Recent highlights include appearances in Britten’s War Requiem, Carl Orff’s Carmina burana and Damnation of Faust with the Seattle Symphony. Last summer the Northwest Boychoir performed at the Eastern Music Festival Gala under the direction of Gerard Schwarz as part of their South East Concert Tour. The Choir will close the season with A Festival of Lessons & Carols at Benaroya Hall, presented by the Seattle Symphony in December. Recent performances include St. Matthew’s Passion and Carmina Burana with Seattle Symphony and Brundibar with Music of Remembrance and Simple Measures.

Together with the Ladies of Vocalpoint! Seattle, the Northwest Boychoir shared a 2009 Grammy nomination with the Seattle Symphony for a recording of Samuel Jones’ The Shoe Bird. The Northwest Boychoir is also featured on Brundibár and Vedem, recorded for Music of Remembrance on the Naxos label. When soundtrack composers need the unique boychoir sound, they often turn to the Northwest Boychoir whose professional talents are featured on films and video games. The Northwest Boychoir is featured on Pegel 2, Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs sample library, and has recorded with the Oscar-winning film composer, Michael Giacchino.

Led by Joseph Crnko, now in his 30th year as music director, the Choir’s staff of professional musicians and educators are engaged in the teaching of a rigorous curriculum that trains young singers to be fully-skilled musicians who sing at the highest professional level, read music fluently and perform in professional settings with confidence.

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What They Are Saying

  • "The experiences are rich and the opportunities he has had to mature as a person and as a musician have been unparalleled. He is totally devoted to the Northwest Choirs.”
    – Northwest Choirs Parent
  • "The piece develops into a contrapuntal cri de coeur, incorporating the pure and precise Northwest Boychoir, as well as a mezzo and treble soloists." (VEDEM CD)
    – Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News
  • “We are so grateful for all the opportunities and experiences Northwest Boychoir has provided for Noah. He sees himself as a musician and chorister. It has been a wonderful thing as a parent to be a part of – to see your child fulfilling their passion. He truly loves being a part of Northwest Boychoir.”
    – Northwest Boychoir Parent
  • “The Northwest Boychoir has affected my life an incredible amount, not only because of its world-class musicality, but also because of the amazing friendships I have made and the life morals I have learned from my teachers and mentors at choir. I am motivated to continue my musical and philosophical education with this organization because I recognize how much it has already affected my life, and I know that it will continue to do so.”
    – Northwest Boychoir Member, at age 13
  • "My son is very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the Northwest Boychoir. His sense of self has grown, and he has immense pride to be part of something so powerful."
    – Jeanne Acutanza, Northwest Boychoir Parent from Northwest Baby and Child, January 2008
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