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MCC 2008-09 SEASON

See and hear the buzz for yourself as the Miami Children’s Chorus announces its 2008-2009 season of performances. Led by Music Director Timothy A. Sharp, the MCC has crafted a season that includes concerts and family sing-alongs throughout Miami-Dade County which demonstrate the artistic diversity and flexibility of the children.

Wasting no time, the MCC recorded “How Many Christmases” for The Foundation for Small Voices and the Young Peoples Chorus of New York City. With the help of modern technology, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash sings the solo with a background of children’s choirs from around the globe. This song will be featured on a new recording of holiday music by the YPC.

The MCC concert season opens with “United We Stand.” This concert features the world premier performance of “Lakay” – a piece for children’s chorus and chamber orchestra – by University of Miami Graduate Sydney Guillaume. Commissioned by the MCC, this piece gives a strong expression of cultural identity and pride. The season continues with the MCC Annual Holiday Concert “Voices of Angels.” Come and hear your holiday favorites and new music to ring in the spirit of the season. All the ensembles are featured on this concert.

2009 begins with the MCC performing its 2nd of five family sing-along events titled “All Together Now.” This interactive event features the MCC with children and families in the audience performing songs that everyone can sing and enjoy. “Bring on the Boys” is the MCC annual workshop for boys with unchanged voices held at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. MCC is joined by the Frost Men’s Chorus for this event.

“Rejoice in the Spirit.” will take place on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00 PM at St. Patrick Church. This performance – featuring the MCC Advanced Chorus – will showcase gospel music, spirituals and classical music. Z. Randall Stroope’s American Te Deum will be performed during this concert for the first time by the MCC. This extended work is for treble voices, piano, solo violin, solo cello and percussion. In April the MCC welcomes the return of Master Song Leader Nick Page. Mr. Page breathes new life into the sing-along experience. Closing out the season is the MCC Annual Spring Concert “Let the Children Sing.” Works commissioned by the organization will be highlighted at this event.

For a complete schedule and additonal information call 305.662.7494.

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