Boys & Young Men’s Choral Festival 2015

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Guest Conductor

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Guest Conductor

2015 BOYS & YOUNG MEN’S CHORAL FESTIVAL: NORTH MEETS SOUTH

July 6-12

The newest addition to the line-up, treble boychoirs, SATB boychoirs and young men’s choirs gather together for an extraordinary display of the strength and beauty of male voices.

Guest conductor Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, music director of the renowned American Boychoir, makes his first appearance at picfest for the inaugural year of the new Boys & Young Men’s Choral Festival.  Malvar-Ruiz is in demand across America and throughout the world as conductor, lecturer and clinician with particular expertise in the adolescent male evolving voice.

Special guest artists, Male Ensemble Northwest, bring their charismatic artistry and expertise as singers and conductors to performances and workshops with male choirs.  They will present a day of workshops with the Festival Chorus and collaborate with them on the Finale Concert in addition to their own performance.

The following choirs are participating in this year’s event:

Boychoir of Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Calgary Boys Choir – Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir – Oakland Park, Florida

Keystone State Boychoir – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ragazzi Boys Chorus – Redwood City, California