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Moscow Boys Choir to perform

December 6, 2012
The Moscow Boys Choir is a careful blending of heavenly soprano voices with the rich resonance of bass, tenor and baritone sound that brings a distinct Russian flavor to the choral experience, and they're coming to Bonners Ferry at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at the Bonners Ferry High School Becker Auditorium.

Founded in 1957, this choral ensemble is among Russia's most prestigious all-boy choirs. Under the direction of Mr. Leonid Baklushin, the boys attend a special school which provides both general education and musical training.

Being selected as a member of the touring company of Moscow Boys Choir is no easy feat. Hand-picked from over 400 students at their school in Moscow, these highly talented youngsters have the voices of angels and the discipline to match their talents.

Moscow Boys Choir enjoys an international reputation for excellence. The Choir has toured many other countries including Japan, South Korea, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Holland. The many accomplishments of Moscow Boys Choir are complemented by performances for Heads of State and Royalty including:

Command performances for the British Royal Family at Royal Albert Hall.

At the White House the Choir performed for President Clinton, the First Family and their friends at a private Holiday Gala in December of 1999 which included a private audience with the President of the United States and the First Family!

Numerous Performances with the Presidential Orchestra at the Kremlin in Moscow.

The Gala Celebration for the 850th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Moscow.

The choir was invited by the City of Moscow to perform in a grand concert at Red Square for International Children's Day with famous tenor Andrea Bocelli.

Diverse Performances at the Olympic Hall in Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatory with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

They participated in the premier of Yuri Grigorovich's ballet Spartacus at the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses and have done many performances at this prestigious venue.

The powerful sound of this all-male Choir consists of seasonal music from around the world as audiences are musically transported to faraway places including Russia, Europe, the Americas and more. The Choir showcases many beloved Christmas classics as well as new and vibrant pieces, many sung in their language of origin. Also featured are favorites from previous tours including excerpts from Handel's Messiah and other holiday treats such as The Twelve Days of Christmas, and Silver Bells plus their hauntingly beautiful rendition of Silent Night.

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Tickets for the Bonners Ferry Performance, broght to the community by the Bonners Ferry Friends of the Arts, are $20 for adults and $16 for youth 18 and under, and they're on sale nowat Mountain Mike’s, Bonners Books, Bear Auto or at the door.

To find out more, call the Friends of the Arts at (208) 267-5256 or (208) 267-5763.
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