Light and Love
Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Silicon Valley
Kent Jue, Artistic & Executive Director; Director of Concert Group & Choral Scholars
Yongyu Gao, Collaborative Pianist
Travis Rogers, Director of Young Men’s Ensemble
Nancy Whitecar, Assistant Director of Young Men’s Ensemble & Collaborative Pianist
GRAMMY Award-winning Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Silicon Valley is a world-class youth choir in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently serving over 200 boys from over 100 schools in more than 25 communities, Ragazzi is one of the largest boys choirs in the United States. Light and Love celebrates the unifying power of singing and the community we share in the holiday season. The program’s repertoire for treble voices, mixed voices, and changed voices features several prominent contemporary composers including Susan LaBarr, Katerina Gimon, and Kim André Arnesen. LaBarr’s Where the Light Begins doubles as a celebration of Christmas as well as a universal call for peace. My Light by Katerina Gimon employs unique vocal timbres and improvisational sections to create a resplendent and energetic sonic atmosphere. Light and Love lifts up the emotive voices of boys and young men as they explore the power of light during the season of reflection and joy. Join us as we open our hearts and illuminate the season with messages of love, hope, and peace.