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Crystal Children's Choir

Director: Jenny Chiang

Crystal Children's Choir

Crystal Children's Choir was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994. Since then, it has grown into a 1,000 member organization. The choir's mission is to strive for choral music excellence by providing choral music education to children and blending the best of Eastern and Western musical traditions.

Crystal Children's Choir has toured Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America, and has performed at prestigious venues including St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican, Taipei National Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Beijing Concert Hall. Crystal Children's Choir also received numerous invitations to perform in the CMEA Convention and the 2004 National Kodaly Educators Conventions. In 2006, the choir was selected to perform at the MENC 60th National Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Crystal Children's Choir also made two appearances at the ACDA Western Division Convention in 2002 and 2006 and was honored to perform at the 2007 ACDA National Convention, Miami, Florida. This year, Crystal Choir has been invited to perform at the 2010 ACDA Western and Northwestern Division Conference.

Crystal Children's Choir aspires to be a cultural ambassador of children's choral music, especially in the field of Chinese folk songs and newly commissioned works. Through offering the choristers a unique musical and life-enhancing education, Crystal Children's Choir hopes to nurture teamwork, love of music, and excellence in choral singing among the younger generation.

Discography

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Crystal Children's Choir : Live Peformances : 00  1 CD : 

Crystal Children's Choir : Live Peformances

Review: Mixed-voice Crystal Children's Choir was founded in the San Francisco in 1994, and since then has grown into a 1,000-chorister organization. The choir's mission is to provide a complete music education for children, strive for choral excellence, and blend the best of Eastern and Western musical traditions. The choir aspires to be a cultural ambassador of children's choral music, especially in the field of Chinese folk songs and newly commissioned works and it has toured Australia, Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S., performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Beijing Concert Hall. There are 17 songs here, some accompanied, some favorites are Ko Matsushita's "Ave Regina Coelorum," Zoltan Kodaly's "Hegyi Ejszakak I" (Mountain Night)," Orlando di Lasso's "Echolied," Chen Yi's "The Cataract of Mount Lu," the Chinese folk song "Waiting Through the Night," Rossini's "The Barber of Seville Overture," the traditional Spiritual "Child of God" and Harry Belafonte & Robert Freedman's "Turn the World Around. Beautiful music from the Bay Area's own CCC, one of our favorite children's choirs!

Songlist: Ave Regina Coelorum, Mountain Night, Quando Corpus, Adiemus, Echolied, Aglepta, Bonfires in the Hills, The Eight Chestnut Horses, The Cataract of Mount Lu, Water Beetle Presage, Si Pi Heng Na, Waiting Through The Night, The Barber of Seville Overture, Child of God, The Tuberose, Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, Turn The World Around

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6504c | 00 1 CD | $15.95


Crystal Children's Choir : 10 Years of Singing, Learning and Enjoying

Review: Crystal Children's Choir: 10 Years of Singing, Learning and Enjoying Founded in the SF Bay Area in 1994, and now boasting over 750 choristers of all ages, in 18 classes that rehearse weekly and perform a wide repertoire of choral music. The CCC's cultural mission is blending the best of Eastern and Western musical traditions. Crystal Choir has toured Canada, Hong Kong, Austria, Hungary and both coasts of the US. It has performed at Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in SF, and has won many awards. The first half of the recording is 9 Eastern songs, such as "Ode to the Eight Stallions," "In a Far Away Land," "The Riddle Song," "Happy Gathering," "Life on the Railway Gang" and "Jasmine." The second half is 10 Western songs, such as "Gloria," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee," "The Water Is Wide," "Old Joe Clerk," "Amazing Grace" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Some piano and other light accompaniment. Crystal has a bright, spirited sound that lends itself well to this material. An impressive debut CD!

Songlist: Ode To The Eight Stallions, Pastoral Song, In A Far Away Land, The Riddle Song, Happy Gathering, Waiting Through The Night, Life On The Railway Gang, Diam A Ga (Sticky Tar), Jasmine, Gloria, The Flight Of The Bumblebee Ubi Caritas Past Life Melodies Aglepta The Water Is Wide Old Joe Clerk I Will Be Earth Amazing Grace Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Ubi Caritas, Past Life Melodies, Aglepta, The Water Is Wide, Old Joe Clerk, I Will Be Earth, Amazing Grace, Battle Hymn Of The Republic

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7849c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


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