Castle­ton ‘Ser­e­nade’

Rappahannock News - - The Rapp -

The all-fe­male mu­si­cal group Túum­ben Pax from Mex­ico, and the Chi­nee Crys­tal Chil­dren’s Choir from San Fran­cisco, per­form in the “9th An­nual Ser­e­nade! Choral Fes­ti­val,” pre­sented by Clas­si­cal Move­ments at Castle­ton on Sun­day, July 7, at 6 p.m.

Founded in 2006, Túum­ben Paax, a fe­male vo­cal sex­tet, has per­formed nearly 40 world pre­mieres es­pe­cially com­posed for the en­sem­ble by Mex­i­can and for­eign com­posers, and has won nu­mer­ous in­ter­na­tional awards for their per­for­mances.

Crys­tal Chil­dren’s Choir, com­prised of mid­dle and high school chil­dren of Chinese origon, was founded in the San Fran­cisco Bay Area in 1994 in an ef­fort to unify and main­tain Chinese cul­tural iden­tity through song. Since its found­ing, Crys­tal Chil­dren’s Choir has grown into an or­ga­ni­za­tion of more than one thou­sand mem­bers, and their mu­si­cal reper­toire in­cludes Chinese folk songs and tra­di­tional Amer­i­can tunes.

Ticket prices for this CiP con­cert are $10-20, and the per­for­mance will be held in the The­atre House at Castle­ton (663 Castle­ton View Road). Call Con­nie Payne at 540.937.3454 for more in­for­ma­tion and visit www. Castle­tonFes­ti­val.org to pur­chase tick­ets.

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The San Fran­cis­cobased Crys­tal Chil­dren’s Choir, com­prised of mid­dle and high school chil­dren, was founded in 1994 in an ef­fort to unify and main­tain Chinese cul­tural iden­tity through song.

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