Mál dagsins 17. mars n.k.

Mál dagsins hefst að venju þriðjudaginn 17. mars n.k. klukkan 14:30 með samsöng undir stjórn Friðriks Kristinssonar og Lenku Mátéová.  Klukkan 15:10 flytur unglingakór, skipaður um 40 ungum karlmönnum á aldrinum 14-17 ára frá Bandaríkjunum tónleika í 20 mínútur.  Um kl. 15:30 verður drukkið kaffi. Stundinni lýkur kl. 16:00 með stuttri helgistund.  Nánari upplýsingar á ensku um kórinn:

The Roxbury Latin Glee Club – limited to 80 voices – is open by audition to boys in grades 9-12. Their repertoire includes a diverse selection of sacred music, folk songs, musical theater pieces, and traditional songs for men’s chorus. Each year the Glee Club collaborates with a local girls’ school to perform a major choral work; in recent years, such performances have included Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Lord Neslon Mass, Rutter’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Fauré’s Requiem, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes. The Glee Club also makes a spring concert tour (over the past three years to San Francisco, New Mexico, and Italy). About 40 boys are expected to tour with the Glee Club to Iceland in March 2015.

The Latonics, made up of 15 singers selected from the Glee Club, perform more sophisticated and challenging a cappella music. They sing madrigals, motets, folk songs, and contemporary popular pieces, often in original arrangements by group members. They have released several albums, and two Latonics recordings have been selected for the Best of High School A Cappella compilation albums.

Rob Opdycke, Director of Music. Rob grew up outside of Boston, MA in the town of North Attleborough. He attended Harvard University, where he majored in Environmental Science, sang in the Harvard Glee Club, and studied choral conducting with Dr. Jameson N. Marvin. He was also Music Director for the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones, a student-run a cappella group. Upon graduation from college, Rob immediately began his current position of Director of Music at the Roxbury Latin School. Under his direction, the Roxbury Latin Glee Club has performed in concert tours across the United States and in Bermuda, England, Central Europe, and Italy. Outside of RL, Rob sings with the professional vocal band, Similar Jones.

The Roxbury Latin School.  Founded in 1645, Roxbury Latin is the oldest school in continuous existence in North America. The School has 300 boys in grades 7-12. It seeks bright and promising students of various backgrounds from all segments of the Greater Boston community. The School’s 120-acre campus is located in the southwestern part of the city of Boston, in West Roxbury. Roxbury Latin’s endowments and the generosity of its alumni, parents, and friends enable the School to maintain a distinguished faculty, to charge a relatively low tuition, and to admit boys without regard to their parents’ ability to pay monthly check out loanstool easy loans. The opportunities afforded by the School are therefore available to a uniquely diverse student body.