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Northwest Boychoir at St. Mark’s Cathedral – Philippa Kiraly, City Arts (March 2016)

Minimum fuss but maximum impact at Seattle Symphony’s ‘Baroque and Wine’ concert – Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times (March 2016)

“13 Seattle concerts you should attend at least once” – Classical King FM 98.1

“The Northwest Boychoir Takes Their Perfect Pitch on the Road” – The SunBreak

“Seattle Symphony’s Magical ‘Carmina’ “ – City Arts

“All the stars align for a stirring St. Matthew Passion at SSO” – Seattle Times

Making a Joyful Noise at Christmas” – City Arts

“‘Legend of Zelda’ to bring video adventures to the concert hall” – Seattle Times

“SSO offers rare chance to hear Britten’s War Requiem” – Seattle Times

And an amazingly gifted teen quartet Vocalpoint show skill and effortlessly blend their voices on ‘Angel Eyes’ and ‘Walking My Baby Back Home.’” –

There is also a short section featuring three children’s voices… still in their early teens, but already experienced performers” – Seattle Times

‘Faust’ bedeviled by phantom alarm, but carried by heavenly voices” – Seattle Times

Crnko has been conductor of The Northwest Boychoir for a quarter-century, and perhaps it’s his great care not to overstrain young voices — while at the same time eliciting beautiful singing from them — that has brought such success to the Symphony Chorale.” – Seattle Times

Young voices rejoice with ‘Festival of Lessons & Carols’” – Seattle Times

“Laitman: VEDEM” – Opera News

What really made Thursday’s performance of the Orff was the excellence of the chorus, prepared to the hilt by Joseph Crnko, and featuring not only the Seattle Symphony Chorale but also the Northwest Boychoir. This combined group sang with tremendous energy, focus, and accuracy." (Carmina Burana, Seattle Symphony)


I was so incredibly thrilled to work with the fine young gentlemen of Vocalpoint in my recent concerts with the Seattle Symphony. When I first met and heard them, I was blown away by the fact that these guys were still in High School! They have a musicality, sense of pitch, and professionalism the belies their years. I'll happily work with them again...anytime and anywhere.


I can honestly say that attending the concert in Benaroya last December was one of the top highlights of my whole holiday season. What talent!

Maggie Stapleton, ‎Assistant Program Director - Classical KING FM 98.1

It’s a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit, not only hearing the boys sing their hearts out, but for us in the audience to sing lustily also, making a truly joyful noise and leaving exhilarated.

Philippa Kiraly, City Arts

Between chills up the spine and tears welling in my eyes ... Well, will say only that the performance was beyond sensational. Indeed, the combination of the talent, the program, and the setting—and those pure, beautiful, resonant voices—melded so magically in what surely will be my "gift" this holiday season. Clearly, I was dazzled.

Lessons & Carols Audience Member