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  Juli Birthdays

      Pachín / Angelito   Pachín / Angelito  [Ángel Gómez Mateo]
Pachín was born in Spain.

Pachin et Angelito ne font qu'un. C'est le même petit garçon, né en 195O. En France, ses disques et ses films sont sortis sous le nom d'Angelito (Films : Angelito et Angelito Amiral).

     Jørgen Dahl Moe   Jørgen Dahl Moe
Jørgen sings and plays the guitar. He took part in the MGP Junior competition in 2009.

      KnabenChor Virtuosi, Wien   KnabenChor Virtuosi, Wien
The KnabenChor Virtuosi is an ensemble group of young virtuoso singers who specialize in music from the Renaissance and Baroque. Directed by Sylvia Purcar.

      Froebel Boys Choir   Froebel Boys Choir  [Fureeberu shonen gasshodan]
Froebel Boys Choir (Japanese:フレーベル少年合唱団) is a children chorus of boy sopranos and boy altos based in Tokyo. It is one of the well known boys choir in Japan. Choir is administered by Froebel-Kan Co., Ltd. well known as the publication of Japanese picture books. We count 4 junior high students, 53 primary schoolchildren and 24 preschool children in October, 2005.

Their activities include concerts, attractions, recordings of TV commercials and soundtracks of movies. They hold regular concerts as report to the company of the activity, once a year . Since 1993 the head office of Froebel-Kan (6-14-9 Honkomagome Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8611 JAPAN) has served as their every week rehearsals and operations.

The chorus was established in July, 1959 at Froebel-Kan's old headquarters building of Kandaogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. It is said that it was the beginning of the thing that the CEO heard the singing voice of the boy chorus of East Germany from the radio, at his bedside early in the morning. In those days, Toshi Isobe takes office as the first conductor and starts recordings of the analogue disk in December of that year. They appeared on NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) television in March in that next year. The choir began to appear for a concert from 1961.

The boys sing various genre music. Popular songs for infants, schoolchildren and adults, etc.. When conductors changed, their voice were changed from complete head tones to a normal chest voices. Because the bright stage clothes established in December, 1959 maintained the same style for 45 years, it was interesting. There are the graduates society and the parents' association. They supports the boys.

       Alexander Robarts
Alex Robarts was a chorister in the choir of St John's College, Cambridge. He recorded three CDs and his solos included Fauré's Pie Jesu, Mozart's Agnus Dei, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and Berkeley's The Lord is my Shepherd.


  1 Juli   Daumants Kalniņš
Daumants Kalnins was born on the 1st of July, 1990. He attends the Riga Dome Choir School, sings in the Riga Dom Boys Choir, studies singing, piano, and oboe, performs in B. Britten's "The Turn of the Screw", W. A. Mozart's "The Magic Flute" G.

Puccini's "Tosca", Ch. W. Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" staged by the Latvian National Opera. Daumants has gained recognition not only in Latvia, but also abroad at numerous international choir festivals — in 2002 at the International Boys Choir Festival in Collegeville (USA) and at the 6th World Choir Music Symposium in Minneapolis (USA). In 2004 he got the first prize at the Latvian State Wind Instruments Competition and won the International Boys Solo Competition.

Daumants enjoys singing, swimming, cycling, basketball, but whatever he does he does it profoundly.

In the album we can enjoy Daumants' voice in the light waltz, in Spanish rhythms, in the subtle "Piano". Daumants' interpretations are always full of character and colours. — Sleeve Notes

  1 Juli Sebastian Kropp   Sebastian Kropp  [Sebastian Kropp]
Sebastian Guitar | Piano | Vocals Sebastian is the natural leader of the band Kropp Circle band. A perfectionist at heart--precise and persnickety--he has all the makings of a mad scientist. From discovering odd tunings on his guitar to being involved in the operational aspects of Kropp Circle--and in his quest to write the perfect song--Sebastian is a force to be reckoned with--both on the stage and off.

  1 Juli  Remi   Remi  [Remi Minnebo]
Remi was one of the ten finalists in the Belgian preselections for the 2003 Junior Eurosong Contest. First place was for X!nk, but Remi continued with his singing carreer. He has his own band now and his first single is planned for 2005.

  1 Juli  Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys   Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys
Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA)
Directed by Scott Bosscher.

  2 Juli Tom Cully   Tom Cully
Thomas Cully has been part of the Libera legend since he was 7, singing his first feature on the 2002 Songs of Praise video "There is a Green Hill" with fellow chorister Michael Horncastle. Almost straight away Tom established himself as a proficient singer of the high notes, a task he particularly enjoys and regards as play rather than work. His flair for these high motifs was first observed in performances of one of the choir's best known songs, "Sanctus", where he shared the top part with Ben Crawley and Joe Platt - a role passed on from Liam O'Kane and Steven Geraghty.

Tom's talent can be heard on two of Libera's albums - Free (2004) and Visions (2005) - in songs such as "Stay With Me", "Sempiterna" and "We are the Lost", as well as a brilliant top C to end "I am the Day". The Visions album also gave Tom his first solo song, the seemingly reassuring yet slightly unsettling "Always With You". Tom loves to sing in live performances and his efforts for these have been equally remarkable, whether it be with Hayley Westenra, Aled Jones or concerts by Libera alone on both 2005 tours.

He also took part in the world premier of Preisner's Silence Night and Dreams in Athens.

Thomas Cully can be heard in one episode of Foyle's War. On Libera's new album [ New Dawn ]Thomas has 6 solos, one of which is a truly wonderful version of Bach's Air on the G string.

Tom ended his solo career in Libera by singing the solo for Ave Virgo in the album "Peace". A fine job he did too!

  2 Juli Omero Mumba   Omero Mumba  [Omero James Mumba]


  3 Juli   Patrick Fennig
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Patrick Fennig sang treble at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis for 12 years. From 1998-2000 Fennig served as Head Chorister for that choir. Touring Europe three times with the choir, Fennig recorded as a soloist in Four Winds' release of A Ceremony of Carols and Gothic's My Spirit Rejoices.

Patrick was featured as the spirit of wisdom in the Indianapolis Opera Company's 1997 production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. He was also the featured soloist at the 2000 opening of the MacCallister Opera Awards in Indianapolis.

  3 Juli Rodion Gazmanov   Rodion Gazmanov  [Родион Газманов]
Rodion, the son of well-known Russian singer Oleg Gazmanov, is now the lead vocalist of rock-group DNK (DNA).

  3 Juli  Manuel   Manuel  [Achim Rodewald]


  3 Juli Ryan Cregan   Ryan Cregan  [Ryan John Cregan]
Ryan is passionate about all aspects of stage performance. His main strength being voice. Ryan is a regular participant on the stage and performs in many charity events. He is well known in his are and loved by audiences young and old.

Singing Experience

Ryan has been singing since the age of 7 years old under the guidance and training of Vocal Coach Amanda Walsh-Townsend of Limelight Productions having a weekly sessions to keep his voice in peek condition. Ryan has been in many competitions and events showcasing his beautifully maturing treble voice.

. Limelight Academy Showcase 2005 . Sang Solo at Rose Queen Crowning, Midgeland Road Church, Blackpool July 2006 . Limelight Academy Showcase Oct 2007 . Festival 4 Stars June 2007 . Blackpool Gazette Young Talent Competition July 2007 . Family Charity Fun Day, Hope Christian Centre, March 2008 . Sang at 75th Celebrations of Highfield High School, April 2008 . Finalist Layton Institute 'Junior Talent' Competition May 2008 . Supported the 'Harlequin Singers' at Dickson Road Church, Blackpool, June 2008 . Veterans Charity Night, Blackpool British Legion, June 2008 . Veterans Charity Night, Blackpool Layton Institute, June 2008 . Limelight Academy Showcase June 2008 . Soloist at Winter Gardens 'Hits' Show, July 2008 . Premature Babies Charity Night, Layton Institute, July 2008 . Rock FM 'Lancashire's got Talent' Semi-Finalist Aug 2008 . Supported 'Penny Black' for ARC Charity at Stanley Park Bandstand, Blackpool, June 2008 . Idol 2008 Regional Final Winner, The Willows Club, Salford . Semi-Finalist Sunday Star 'Search for a Star' Competition . Comfort Quilts for Kids 'Charity Night' Layton Institute Oct 2008

Acting Experience

Ryan has been attending Aztex Theatre School two days a week since he was nine gaining stage, dance and theater experience. Ryan loves to dance and loves the stage. His abilities in dance include Tap, Ballet and Modern freestyle. His stage persona is one of confidence and professionalism and is generally well liked and respected among his peers and co-actors. His acting abilities are both natural and realistic. He has participated in many stage events. Many are listed below.

. Played Ping 'Chinese Policeman' & performed a duet 'One' from Chorus Line in the Aztex Production, Dec 2005 . Auditioned for the part of Michael in ITV Series 'Benidorm', June 2006 . Played Munchkin Farmer in Wizard of Oz Production at Aztex Theatre School, July 2006 . Played one of Fagan's Boys and Policeman in Oliver Production at Aztex Theatre School, Dec 2006 . Hits Christmas Special at Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Dec 2006 . Played Basketball Player in High School Musical Production at Aztex Theatre School, July 2007 . Hits Reloaded at Winter Gardens, Blackpool, July 2007 . Played Evil Elf in Christmas with a Twist Production at Aztex Theatre School, Dec 2007 . Hits Christmas Special at Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Dec 2007 . Played Ratcliff from Pocahontas, Young Simba in Lion King as part of Disney Showcase Production at Aztex Theatre School, July 2008 . Hits Reloaded at Winter Gardens, Blackpool, July 2008

T.V. Experience

. Air Guitarist Winner on 'The Crunch' Kids TV Program for Nickelodeon TV, June 2006

Awards & Commendations

. Most Improved Junior Vocalist Aztex Theatre School, July 2006 . 1st Year Bronze Training Award Aztex Theatre School, July 2006 . LAMDA Foundation Graded Examination in Drama, Acting/Solo Entry Level Pass with Distinction, March 2007 . Blackpool Council Gifted & Talented Award Certificate of Recognition for Drama, Dancing & Singing, Nov 2007 . 2nd Year Silver Training Award Aztex Theatre School, Dec 2007 . LAMDA Foundation Graded Examination in Drama, Acting/Solo Grade One Pass with Merit, Dec 2007 . North West Regional Winner of Idol 2008



Ryan has now been signed to a Independant Label and will be recoring original songs very soon. Http://www.ryanofficial.co.uk

  4 Juli Toon Smet   Toon Smet
Toon Smet woonde in Nieuwenrode (Vlaams-Brabant). Hij drumde samen met Jasper, een andere kandidaat van 'de Cup', in de Gizonband en zong in het koor van Studio 100. Toon nam deel aan Junior Eurosong 2007.



Toon Smet was born and raised in Kapelle-op-den-Bos. He has lived in Nieuwenrode (Flemish-Brabant, Belgium) and was drummer of Gizonband with Jasper Publié. He used to sing in the Studio 100 children's chorus. In 2007 Toon enlisted for Junior Eurosong, but did not make it to the finals.
Toon Smet (meaning "Show Smet" in English) is now a member of the group Bandits.

  5 Juli Colin Brennan   Colin Brennan  [Colin Alexander Brennan]

Colin Alexander Brennan (born July 5, 2002)is a very young artist and is Autistic, (high functioning) He was singing before he could talk. His parents have VHS movies of him singing full songs by the Care Bears when he was only 4 years old! He was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario Canada. His current favorite artists are Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Hedley, Kesha, Sarah Mclachlan, Nikki Yanofsky, Pink, and K'naan. Colin had to have extensive speech therapy to talk in full sentences, but NEVER had to have any therapy to sing! He just cannot help himself. Whenever he hears a song, he has to sing it loud! His autism gives him some special abilities. He can listen to a song that he likes a lot and memorize all the words in a very short time. He can remember the song months later like he just heard it yesterday. His Autism also gives him perfect pitch on so many songs that have high pitch notes. He has been singing "professionally" only for a few months now and he is really enjoying it, especially when he goes to the recording studio. He does have one original song which his father wrote for him for an America's Got Talent video contest, but there is no actual music to it yet, (working on that). He was one of the top ten finalists in the Nationwide Teletoon Network television Karaoke contest. While he did not win that contest because he did not get enough mouse clicks from the public, he did win in raw talent. The Contest Director was cheering him to win! Currently, Colin is singing in the prestigious Oakville Children's Choir. Colin was asked by the owner/DJ of an internet radio station in Arkansas USA, (KXBG with over 35,000 listeners) to send him a CD of his songs after hearing him on You-Tube and Facebook. During the first week that Colin's songs were being played Monday through Friday at 3:58 p.m., he charted on their Top 40 chart with him reaching #15 for his Baby song and #17 for his I Believe song. Two weeks later, his One Time song charted at number 24! Given that Colin just turned 8 years old during that time and he didn't have any formal vocal training, the sky is the limit! Colin has recorded 10 cover songs at River 16 Studio's in Oakville. They are:
I got a Feeling (Originally by The Black Eyed Peas)
Party in the USA (Originally by Miley Cyrus)
Eenie Meenie (Originally by Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston)
Baby (Originally by Justin Bieber)
One Time (Originally by Justin Bieber)
I believe (Originally by Nikki Yanofsky)
One Voice (Originally by Billy Gilman)
My Time on Earth (Originally by Billy Gilman)
Where is Love (From the 1968 Movie, Oliver Twist)
F***king Perfect (Without the swear word, originally by Pink)
He has one original song called..."I'm Awake Now" His parents have been saving up their money to try to get some music to go along with it

Colin's parents have tried to raise him as "normal" as possible. Colin has been so humble and very professional during all that has been happening to him in the past few months with his singing. The owner of the River 16 Studio (Rob Lackie) was so impressed at how easy it was to work many long hours with Colin during his studio recording times. "He's no Diva" he said, and "believe me I've met my fair share of Diva's in this business!" All of this singing for other people started with Colin asking his father one night to audition for The Next Star singing competition on YTV Television Network. His father had no clue what he was talking about and after doing the research on the show and watching the TV commercials that got Colin "hooked" on wanting to compete he was happy to drive him to the audition hotel. He was nervous for Colin as there were 4000 other children who were auditioning. Colin was excited to go but had Zero nerves or butterflies in his belly. That was reserved for his father! He made it through two of three Tiers in that competition and it ended there. The staff was so impressed with him that they still remember him today! He was just 7 years old at that time. The same thing happened during the audition to be accepted into the Oakville Children's Choir. The music Director put him through many vocal tests, and his father was a nervous wreck for him. Colin did everything asked of him and sang his Christmas song like it was just another day at the office.

For the past year, Colin has made a few videos which have been posted on Youtube. He has a following of a few hundred people who eagerly look forward to the next video to be posted. Several people have commented that they love his singing so much, that they have downloaded it onto their iPods to listen to while they are exercising.

Colin and his Father just recently returned from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where Colin was invited and asked to sing the Canadian National Anthem in front of 200 people at the UBC Robson Square Theatre in the Downtown Vancouver core. The event was called the ANCA Naturally Autistic People Awards. After singing the Anthem for the audience, Colin also sang a duet with an international award winning Metis singer, Janet Panic. They both performed her "It will all work out" theme song together on stage at the end of the show. During the intermission and at the end of the event, audience members came up to Colin and his Father and said they had goosebumps and were on the verge of tears listening to Colin sing!
Recently at the newly founded radio station Xtrasound in Shirley Arkansas USA, Colin charted among the top 10 out of 40 for three of his cover songs. He came in 3rd, 4th and 8th out of 40! He was with so many other talented artists it was amazing that he was voted into their league at such a young age.

Check out Colin at the ANCA Awards. On www.youtube.com. Search for "2010 International Naturally Autistic® People Awards Event slide show".
Check out Colin's first music video. Go to www.youtube.com and search for "Colin sings Baby. (Cover)"
Check out Colin's second music video. Go to www.youtube.com and search for Colins Christmas song 2010 mp4
Check out Colin's third music video. Go to www.youtube,com and search for Colin Sings I Gotta Feeling (Cover)
Also check out all of Colin's you-tube video's at his Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/gurdy44
You can also join Colin's Facebook fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colin-Brennan-Music/159123847466775

Colin has just recently become a vocal student with an amazing vocal coach. His name is Gregory Cross at the Cross Vocal Academy. He is helping him to discover many new methods to sing and new genres of music. Mr. Cross appeared as M. Firmin in the award winning Toronto production of Phantom of the Opera and on London's West End in Miss Saigon. He has 35 years + as a professional vocalist.

Colin recently competed again in The Next Star Vocal competition this year held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Downtown Toronto. As he did last year he made it through two of three very tough rounds when thousands of other young singers didn't even make it through the very first round. The 5 Producers/Judges told Colin when he sang "Baby" for them that he was better than Justin Beiber. He also sang "One Voice" for them full out. They also told him that he sang up their strict standards and that he was very cute and they loved his outfit. When Colin told them he was Autistic, they said that was amazing! We still do not understand why they will not let him through to the final round, we guess because of his younger age, as we have noticed that the singers that do make it through all three rounds are in their pre-teen age group.

Just recently, the Founder and one Leader singer to the well known group/band The Cucumbers, Mr. Jon Fried from New Jersey USA put together music on his guitar along with some additions to the Lyrics of Colin's first original song, "I'm Awake Now". He did all this for free! He uploaded an unlisted you-tube video of the song for Colin to see and hear to learn the song. We thank Jon and his wife, Deena, for all their extremely generous time and efforts to make Colin's first original song a reality!

As of 2012 he continues to shine and work on music. Check out his new and recent videos via YouTube. We all are looking forward in seeing Colin shine on in years to come.



  5 Juli   Daniel Mansfield  [Daniel Mansfield]
Daniel is 12 and is head chorister at St Mary West Derby in Liverpool. Daniel has sung at the RCSM festival in 2006 when it came to West Derby, St Mary's also celebrated it's 150th anniversary.
Aswell as singing Daniel is learning to play the piano and wants to play the organ.

His voice has now broken and is singing tenor at st.mary's, west derby.

He also sings tenor in the st. Margarets Church of England high school choir. He is very much active in the music department, he is a regular soloist on the piano in the annual "Music for a summer evening" concert.

  6 Juli Glenn Scarpelli   Glenn Scarpelli
Glenn Scarpelli was born in Staten Island, New York. At the age of 8, he made his debut, appearing in the Broadway play "Golda" with Anne Bancroft. He made a number of screen and stage appearances, but is best known for his 1981-1983 role of Alex Handris on the long-running television sitcom "One Day at a Time".

Glenn went to NYU film school to learn the operations of film making. He then went on to become president of GKS Entertainment, an LA based digital mastering and editing facility. Clients included MCA, Dreamworks and RCA. He is now CEO of the Sedona NOW Network.

  6 Juli   Baptiste  [Baptiste Charden]


  6 Juli  MXam   MXam
MXam is a singer-songwriter, and performer who has sparked the scene. He has performed at many shows, took classes, and has done many music covers via YouTube. He also plays guitar and is learning to play piano. We hope to see more from him in years to come. Today he continues to inspires us with videos on YouTube.

  6 Juli   Cheah Jayson
Jayson Cheah Lec Han's love for singing was detected at the tender age of 4 when he started to move away from nursery rhymes in pursuit of teen age and adult pop songs. The 8-year-old's vocal ability has improved by leaps and bounds after joining the Kuala Lumpur Children's Choir (KLCC) under the tutelage of Ms Susanna Saw. In 2008, Jayson was selected to perform with the KLCC during the American Boys Choir tour of Malaysia and the Lords Of the Ring Symphony in conjunction with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from singing, Jayson also plays the piano and Chinese gourd flute (hulusi).

  7 Juli Ike Hawkersmith   Ike Hawkersmith
Ike Hawkersmith has appeared in numerous principal roles on stage including Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kurt von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Young Tommy in The Who's Tommy. He has performed in several productions with the Nashville Ballet including Fritz in the Nutcracker. He sang in the children's chorus in Carmen with the Nashville Opera, and sang the role of Amahl in the Nashville Symphony/Nashville Opera production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. He has been a principal in eight student films with Watkins College of Art and Design and is actively pursuing a career in musical theatre and film.

  7 Juli Die Wiener Sängerknaben   Die Wiener Sängerknaben  [Vienna Boys' Choir]
In 1498, more than half a millennium ago, Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians from Innsbruck to Vienna. He gave specific instructions that there were to be six boys among his musicians. For want of a foundation charter, historians have settled on 1498 as the official foundation date of the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle and - in consequence - the Vienna Boys' Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the court, at mass, at private concerts and functions and on state occasions.

Musicians like Heinrich Isaac, Paul Hofhaimer, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Joseph Fux, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Caldara, Antonio Salieri and Anton Bruckner worked with the choir. Composers Jacobus Gallus, Franz Schubert, and conductors Hans Richter, Felix Mottl and Clemens Krauss were themselves choristers. Brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn were members of the choir of St. Stephen's Cathedral, and sang frequently with the imperial boys' choir.

Today there are around 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the Wiener Sängerknaben maintain the tradition of the imperial musicians: as Hofmusikkapelle they provide the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna's Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.

  7 Juli Marcus Dornik   Marcus Dornik
Marcus is a member of the St Thomas Choir Leipzig (Thomanerchor). He was a protagonist of a TV-series about the Thomanerchor by the childrens TV Channel KIKA in 2004.

  7 Juli Markos Simopoulos   Markos Simopoulos
Markos Simopoulos (age 11) sings with the Schola Cantorum and Pueri Cantores under the direction of Roger Petrich at St. Thomas More in Chapel Hill, NC (www.st-sthomasmore.org), where he is also cantor-in-training. He has sung acapella solo at the commencement ceremony of Woods Charter High School in Chapel Hill.

Markos is a treble soloist with the North Carolina Boys Choir (www.ncboyschoir.org) under direction of William Graham. He has sung in numerous concerts throughout North Carolina and in Duke University Chapel. In June they toured Scotland and England where the choir performed in St. Giles Cathedral - Edinburgh, Durham Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral, and Southwark Cathedral - London. They also participated in the Shrewsbury music festival. In August Markos participated in a Gregorian mass in the beautiful St. Lambertus Basilica in Hengelo, Holland where he sang Cesar Franck's Panis Angelicus, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu and the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria solos.

  7 Juli  Pasadena Boys Choir   Pasadena Boys Choir
Originally founded in 1925 by Dr. John Henry Lyons as an adjunct of the Pasadena school system, The Pasadena Boys Choir was once considered the oldest civic boy choir in the United States. In 1971, the Choir was reorganized by its Director, John Barron, as a private, non-profit educational institution. From then on the choir was comprised of boys between the ages of 8 and 13 from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds attending public, private and parochial schools throughout the greater San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. In its span since 1971, over 2,000 boys have benefited from membership in the Choir.

The choir performed its final concert Sunday, June 9, 2013 at St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in San Marino.

  7 Juli Billy Neely   Billy Neely  [W.L. Corkill-Callin]
Billy Neely was born in Belfast in 1935. After taking singing lessons with Miss Nan Shaw, who discovered his fine treble voice, he became a member of the choir of St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast in 1946. Two years later when Billy was 13, he became one of the Cathedral choir's leading soloists and around this time also became a pupil of the renowned vocal trainer Arthur Martin. With his help, and that of Havelock Nelson (1917-1996) of the BBC, he was commissioned in 1948 to take part in Children's Hour broadcasts in the Northern Ireland Home Service, the first of more than twenty broadcasts on the BBC.

In March 1949, Billy took first place at the Blackpool Festival, and in May he won the boys' solo class at Glasgow. In second place came Master Robert Waddell, a member of the Kirkintilloch Junior Choir.

Billy was sponsored by the great Northern Ireland tenor James Johnston (1903-1991) who, in 1950, took him all over the Province and to London fulfilling singing engagements. Johnston was contracted to HMV and arranged test recordings for Billy at Abbey Road Studios.

His story is told in more detail in Stephen Beet's book "The Better Land" (2005) and in the notes accompanying the CD issues listed below.

Discographic sources include:
F. Andrews & E. Bayly: "A Numerical Listing of the HMV 'B' Series of 78 rpm Records." (2000)

Billy passed away on the morning of 13 April 2012. His funeral was on Thursday, 19 April 2012.

  8 Juli   Juan Cisneros & Reggito Zargoza Odyssey & Pong  [Reggito Zaragoza Cisneros]
Odyssey & Pong are the hip-hop group.

  8 Juli Jaden Smith   Jaden Smith
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American child actor, rapper, songwriter, dancer, and the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He is the elder brother of singer Willow Smith. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness, and he has also starred in the remakes of The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Karate Kid. He also also recently starred in the film Never Say Never with Justin Bieber and recorded the song of the same title: "Never Say Never"

  8 Juli Les Petits Chanteurs de Touraine   Les Petits Chanteurs de Touraine
Founded in 1954 by Bernard Tartu, this choir is composed of 40 boys from 7 to 22 and is based in Tours (Touraine, Loire Valley, France). They have traveled all over the world, to countries which include Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, Germany, Austria, the Slovak Republic, Norway, Israel, USA, Canada, Burkina Faso, Benin and all the regions in France.

Les Petits Chanteurs de Touraine can sing for special events (weddings, masses, ...) or for concerts during their tours. Generally, during tours, they are welcomed in by families for a dinner and for a night. After the dinner, they sing a concert with religious and folk songs.

  8 Juli Gianni Cardinale   Gianni Cardinale  [Gianni Nicholas Cardinale]


  9 Juli  Jacob Burdock   Jacob Burdock
Jacob Burdock is a talented young guitarist from Detroit. At the early age of 4 he showed an interest in many kinds of music and recieved his first guitar at age 6. His amazing talent and ability to focus lead him to begin guitar lessons two years earlier than most kids his age. During the last four years Jacob has played before more than 100,000 people. In December 2003, he opened for the rock band Uncle Kracker with an audiance of over 9000. He is currently performing with his band "Simply Sick".

  9 Juli   Luigi  [Luigi Verderame]
In 1964, when Luigi was 14, he recorded the song "Une Maman" which became a huge hit in Belgium and the rest of Europe, as well as in Turkey and in the Middle East. Because his surname was considered long and hard to remember, he became famous as just Luigi.

Luigi Verderame, usually known just as Luigi, is a Belgian singer, popular internationally in the late 60s and early 70s. He sang mainly in French, but he also sang in Italian, Hebrew and English. His most well known hits are Une Maman (1964) and Pitie (1967). [edit] Childhood Luigi was born in July 9, 1950 in a small town near Liège, Belgium to parents that immigrated from Sicily. Luigi had three older brothers, and three sisters, and all of them were taught to enjoy singing and music. At the age of 8 Luigi learned to read sheet-music, and to play the clarinet and guitar. His three older brothers formed a band that played in cinemas, weddings and parties in their vicinity. In 1963, little Luigi (then only 13) joined his brothers' band as the lead singer to sing in a band competition. [edit] Fame In 1964, when Luigi was only 14, he recorded the song Une Maman (a mother, in French), which became a huge hit in Belgium and the rest of Europe, as well as in Turkey and in the Middle East. Because his surname was considered long and hard to remember, he became famous as just Luigi. In the following two years, Luigi released several other songs to the hit parades: Quand j'ai achete ma guitare (When I bought my guitar), L'automne (The automn), Apres tant d'annees (After many years), Main dans la main (Hand in hand), Suzy et Jo (Suzy and Jo), and Nadine. In 1966, he toured Turkey's major cities, with a big suceess. In 1967, he recorded his second huge hit, Pitie (Pity). By then a mega-star in several countries, he went on long performance tours in Romania, Lebanon, Syria, and, at December 1968, Israel. The 18 year old Luigi toured Israel with his three brothers, and received the treatment of a mega-star, performing in packed halls in front of ecstatic crowds, and fussed over by the media, which called him "the new teenage idol". He received such a warm welcome that he decided to return to Israel a few months later (after another tour of Lebanon and Syria). The publisher of his albums in Israel raised the idea that Luigi record Hebrew versions of his hit songs; Luigi, who did not know that language but had an extraordinary talent for languages, enthusiastically took up the offer, and in February 1969 he released an album with four of his biggest hits in Hebrew, and later recorded more of his hits in Hebrew. He continued to tour Europe, but returned to Israel often and started learning the Hebrew language. In December 1969, he topped the Israeli charts with an original hit in Hebrew, 12 שעות. In 1970, he also recorded English versions of a few popular Israeli songs.

Luigi sung "Une Maman" and made a disc in Turkish with Sezen Cumhur Önal's lyrics as "Güzel Annem" in 1964. This version made a big succes in Turkey.

  9 Juli Scott Grimes   Scott Grimes
Scott started singing at an early age, and as a child appeared on a Bob Hope TV special en March 1986 singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"... Il commence sa carrière de comédien à l'âge de 13 ans en jouant dans de nombreux téléfilms. En 1986, il tient l'un des rôles principaux de "Critter", qu'il reprend dans la suite en 1988... Par la suite, il se spécialise dans les rôles récurrents dans plusieurs séries télévisées : "La vie à cinq" (1994-2000)... et surtout UR (Urgences (2003-2009) où il interprête le docteur Archie Morris.

  9 Juli   Jan Patrick O'Farrell
Jan Patrick O'Farrell was a member of the Knabenchor Hannover in the years 1988-1989.


10 Juli   Sasha Kavalerov  [Саша]


11 Juli Mark Lester   Mark Lester
Mark Lester was born in Oxford, England in 1958. Mark attended stage school in London, England as a young child and made his film debut in Allez France (1964) at the age of six. He made countless TV appearances and became very well known in England. Worldwide fame developed as a result of his portrayal of a stuttering child in Our Mother's House (1967).

Producers of Oliver! (1968) auditioned 250 child actors for the title role and finally chose Mark Lester. Ironically, Mark Lester's singing voice in Oliver! (1968) was dubbed by Kathe Green, the daughter of the film's musical director, Johnny Green.

Many roles for TV, film and stage followed. His last major film was Crossed Swords (1977). He now lives with his wife and two children in Cheltenham, England.

11 Juli Julius Linnert   Julius Linnert
Julius Linnert is a member of Thomanerchor Leipzig. He was interviewed in the Japanese book, 'Boys Choir' but does not have any solo recordings. He sung one of the three boys in the Magic Flute at the Opera Leipzig in 2004. Julius can sing bass as well as countertenor. He is now a member of the Ensemble nobiles (an a-capella group of young men, who are related to the Thomanerchor).

11 Juli Austin Anderson   Austin Anderson
Twelve year old singing and dancing sensation from sunny Southern California, Austin Anderson has finished 5 demo songs and more are on the way.

He was chosen as Radio Disney's "Kid of the Month" (January, 2007) for donating his time and talent for charities.

In conjunction with Stormbreaker Music from England the track "Your Song" will be availble in local stores soon! All proceeds from the special CD will benefit the San Diego Rady Children's Hospital. Austin will be making appearances throughout San Diego to promote this special song for the kids who have to spend the holidays in the hospital.

11 Juli Filip Vučić   Filip Vučić  [Филип Вучић]
Filip is from Montenegro and represented that country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 at age 10. He sang the song "Ljubav pa fudbal" (First love, then football), placing 13th of 16.

11 Juli Mathias Monrad Møller   Mathias Monrad Møller
Mathias Monrad Møller was born in Odense (Denmark) in 1988. The son of a German Mum and a Danish Dad grow up in Schleswig-Holstein (North Germany) and got in contact with music early. He learned, how to play the piano and sung in several choirs. In 2002 he joined the Thomanerchor Leipzig. He sung several times as a Soloist (Boy Alto) and later was conducting the choir in services, motets and concerts. At the age of 14 he started composing music as well. He wrote pieces for orchestra, choir and ensembles as well as songs and organ pieces. Since April 2008 he is studiing Composing at the Conservatory Frankfurt a. Main.

12 Juli Dimitar Stojmenovski   Dimitar Stojmenovski
Dimitar was born in Negotino, Macedonia. He and his cousin Rosica Kulakova, were chosen to represent Macedonia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with their song 'Ding ding-dong'. Dimitar is an A-grade student at primary school 'Goce Delcev' in the 6th grade. He takes part in lots of school and sporting activities.

12 Juli Eoghan Quigg   Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg (born 12 July 1992) is an Irish pop singer and occasional actor from Dungiven in Northern Ireland, who finished third in the fifth series of the British television music talent contest The X Factor in 2008. As a result of his X Factor success, Quigg was due to be signed by Simon Cowell, X Factor creator/producer and owner and CEO of Syco Records, but was instead signed to RCA after Cowell pulled out.

Eoghan Quigg grew up in Dungiven, Northern Ireland. Singing along to Disney cartoons since the age of two, Quigg found his voice when he was in class and told to stand up and sing as a punishment. To the teacher's surprise he was good and she said to stay behind and go to the school choir, and from then on he sang lead roles in school musicals, such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


13 Juli Jack Soars   Jack Soars
Jack Soars lives in the village of Countesthorpe, near Leicester. He joined the choir at St. James the Greater, Leicester, progresing to head chorister in 2000 and remaining in that position until he left to attend Oundle School in Autumn of 2001 where he sings for the choir there.

During this period, Jack won many competitions and festivals around the East Midlands and was the East Midlands Chorister of the Year in 1999. He was twice a finalist in the BBC Chorister of the Year competition, in 1999 and 2001.

Jack is a keen clarinettist and as a couterpart to his choral music is now a keen jazz player. In what little spare time he has available, his hobbies inlclude fishing and computing. When on holiday he enjoys scuba diving.

I sent off a cheque to the address given. The current residents kindly returned my cheque with a note to say that Jack no longer lives there.

13 Juli  Alexis   Alexis  [Tomassian]
Gavroche, en alternance avec Ludwig Briand, dans la pièce musicale "Les Misérables". C'est un comédien de théâtre, notamment spécialisé dans le doublage d'adolescents ou d'enfants.

14 Juli  Tilmann S   Tilmann S
Tilmann S liked singing. With support of an older friend he produced a couple of CDs and videos.

Tilmann also sang in the Kehrwieder-Kinderchor.

14 Juli Alex Birnie   Alex Birnie
Alex Birnie began singing with the Calgary Boys Choir when he was six, and at the age of twelve, Alex went to live in Austria and sang in the Vienna Boys Choir, where some of the highlights included working with world class conductors such as Riccardo Muti, performing for the pope, as well as touring Europe, Australia and Japan. Since returning to Canada, Alex has been studying voice with Dawn Johnson. He has represented the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival at the provincial competition in Edmonton on numerous occasions, most recently being recommended this year in the 'musical theatre senior' category. Alex's interests include classical repertoire, jazz, popular music and musical theatre. He intends to pursue a degree in both vocal performance and business.

14 Juli  Oliver   Oliver  [Oliver Symons]
Oliver lives in Sint-Job-In-'t-Goor and represented Belgium on the JESC 2008 with his song "Shut up!".

In 2010 Oliver went on to study at the PXL Music School in Hasselt. He graduated with the band 'Warhola', which also won the young talent rock contest 'Humo's Rock Rally'. In 2012 Oliver became producer of his new band 'Bazart', in which he is singer, guitarist and keyboard player. In 2015 'Bazart' became an instant sensation with their singles 'Tunnels' and 'Goud'.

15 Juli Denis Wright   Denis Wright
Denis Wright, the inspiration for 'The Better Land', sadly died on Thursday 14th January 2010 aged eighty-three following a very short illness; he had been in hospital for only a few days. Shortly before he died Denis wrote a last contribution which will be published shortly in Stephen Beet's forthcoming book "A Voice for Boys - The key to the Better Land". In it he writes that he wishes his and the example of the other boy sopranos featured on The Better Land CD's will continue to inspire a new generation of boy singers.

15 Juli Chris Ibenhard   Chris Ibenhard  [Chris Dane]
Chris lives to perform – it is his greatest joy in life. He acts, sings (with a 4-octave range), dances, and plays piano and synthesizer. He has been in several television commercials and had provided voice-overs and vocals for several productions including "Step Into Liquid," "CSI Miami," "Daredevil," and "The Jungle Book 2."

While performing is his foremost passion, he also extends his creativity to composing music and he recently began teaching himself to play the guitar. He has a new CD out that includes several of his own original pieces. Chris also loves school, where he is an A student and is currently at work on building his school's new website.

16 Juli Leonardo Cardinale   Leonardo Cardinale  [Leonardo Dante Cardinale]


16 Juli Babi Minune   Babi Minune  [Luis David Dobre]
Music style: Manele

Babi Minune is a Romanian gypsy singer. In Rumania he is also known as ''tigan borat''. He sings progressive manele, a music style partly scathed for the use of racist terms in the lyrics.

17 Juli Pocholo Bismonte   Pocholo Bismonte
In 2007, Pocholo was a finalist on Pop Star Kids, a Philippine television singing talent show aimed to discover new juvenile singing sensations. He is now a member of the singing group Sugarpop.

17 Juli Johannes Pohl   Johannes Pohl
German boy soprano Johannes Pohl was born in Munich and was a member of the Tölzer Knabenchor from 1989 to 1995. He was cast in the role of second boy in Mozart's Die Zauberföte, performed at Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Riccardo Muti (December 1995).
-- Source: Manfred Kleiner (Bach-Cantatas.com)

17 Juli Thomas Cockett   Thomas Cockett
Tom was Head Chorister at the Cathedral of St. Paul's, London, during the 1998-99 academic year. He also sang with the Boys Air Choir.

Tom has gone on to become a tenor and is currently at Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London as a tenor choral scholar

Tom is also a member of an exciting young octet called voces8, (go to http://www.voces8.com) in which he sings with 3 ex-westminster abbey choristers. In the summer of 2006 Tom started as a regular tenor at St Peter's, Eaton Square.

Tom war HauptChorister an der Kathedrale Str. Pauls, London, während des 1998/99 akademischen Jahres. Er sang auch mit dem Jungenluftchor.

18 Juli Rosario Live   Rosario Live  [Rosaria Doria]


18 Juli Steven Geraghty   Steven Geraghty
Steven Geraghty has been singing with the St. Philip's Boys' Choir for over ten years. Treading carefully in the footsteps of his older brother Daren, Steven joined the choir at only 7 years old, being the youngest Angel Voice at that time. Steven's astounding vocal ability was discovered from the very beginning - to this day he has been the youngest chorister to have appeared on television as part of the choir and also the youngest, at 9, to record a solo for a commercially available album. His early Angel Voices/Libera recordings include the CD Angel Voices 2 from 1996 but his first solos can be heard on the festive CD Angel Voices 3 (1997) and Libera (1999).

As a youngster Steven was a celebrated high-note soloist, with top C's and beyond never being a problem. Because of his gift with the upper registers, Steven was chosen to record his voice for the current signature tune of Songs of Praise. As often is the case for Libera high-note soloists, Steven's position extended and he soon became, joined later by Ben Crawley, Libera's principle soloist. Steven filmed a large collection of songs for television programmes such as Songs of Praise, but his talents as a soloist could not be better observed than on the 2001 CD Luminosa. "Vespera", Luminosa's opening track, is undoubtedly one of Steven's greatest achievements and was the first of Libera's videos to be broadcast on Classic FM TV. His capability is exemplified in his pyrotechnic rendition of Caccini's "Ave Maria", which includes some of his own improvised variations on the original melody. Steven enjoyed being the sidekick of Aled Jones by featuring as vocal support in two songs from Aled's 2002/03 albums.

Steven is a talented aspiring composer and, fired with enthusiasm from recording sessions a few years ago with film writer Hans Zimmer, is hoping to compose movie soundtracks. Steven is also an accomplished clarinettist and displayed his talents for the instrument on Libera's CD Free, on which he also sang as a choir member – some tracks as a treble and some after voice change. Steven is currently a role model in Libera as an older and experienced member helping the younger boys. This was clearly visible on their recent Asia Tour where Steven was a singer, musician, technical assistant for the concerts and chaperone.

18 Juli Nick Sterling   Nick Sterling
14 year old Nick Sterling is a musician and song writer from Mesa, Arizona. He began playing guitar at age 7 and it was immediately evident that he had a natural musical talent. After starting guitar lessons he landed an on going gig with a local band called Attitude Cat. At age 10, Nick wrote and recorded his first CD, "Ten". Soon after that, he formed his own group, "The Nick Sterling Band" and has done over 300 shows at local clubs and on the road. He has also opened for many national acts as well. Nick has currently finished his second CD, "Life Goes On" that is set to be released summer, 2005.

18 Juli   Jason Weaver  [J-Weav]
Jason Maurice Weaver was born on July 18, 1979, in Chicago. His mother, Kitty Haywood, was a studio singer who encouraged and helped promote the development of Jason's singing and acting abilities.

Jason's first big break in the entertainment business was when he got an opportunity to appear in a Coca-Cola commercial, singing and acting. His talent and energy propelled him into many other roles. Weaver got his break in acting as a boy named Ernie in the movie, "The Kid Who Loved Christmas". By the age of 12, Jason had appeared in two other projects: "The Long Walk Home", a film by Whoopi Goldberg and "Brewster's Place", a television series produced by Oprah Winfrey. He got the opportunity of a life time in 1992 with a chance to star in "The Jacksons: An American Dream" portraying the young Michael Jackson. Jason's outstanding performance won him a Young Artist Award.

The exposure from "The Jacksons" also landed Jason more major roles. He was the singing voice of Young Simba in the Disney movie "The Lion King" which earned him another Young Artist Award. Jason then went on to play Jerome Terrell in the short lived TV series "Thea", and later a starring role in an ABC movie of the week, "Summertime Switch" in which he played two completely different characters who are identical strangers and, needless to say, they switch places for the summer. In 1995, Jason's first album "Love Ambition" was released on Motown Records.

18 Juli Liam Green   Liam Green  [Liam John Green]
A truly gifted singer. As this is a new entry I will update shortly with video information.

Jazz, tap, acrobatics - 10 years Ballet - 4 years Voice - 5 years - classical, musical theatre and contemorary training Piano - 7 years

Awards

Catholic Performing Arts Festival 2007 Primary School Vocal Shield winner Showcase National Dance Chamipionship 2008 Elite title winner Fremante Eisteddfod 2008 First Place, U/13 Modern and Sacred Vocal Solo sections ADS State Dance Championship 2008 Championship finalist - 5th place AMEB Grade 3 Singing Syllabus - Oct 2008 A+ (100%) CSTD Theatrical Prep 1 and Intermediate Gold Star Honours Plus (95%+)

Theatre

Candyman Cabarat Show Childrens Chorus Regal Theater Nov 2008 Oliver - Role of Oliver Director: John Milson Regal Theatre Oct 2007 Turn of Screw - Role of Miles WA Opera Company Government Ballroom Nov 2007 Magic Flute - Knabe One WA Opera Company His Majestys Theatre Apr 2008 Chichester Psalm - Boy Treble Solo WA Symphony Orchastra Concert Hall Apr 2008 Midsummer Nights Dream WA Ballet His Majestys Theatre May 2006

TV

Telethon 2008 German Opera solo Commercials Office of Road Safety 1005 Dir: Dave Woods

19 Juli   Stefan Zwanzger
Stefan was a soloist with Tolzer Knabenchor.

19 Juli   Dick Mol
Dick sang with Jongenskoor Dalfsen.

20 Juli Master John Brookman   Master John Brookman
John Norton Brookman was a member of the choir of St Margaret's, Westminster 1928-35, becoming Head Boy. He died in December 2003.

21 Juli Rufus Wainwright   Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright ist ein kanadisch-US-amerikanischer Singer-Songwriter. Für sein Lied I'm a-runnin', das in dem Film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller verwendet wurde, gewann er 1989 den Genie Award für den besten Originalsong; 1990 wurde er für den Juno Award als vielversprechendster männlicher Vokalist nominiert.

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. His song "I'm a-Runnin'", which he performed in the film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller at the age of 14, earned him a nomination for a 1989 Genie Award for Best Original Song. He was nominated for a 1990 Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year.

21 Juli Dalton Cyr   Dalton Cyr

Dalton Cyr is 11 years old and has been performing musically since he was nine.

Performing 50 shows last year, many of which were 45-60 minute shows, Dalton has entertained audiences at venues such as the Ritz Theatre, the Prime Osborne Convention Center, Clay County Fair, the Jacksonville Landing, Lagniappe at the Adele Grage Theater, Jacksonville's World of Nations festival, and is a regular performer at the Riverside Arts Market, Atlantic Beach's Acoustic Night series and Songwriters' Night concerts. Dalton also appears on regular rotation on Internet radio.

Through performances at multiple fundraising events each year, he helps support and raise money for Wolfson Children's Hospital and the Beaches Fine Arts Series.

An accomplished guitarist, Dalton also plays the ukulele, is learning to play the keyboard by ear, and is beginning on drums.



21 Juli   François Guétary
François chante avec son papa (Georges Guétary) et sa soeur, Hélène, en 1964.

21 Juli Jack Reddick   Jack Reddick
Jack Reddick is a boy treble soloist, chorister and instrumentalist based in Wallington, Surrey, England. His singing career began at the age of 9 in a school production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where he appeared as Joseph. He was then invited to join St. Mary's Boys' Choir, Beddington, where he still sings today. The choir has sung at both Ely and St. Pauls Cathedrals, and on concert tours in Germany. Jack has recently recorded his debut album - Music From the Heart. The album includes classical and traditional folk solo vocals, together with solo flute, piccolo and recorder pieces. Piano and harpsicord accompaniment is by Andrew Wilson, who is also Jack's singing coach. The album was recorded live at the Royal College of Music Recording Studios, London. During the summer of 2010, Jack sung recitals at the Old Charterhouse School, London, at church concerts in Worthing, Sussex, and Godalming in Surrey. He has just completed 2 tours of Bavaria, Germany, performing further recitals from the album and other material. A live recording of the tour is planned for release later in the year. Jack is now a pupil at Whitgift School, Surrey, having won a music scholarship earlier in the year.

21 Juli Daniel Brunet   Daniel Brunet
Born in Québec City in 1952.

21 Juli Philip Socher   Philip Socher
Philip Socher was one of the six protagonists of the tv-documentation "Engel, Bengel und Musik" about the "Dresdner Kreuzchor" in 2006/2007. At this time he was the best Boy Soprano of the choir until his voice changed in spring 2007. He was also performing solistic several times in "Elias" by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy and as one of the three boys in the "The Magic Flute" by Mozart at the "Komische Oper Berlin". He later became a tenor and is now singing bass. Philip is also playing piano and organ.

22 Juli Los Seises de Toledo   Los Seises de Toledo
Escolania de la Catedral Primada de España. Según consta en los Archivos de la Catedral Primada , la existencia de estos niños se remonta al siglo XII. Aunque hay incluso datos que se remontan a la época visigoda (siglos VII-VIII). Actualmente estudian en el Colegio "Ntra. Sra. de los Infantes". El fin Fundacional del Colegio "Nuestra Senora de los Infantes", creado en 1552 por el Cardenal Silíceo, es el de contribuir con acólitos y escolanos a la dignidad del culto y a la mayor solemnidad de las ceremonias litúrgicas de la Santa Iglesia Catedral Primada de Toledo"

Los niños de coro o "cantorcicos" vivían en la misma Catedral, en sus dependencias, bajo la dirección de un sacerdote de la misma Catedral que se encargaba de su enseñanza tanto cultural como litúrgica. De aquí nacieron las famosas escuelas catedralicias, que después dieron lugar a los Colegios y Universidades.

En el curso 2003-04 han tenido un total de 88 actuaciones. En sus actuaciones cabe destacar la del II Congreso Provincial de Villancicos y la intervención junto al Coro del Estado y Catedral de Berlín el 19 de Mayo de 1999. Recientemente han intervenido en la Misa del Peregrino en la Catedral de Santiago de Compostela y en el Seminario de Astorga (León), Intervención en el XVI Congreso Internacional de Música Clásica en Albal (Valencia), Intercambio con la Escolanía Vermells de la Seu de Palma...

Asimismo han actuado fuera del ámbito de la Catedral y del Colegio, como por ejemplo en Sisante (Cuenca), León, Candeleda (Ávila), Burguillos, Congreso Provincial de Villancicos, Santa Cruz del Retamar, Actos conmemorativos del 1er Centenario de la Adoración Nocturna, Conciertos en la Caja Castilla-La Mancha, Caja Rural, etc.

En noviembre de 2004 estuvieron en el Encuentro de Pueri Cantores, celebrado en León, junto con las Escolanías de León y Burgos. En el 2005 intervinieron en el Encuentro Nacional de Pueri Cantores Celebrado en Burgos y en Diciembre de 2005 intervinieron en el XXXIII Congreso Internacional de Pueri Cantores celebrado en Roma.

23 Juli  Imanol   Imanol  [Imanol Landeta]
Son of actor Manuel Landeta, Imanol is a Mexican singer and actor. His acting career started with the film Última llamada in 1996, and he has appeared several other films and television series since.

His first solo album was released the following year in 1997. Imanol sings a range a diverse songs which would stand up to anything from Europe or America, from ballads to drum-beating dance. It's a high quality production with lush instrumentation, but it strictly acts as support for his strong and emotional voice.

23 Juli  Roc Royal   Roc Royal


23 Juli Matthew Collins   Matthew Collins
Matthew started his musical career under Charles Cole at the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington, West London. During this time he was taught by Anita Morrison and Paul Gillham. He has sung with the Royal Opera at the Royal Opera House in the Nutcracker, Turandot, 1984 and Owen Wingrave. He has also sung with the London Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop.

Later in his career, Matthew began training with Nicholas Warden and has sang numerous oratorio including, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Walton's Belshazzer's Feast, Bach's St John Passion, Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Duruflé's Requiem and many other smaller and some larger sacred works.

Whilst Matthew is still at school, he has recently passed ABRSM Grade 8 Voice with merit and is currently working towards DipABRSM in Voice. He plans to undertake undergraduate study in Music and following on from that, a postgraduate programme of study in opera.

23 Juli Vojtěch Dyk   Vojtěch Dyk
Vojtěch Dyk was born 1985 and joined Pueri Gaudentes in 1992. He has often been called upon to sing solo parts with the choir and appeared as the boy soprano soloist in Bernstein's Mass in 1997.

26 Juli Carson Lueders   Carson Lueders
Carson Lueders may be only 10 years old and a young singer/songwriter/guitarist in pop, country, rock & Christian music, but he has been VERY busy between the time he started playing guitar about 5 years ago and now. He has appeared and performed live on several DJ radio shows, participated in Spokane's Got Talent and numerous other stage appearances including at a Kelly Hughes Band concert. His cover of 'IYiYiYi' captured the attention of the song's originator Cody Simpson and his cover of 'I Want Candy' is natural as a song can be for him to sing and play guitar for. Thats quite a list of accomplishments for a boy who is also a competitive motocross racer! Carson has the determination and drive to do great things in the music business and there is no doubt you are going to be hearing a LOT about him in the years to come.

27 Juli Daniel Krähmer   Daniel Krähmer
He's a soloist at Tölzer Knabenchor.
Daniel is a sopran with a strong and wonderful voice.

28 Juli   Manuel
Manuel is an "Original Munich Child", born July 28 1984. Both parents are musicians, so Manuel came in contact with music of all kind very early in his life. At the age of four he started learning cello, two years later followed by piano, but his greatest passion of all time is singing. Manuel is in the 3rd school class right now (1994) and he is singing in the school choir. In his free time he is playing tennis and enjoys swimming. He loves painting, reading and is going to the cinema very often. Manuel was spotted by accident - he often was in the the studio with his parents before - when there was looked for a young singer for the song "Kleiner Engel - was nun?". The sample recording showed that Manuel was the right one singing the song! (Thanks to Alius for this translation from German)

28 Juli Pascal Kravetz   Pascal Kravetz


29 Juli Allan Clelland-Goddard   Allan Clelland-Goddard
Allan was born in England, UK on 29th July 1997. He has lived in Trinidad & Tobago since he was 3 months old.

Allan has always enjoyed music and has been singing from a very young age. At six years old, he entered and won a calypso singing contest in his school and 2 years later at eight years old, he won a national junior calypso competition singing a calypso written by his mother entitled 'The World We Live In' the following year he regained the title of Junior Calypso Monarch with another of his mother's composition called 'Street Children' which highlighted the problems faced by homeless children all over the world.

Allan has performed in three musicals at one of Trinidad's premier theatres, 'Queen's Hall'; First , in 2007 he assumed the role of 'Oliver' in the musical 'Oliver!', then in 2008 he took the part of 'Kurt' in 'The Sound of Music' and most recently, he played 'Chip' in 'Beauty and the Beast'.

As well as singing and acting, Allan enjoys playing the piano, tenor steelpan, drums and football (soccer).

Allan dreams that one day he will be well known internationally as a singer and actor.

29 Juli Rodney Allen Rippy   Rodney Allen Rippy
Rodney was the kid in the Jack In The Box commercials of the early 1970s. He became a pop cultural phenomenon, singing the national anthem before football games and even recording an album, despite the fact that he is constantly off-key.

29 Juli Peter Schreier   Peter Schreier
Peter Schreier was born on 29. July 1935 in Meissen (Saxony). He spent his first years in the small village of Gauernitz, where his father was a teacher and cantor/organist. In June 1945, almost ten years old and just a few month after the destruction of Dresden, he entered the temporary accommodation of the boarding school of the Kreuzchor (Cross Choir), the famous boys choir in Dresden. The choir had just been re-established. The young Peter and the few other choir members and teachers lived in a cellar in the outskirts of Dresden.

The conductor of the Kreuzchor, Rudolf Mauersberger, soon recognized Peter Schreier's great talent. He let him sing a lot of solo alto parts and made also compositions that perfectly fitted Peter's boy voice. Luckily there exist some solo recordings of Peter Schreier from that period.

He was 16 years old when his voice broke. Soon he became a tenor, as he had passionately wished because of the evangelist parts of J.S. Bach's music. After he had decided to become a singer he took lessons, as first privately, then later on at the Dresden Conservatory. Because he had enough spare time, he studied choral and orchestral conducting too.

Peter Schreier made his professional debut in August 1959, playing the role of first prisoner in Fidelio by Beethoven. In the years that followed he was succesful as Belmonte in 'Die Entführung aus dem Serail ' and somewhat later as Tamino in 'Die Zauberflöte', both Mozart opera's. From 1963 he had a contract with the East-Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Since 1966 he was a annual guest of the Vienna State opera. That same year he made his debut in Bayreuth as the young seaman in Tristan and Isolde with Karl Böhm as conductor.

For 25 years, from 1967 onwords, he took part in the program of the annual Salzburger Festspiele. He didn't just sing Mozart roles. He was an excellent Loge in Das Rheingold by Wagner. It was important to him to sing the title role of Palestrina, the opera of H. Pfitzner, not only in Münich but in East-Berlin too, which was a controversial issue that time in the German Democratic Republic.

In June 2000 Peter Schreier left the opera stage: he sang for the last time prince Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, arguing that he could no longer act as if the was still a young prince.

30 Juli   Hubert Langley
Hubert Francis Grace Langley was a schoolboy of 14 at Eton College when he made his only published recording. Born in Chelsea, he was the son of Sir Walter Langley, a senior civil servant at the Foreign Office in London. After leaving Eton in 1913, Hubert became an actor and singer, specialising in the works of Handel and Thomas Arne. He edited some arias and songs and in 1938 wrote a short study of the latter composer. He died in London on 24 April 1968.

In October 1908, a month after entering Eton, Langley won the College prize for the best treble solo when he sang the piece he later recorded. Over the next two years he often sang in Chapel and at school concerts, where the flexibilty and purity of his voice were much praised in "The Eton College Chronicle".

When Langley's record appeared "The Sound Wave and Talking Machine Record" described it as "a record distinctly novel as also it is conspicuously meritorious" and "Music" magazine admired its "finished accomplishment".

A couple of test pressings of unpublished recordings have been preserved by Langley's family.
BJP

30 Juli Inigo Byrne   Inigo Byrne  [Dominic Byrne]
Inigo was born in Chester and lives with his parents, brothers and sister (and 3 dogs!) in a small village in Cheshire. He is a pupil at a local school, who's staff are very supportive of his singing career. Inigo was discovered by prestigious vocal coach Annette Battam at the age of 9 - she has been his guide and teacher ever since. He was a Chorister at Chester Cathedral until the demands of his solo career made it necessary for him to step down.

At 11 Inigo gained a scholarship to Chester's Abbey Gate College and the following year recorded a CD of four songs accompanied by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. His voice has been likened to that of Jose Carreras at a similar age. He made an appearance on Granada's 'Afternoon Show', sang live at the Grand Prix Ball, the Dolce Vita Ball, and Royal Albert Hall. He has shared a stage with Beyonce Knowles & Dionne Warwick and has most recently performed on BBC1's Strictly Come dancing impressing fellow singer Aled Jones and veteran entertainer Bruce Forsyth.

30 Juli  Razz   Razz  [Rasmus Ott]
Rasmus Ott won the 2002 MGP Nordic (Melodi Grand Prix Junior, Scandinavian version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest) with his song "Kickflipper".

31 Juli  Canelita   Canelita  [Jonatan Vera]


31 Juli Julian Abelskamp   Julian Abelskamp
Soloist with the Pacific Boychoir Academy.

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