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Cathedral of All Saints to present 'Vin de Choir: A Night of Song and Wine'

The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys is made up of boys ages 7 to 14 singing soprano alongside professionals. The traditional group will be singing at a special fundraiser, Vin De Choir: A Night of Wine and Song, on Friday, April 19.

The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys is made up of boys ages 7 to 14 singing soprano alongside professionals. The traditional group will be singing at a special fundraiser, Vin De Choir: A Night of Wine and Song, on Friday, April 19.

— Bynum said some of the boys will continue to sing the lower parts in the choir, but that is not the expectation.

As for Chung, his father said he doesn’t know yet if his future will involve music, but for now he knows his son is having a remarkable time.

“He was basically a kid who sang in the shower, now he’s a kid whose voice is an instrument,” he said.

On Friday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., The Friends of the Choir, a group put together to help with financial assistance for the choir, will hold a wine tasting event at the The Cathedral of All Saints, at 62 South Swan St. in Albany. The event, Vin De Choir: A Night of Wine and Song, will feature music by The Boys of the Cathedral Choir.

“The boys will be singing things that we don’t necessarily sing in church – I think we are doing ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ and ‘What a Wonderful World,’” Bynum said.

Kinderhook Wine and Spirits will provide a range of wines for tasting.

“The cathedral is an interesting place to host something like this because it doesn’t have pews. All the chairs can be moved out. All of a sudden you find yourself in this enormous space with one of the highest ceilings in the Capital District – it’s a beautiful environment,” Bynum said.

Tickets to the wine tasting event are $40 and can be purchased at vindechoir.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.

The Choir of Men and Boys sings most Sundays at 10 a.m. at The Cathedral of All Saints. One Sunday a month at 3 p.m., the church holds an Evensong service where the service is sung from beginning to end by the choir. For more information, visit www.thecathedralofallsaints.org

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