About Us

Artistic Director

Anthony Trecek-King
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Executive Director

David C. Howse
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  • Tim Ferguson
    President
    Next Street Financial, LLC
  • Hubie Jones
    Founder
    Boston Children's Chorus
  • Bob Siefert
    Treasurer
    Modera Wealth Management
  • Sarah Rothermel
    Clerk
    WilmerHale, LLP
  • Pamela Adams
    Community Volunteer
  • Krystal P. Banfield, Ed.D
    Berklee College of Music
  • Taylor Bodman
    Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Susan Conkling
    Boston University
  • Patricia Forbes
    Consultant
  • Jean Kanarian
    SMR, Partner
  • Kevin P. Martin
    KPM & Associates, P.C.
  • Charlayne Murrell-Smith
    Boston Children’s Museum
  • Myran Parker-Brass
    Boston Public Schools
  • Adam Clayton Powell, IV
    Infinium
  • Marjorie Ringrose
    Social Venture Partners
  • Joel Sherman
    McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
  • Jon Solins
    Broadcaster/Consultant
  • Wendell Taylor
    WilmerHale
  • Philip A. Weitzel
    Ercolini & Company LLP
  • Tony Woodcock
    New England Conservatory

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Mission Statement

The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city's diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experience (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony.


History

The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who for almost five decades has labored to address the social problems facing Boston's underserved children and communities. In 2001, Mr. Jones experienced a breathtaking performance by the nationally renowned Chicago Children's Choir, and returned to Boston determined to replicate this innovative program, as there were no organizations in Boston that effectively combined a mission for artistic excellence with an agenda for social change. He gathered the support of civic leaders and, after a year of planning and pilot projects, the Boston Children's Chorus was launched in October of 2003.

Since the BCC's inception, our programs have grown rapidly. Twenty children were accepted into an initial pilot program, and in the current season, we have almost 500 singers representing over 50 of Boston's urban and suburban neighborhoods participating in twelve different choirs in five Boston locations: the South End, Allston-Brighton, South Boston and Dorchester.

The 2012 - 2013 season represented 10 Years of Harmony for BCC where the chorus had its biggest sell-out concert at the annual Holidy Celebration at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. In more tragic circumstances BCC returned to perform at  that venue for the Interfaith Service in April- an event that was attended by President Obama. The season rounded off with a World Premiere performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art, a quick visit to Australia and a tour of Southeast Asia. 


BCC Anthem: We Sing

There is a way that we can change
One by one we will join
As you hear our voice

Refrain:
We sing the hope of tomorrow
Our time, this is our call
We sing as we stand together,
Voices calling out for change

We’re gonna stand for peace
We’re gonna sing for joy
We will unite for hope
And for freedom.

Refrain

Sing the hope of tomorrow
Our time, this is our call
We sing as we stand together,
Voices calling out
Hear us calling out
We sing the hope of tomorrow
Voices calling out for change

 

Penned by Jim Papoulis