Achievements

The Boston Children’s Chorus is one of the finest examples of a youth arts organization I have encountered. The Chorus’ achievements in a short amount of time are impressive and the children themselves take my breath away whenever I hear them. The future of Greater Boston’s children is brighter because of the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Edward M. Kennedy
Former Senator from Massachusetts

Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by the Boston Globe, the BCC presents 50 performances per season in a wide range of public and private events across the city of Boston and beyond. Among our proudest moments:

    • Winner of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, distinguishing BCC as one of the top arts and humanities-based programs in the country
    • Recipient of the 2011 Margaret Hillis Award by Chorus America, recognizing BCC for artistic and organizational excellence and a commitment to outreach, education, and/or culturally diverse activities
    • BCC is the first youth chorus in the country to have a live, primetime televised concert on Dr. King’s Holiday. This annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert is syndicated nationally to millions of viewers; the 2009 program was recognized with a prestigious Gabriel Award
    • Invited to appear on the national public radio program, From The Top. Only the best young classical musicians in the country are invited on this program. In addition, BCC and From The Top co-produced a Martin Luther King radio special in 2010, and did so again in 2012
    • Premier Choir received widespread critical acclaim from their prominent appearance in Opera Boston’s world-premier production of Madame White Snake, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011. BCC was invited to travel to the Beijing Music Festival for the Asian premier
    • 55 singers served as cultural diplomats at the invitation of HM King Abdullah II in the Middle East country of Jordan in 2009
    • Singers performed a challenging concert of multicultural contemporary music for a discerning American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conference audience
    • Founder Hubie Jones awarded a 2010 Purpose Prize; Hubie was one of ten winners out of a pool of 1,400 nominees nationwide
    • Executive Director David Howse handpicked for National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program, a two-year initiative placing BCC at the table with 100 of the world’s leading cultural institutions helping to re-imagine and advance the field at large
    • Executive Director David Howse received the 2009 Achievement Award from the Social Innovation Forum and was the only arts leader recognized with a Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award in 2010
    • 100% of our graduates have gone on to colleges including Harvard, Stanford, New York University and Berklee College of Music
    • Performance on Good Morning America
    • Participated in Interfaith Service in the aftermath of Boston Marathon bombings. The service was attended by President Obama and Governor Patrick