Through the power of music we enable children from urban and suburban communities to serve as Boston's "Ambassadors of Harmony" here in our own neighborhoods, nationally, and around the world.
Our work creates ripple effects within the communities we interact with. Our community starts internally with our BCC staff, singers, families, and partnering organizations. Our extended community includes, but is not limited to, the City of Boston, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory, West End House Boys & Girls Club, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).
We also engage in collaborations with:
- Boston Housing Authority
- Boston Public Elementary and Middle Schools
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- City Year
- Consulate General of Japan in Boston
- Boston YWCA
- Boston Arts Academy
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Cloud Foundation
- Dorchester House
- Faith Based Organizations
- First and Second Church
- Japan Society of Boston
- Opera Boston
- Phillips Brooks House Association
- Refugee Immigration Ministry
- Root Cause
- Roxbury Community College
- Showa Boston Institute
- Strand Theater of Boston
- United South End Settlements
- West End House
- Zoo New England
Community & Artistic Collaborations
Collaborating with community and other partners is integral to BCC’s vision of creating a social and cultural legacy for Boston’s youth, families and communities. BCC has initiated and cultivated partnerships with organizations that serve Latino, African-American and other traditionally underserved populations as part of our Neighborhood Choir Program, which consists of training and intermediate-level choirs. Our current partners are Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) in Boston’s South End, the Dorchester House in Fields Corner and the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston-Brighton. These choirs draw ethnically diverse singers from the partner neighborhoods, and they also draw singers from the suburbs into these urban communities. Through these collaborations, BCC increases access to our arts education program by deepening our presence in these neighborhoods.
New England Conservatory (NEC) is our lead artistic partner, a primary benefit being the use of Jordan Hall for our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert. In addition, Artistic Director Anthony Trecek-King serves as a Curator for the Abreu Fellows Program at NEC.
BCC is deeply appreciative of WCVB-TV Channel 5 (ABC) and its support of our annual MLK concert. The program exposes BCC and our mission to thousands of television viewers in New England (and millions around the country) who may have never heard of us, showcasing a talented group of diverse youth.
BCC has collaborated with From The Top (FTT), the National Public Radio show that highlights talented adolescent classical musicians. In addition to appearing on the program in 2009, we have worked with FTT in producing singer leadership training workshops, substantially enhancing the quality of BCC’s mentor program. BCC also co-produced a new MLK radio special that aired nationally in 2010, further enhancing BCC’s brand awareness among classical music lovers around the country.
BCC has formed a collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Office in implementing an intensive, BPS music teacher study group that will give teachers district-wide an opportunity to gain curriculum and instruction tools that will make an impact on their students.
Other organizations with whom BCC has collaborated include the Alternatives for Community and Environment, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston YWCA, Chicago Children’s Choir, Chorus America, City Year, the International Leadership Conference, American Choral Directors Association, Emmanuel Music, American Boychoir, American Friends Service Committee, Back Bay Chorale, Back Bay Ringers, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Bethel AME Church, Boston Arts Academy, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Cantata Singers, the Center for Arabic Culture, Charles Hamilton Institute for Race and Justice, Fenway Alliance, Children’s Chorus of Washington, First Church of Boston, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, the King’s Academy (Jordan), League of Women Voters, Massachusetts Music Educators Association, Nashua and Lexington Symphony Orchestras, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Mystic Chorale, New England String Ensemble, Old South Church, Opera Boston, Phillips Brooks House Association, Pine Street Inn, Project STEP, Providence Singers, MIT, Handel & Haydn Society, Refugee Immigration Ministry, Roxbury Community College, Samaritan’s Inc., Showa Boston Institute, Soweto Gospel Choir, Temple Israel, Tufts University, Tremont Church, Trinity Boston Foundation, the Venezuelan Consulate, WGBH, Winsor Music, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the City of Boston.