Boston Children’s Chorus Plans United Kingdom Tour
Boston-area youths to perform this summer in Edinburgh, Gateshead, Birmingham, Oxford, and London June 27 – July 8th
BOSTON (May 6, 2011) – Sixty-one members of the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC), ages 12-18,and from vastly different racial, religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds will travel to the United Kingdom this summer.
Planning for the Boston Children’s Chorus' tour to the United Kingdom began during the summer of 2010, when Artistic Director Anthony Trecek-King traveled there to work with the National Youth Chorus of Great Britain. “This is an incredible opportunity for these kids and gives our young singers a new stage on which to celebrate diversity and unity,” said Trecek-King.
The singers come from more than 35 communities throughout greater Boston, and will be accompanied by adult chaperones during the trip from June 27-July 8. They will give performances in Scotland and England including a concert in aid of the international children’s charity Save the Children and perform joint concerts with The City of Birmingham Youth Chorus, Quay Voices and St. Paul’s Girls’ School. The BCC members will also serve local communities through workshops and volunteer outreach projects. There will also be time for sightseeing including visits to Edinburgh Castle, The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
This tour also provides the youths with an unforgettable chance to learn about a foreign culture and its history by forming friendships across global boundaries.
BCC unites children, families and community leaders from Boston’s diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic backgrounds to sing and celebrate, develop relationships, break down social barriers and contribute to the healing of Boston’s history of racial divides and social isolation.
About Boston Children’s Chorus
The Boston Children’s Chorus 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.
For more information and complete UK Tour itinerary visit: www.bostonchildrenschorus.org.