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 the United South End Settlements (USES) in Boston’s South End, First Parish in Dorchester, the Perry K-8 School in South Boston and the West End House Boys & Girls Club in Allston-Brighton. These choirs draw 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, which is BCC’s signature event of the year and one of Boston’s major ways to celebrate the MLK holiday.
BCC has formed a collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Office in implementing an intensive, BPS music teacher study group that gives teachers district-wide an opportunity to gain curriculum and instruction tools that will make an impact on their students.
BCC regularly collaborates with local and international community organizations, musicians and music groups including 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 School, 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.