About BCC

About Boston Children's Chorus

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC)'s vibrant, jubilant, and powerful performances have established them as leading young artists in the city of Boston and beyond. Internationally recognized for their innovative programming, passionate artistry, and ability to connect to audiences, Boston Children’s Chorus showcases the talent and passion of the diverse young people of our city.

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) was founded in 2003 by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who has worked for six decades to address the social problems facing Boston’s underserved children and communities. Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by The Boston Globe, BCC harnesses the power of music to connect Boston’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry. BCC choir programs include 10 choirs with singers from 110 different zip codes in and around Boston. Outside of their after-school programming, BCC is proud to partner with schools to develop in-school choral programs in Mattapan, Roxbury, South Boston, East Boston, Allston, and the city of Chelsea. 

BCC presents over 50 performances per season in a wide range of public and private events. They have performed in venues from Boston Symphony Hall, TD Garden, and Royal Albert Hall in London, to the Sydney Opera House, and the White House. BCC has appeared in TED talks, regular appearances on local TV and radio networks, and performances with high-profile artists including Idina Menzel, Javier Muñoz, Hugh Jackman, Leslie Odom Jr, and Melinda Doolittle.

In 2020, it was announced that the album Fantastic Mr. Fox won a GRAMMY for Best Opera Recording. This recording featured the acclaimed Boston Modern Orchestra Project in collaboration with Odyssey Opera and Boston Children’s Chorus, under the baton of Gil Rose. Additionally, BCC was presented with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2013, distinguishing the chorus as one of the top arts and humanities-based programs in the nation; BCC accepted the award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.