Our Programs

 

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) is committed to providing the youth of Greater Boston and beyond an opportunity to experience the transformative power of music. As a part of our regular programming, we offer ensembles at a variety of times, locations, and skill levels from September through May each year. 

LEVEL: Training 

Boston Children's Chorus has three choirs at the Training level. Training choirs are composed of treble singers ages 7-12. Weekly rehearsals highlight the fundamentals of group singing and musicianship skills including healthy and confident vocal production, pitch matching, beginner ear training, and sight-reading. Singers at this level perform in unison and two-part songs. 

Training Choir singers meet once a week for 90 minutes. Singers have the option of meeting during the week or during the weekend. All training choirs meet outside at First Parish, Dorchester for rehearsal. 

Below is the 2021-2022 schedule for BCC Training Choirs: 

Training I - Thursday, 4:30-6:00 pm, First Parish, Dorchester

  • The conductor for this ensemble is John Martha-Reynolds 

Training II - Saturday, 9:00-10:30 am, First Parish, Dorchester 

  • The conductor for this ensemble is Destiny Cooper 

Advanced Training - Saturday, 9:00-10:30 am, First Parish, Dorchester

  • The conductor for this ensemble is John Martha-Reynolds 

LEVEL: Intermediate

Boston Children's Chorus has three choirs at the Intermediate level. Intermediate choirs are composed of treble singers ages 10-14. This level prepares singers to further develop independent aural skills, healthy vocal technique, music theory comprehension, and individual attentiveness. Singers at this level perform two to four part choral pieces. At the Advanced Intermediate level, singers begin local tours and perform in partnership with affinity arts programs. 

Singers have the option of meeting during the week or during the weekend. Intermediate choirs meet once a week for 90 minutes and rehearse outdoors at First Parish, Dorchester. The advanced intermediate level rehearses at BCC HQ twice a week for 90 minutes each session. 

Below is the 2021-2022 schedule for BCC Intermediate Choirs: 

Intermediate I - Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 pm, First Parish, Dorchester 

  • The conductor for this ensemble is Irene Idicheria

Intermediate II - Saturday, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, First Parish, Dorchester

  • The conductor for this ensemble is John Martha-Reynolds 

Advanced Intermediate - 

Monday, 4:30-6:00 pm, BCC HQ

Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 pm, BCC HQ

  • The conductor for this ensemble is Krystal Morin


LEVEL: Advanced 

Boston Children's Chorus has four choirs at the Advanced level. The Advanced choir level is open to singers, aged 13-18 years. old. 

Choral Union is a mixed voice, SAB choir for singers aged 13-18. Singers are not required to have any prior vocal or musical training to join Choral Union. Choral Union performs 4-5 times a year and represents Boston Children's Chorus at local events and gatherings. 

Choral Union singers meet once a week for 90 minutes and rehearse indoors at BCC HQ 

Concert Choir is a treble voice choir of singers aged, 13-18. Singers at this level perform complex choral repertoire, receiving intensive training in performance skills and music theory. Concert choir performances include regional tours and symphonic works. 

Concert Choir singers meet twice a week for 90 minutes and rehearse indoors at BCC HQ

Premier Choir is a mixed voice, SATB choir for singers aged 14-18. This ensemble offers a stimulating, comprehensive, and demanding choral repertoire and requires an advanced level of musical skill. The premier choir participates in local, national, and international tours. 

Premier Choir meets twice a week for 90 minutes and rehearses indoors at BCC HQ

Below is the 2021-2022 schedule for BCC Advanced Choirs: 

Choral Union

Monday, 5:00-6:30 pm

  • The conductor for this ensemble is Jenna Havelin

Concert Choir 

Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm, BCC HQ 

Saturday, 10:00 am-11:30 am, BCC HQ

  • The conductor for this ensemble is Emily Howe

Premier Choir

Sopranos and Altos: 

Tuesday, 5:00-6:30 pm, BCC HQ

Tenors and Basses 

Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm, BCC HQ

SATB group

Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm, BCC HQ

  • The conductors for this ensemble are Elena Efthimiou and Kenneth Griffith