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.
Boston Children's Chorus has four choirs at the training level. Training choirs are composed of treble voices from 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. Rehearsals at this level are offered both during the week or on the weekend.
Below is the 2023-2024 schedule for BCC Training Choirs:
Jamaica Plain Training - Monday, 4:30-6:00 pm, Footlight Club's Eliot Hall
South End Training 1 - Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 pm, Union Church
South End Training 2 - Saturday, 9:00- 10:30 am, United South End Settlements
East Boston Training - Saturday, 9:00-10:30 am, Zumix
Dorchester Advanced Training - Saturday, 9:00-10:30 am, First Parish Dorchester
Boston Children's Chorus has three choirs at the intermediate level. Intermediate choirs are composed of treble voices from 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.
Rehearsals at this level are offered both during the week or on the weekend. Intermediate choirs meet once a week for 90 minutes.
Below is the 2023-2024 schedule for BCC Intermediate Choirs:
Dorchester Intermediate - Saturday, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, First Parish Dorchester
Monday, 5:00-6:30 pm, Roxbury Community College's Reggie Lewis Center
Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm, Roxbury Community College's Reggie Lewis Center
Boston Children's Chorus has four choirs at the advanced level. The advanced choirs are open to singers 13-18 years. old.
Recital Choir is a mixed voice (SAB) choir for singers 13-18 years old. Singers receive intensive vocal and music theory training and performance practice. Recital Choir may have additional performance opportunities outside of BCC's self-produced concerts.
Recital Choir singers meet once a week for 2 hours and rehearse indoors at Roxbury Community College's Reggie Lewis Center
Concert Choir is a treble voice (SSAA) choir of singers 13-18 years old. 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 in collaboration with local community partners.
Concert Choir singers meet twice a week for 2 hours each session and rehearse indoors at Union Church
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 2 hours each session and rehearses indoors at Union Church
Below is the 2023-2024 schedule for BCC advanced choirs:
Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 pm, Roxbury Community College's Reggie Lewis Center