Choirs

 

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 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. Currently, all training choirs meet outside at First Parish, Dorchester for rehearsal. Starting in January, our training choirs will be meeting indoors with new locations. 

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

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

  • John Martha-Reynolds, Conductor

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

  • Destiny Cooper, Conductor

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

  • John Martha-Reynolds, Conductor 

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LEVEL: Intermediate

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. Currently, all intermediate choirs meet outside at First Parish, Dorchester for rehearsal. Starting in January, our intermediate choirs will be meeting indoors with new locations. The advanced intermediate choir 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 

  • Irene Idicheria, Conductor

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

  • John Martha-Reynolds, Conductor 

Central Intermediate Advanced

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

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

  • Krystal Morin, Conductor 

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LEVEL: Advanced 

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

Choral Union is a mixed voice (SAB) choir for singers 13-18 years old. 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 (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 90 minutes each session 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 each session and rehearses indoors at BCC HQ

Below is the 2021-2022 schedule for BCC advanced choirs: 

Choral Union

Monday, 5:00-6:30 pm

  • Jenna Havelin, Conductor

Concert Choir 

Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm, BCC HQ 

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

  • Emily Howe, Conductor

Premier Choir

Sopranos and Altos: 

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

Tenors and Basses: 

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

Full group

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

  • Elena Efthimiou and Kenneth Griffith, Conductors 

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