Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) announced the six locations across the city at which the organization will host choir rehearsals for their 21st season. BCC will provide access to high-quality chorus programs in neighborhoods including the South End, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury during the upcoming season.
The organization will continue their relationship with First Parish Dorchester, and ZUMIX, East Boston while moving into four new locations: United South End Settlements, Footlight Club, Union Church Boston, and Roxbury Community College. Please find additional information on choir locations below.
“We are excited for the opportunity to be located within communities, increasing access to culturally responsive music programs for children by being right in the neighborhoods they reside,” said BCC Executive Director Andrés Holder. “The new rehearsal locations locations will allow Boston Children’s Chorus to better serve its community of students and families through improved accessibility, helping our organization to harness the power of music to connect our city’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry.”
In keeping with its mission, BCC is entering partnerships with organizations that represent a vibrant cross-section of locations and organizations that are important to the cultural fabric of Boston.
For example, in the South End, BCC is partnering with United South End Settlements, a historic institution that has provided services for immigrant communities and communities of color for more than 130 years, dating back to the original settlement house in Boston. BCC programming will take place at its Rutland Street headquarters.
BCC will also be hosting rehearsals at Union Church in the South End, a historically Black faith community with a 200-year commitment to love and social justice. In Jamaica Plain, they will host rehearsals at Footlight Club, America’s oldest community theater, which has produced performances every year since 1877.
Please find additional information on choir locations below:
Address: 7 Eliot Street A, Jamaica Plain 02130
Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
Choirs: Jamaica Plain Training Choir
Union Church Boston
Address: 485 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Neighborhood: South End
Choirs: Premier Choir, Concert Choir, & Central Training Choir
United South End Settlements (USES) Art Center & Basement
Address: 48 Rutland Street, Boston, MA 02118
Neighborhood: South End
Choirs: South End Training Choir
Address: 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128
Neighborhood: East Boston
Choirs: East Boston Training Choir
Rehearsals start September 11, 2023. Those interested in learning more can contact BCC at in[email protected] or visit bostonchildrenschorus.org.