ABOUT US

Vision Boston City Singers’ vision is to provide the highest level of musical training and wide–ranging performance opportunities to young people, to inspire personal development, celebrate diversity and foster goodwill within our city. As advocates for the performing arts, we are partners with our community and ambassadors to the world. In achieving this, our singers will develop a lifelong love of music and the heart to live in a world of differences.

Goals Young singers learn and perform a dynamic, distinctive and challenging repertoire, supporting the Boston community’s rich artistic diversity by performing in a variety of settings and for diverse audiences. We also foster new repertoire, commissioning, performing and publishing music of distinction. Through outstanding music education and vocal instruction, excellence in performance, and serving the community through song, chorus members experience the joys of singing, teamwork and leadership, musical skill and artistic expression, which foster self-growth and enhance their entire lives.

Boston City Singers performs music from many ages and cultures, while learning music concepts (melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, dynamics, form, style, and performance practice) and musical skills (theory & sight-reading). Vocal technique and musical literacy are taught using a variety of approaches, including Kodály methodology and music literacy homework

Our History Boston City Singers, directed by Jane Money, was founded in 1995 as the Dorchester division of Youth pro Musica, which was founded in 1970 by noted educator Roberta Humez, and later directed by Hazel Somerville. After several years of growth, in 2003 YpM Dorchester became an independent non-profit organization known as Boston City Singers. During the 2009-10 season, BCS served 300 children in four Boston locations, and sang over 50 performances.

The BCS Concert Chorus often tours for 1-3 weeks in the summer. In 2005 & 2006 they went to choral festivals in Ontario and Denver, and in 2007 they toured New Zealand and Australia. In 2008 the chorus visited Philadelphia and New York City, and in 2009 BCS was honored to be chosen to participate in Festival 500, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2010 the singers performed in a tour of Southern Maine.

In 2011 the Concert Chorus will travel to Cape Town and Pretoria South Africa.

Quick Facts:
Year Founded
1995

Members
350 young people, ages 4-18
from the City of Boston and surrounding communities

Rehearsals
September – June in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park

Auditions
Opportunities for boys and girls grades K-12.
Call 617 825 0674, or click here for more information.