People are our greatest asset! Since our first graduating class in 2003, over 200 members have graduated from our Tour Choir program. A number of these remarkable young men and women have been with us for 10-12 years!
Our alumni are on their way to make meaningful change in their communities and around the world. We love to stay in touch with them and share their successes!


Posse Scholars

Helena Strauss, Bucknell University, Class of 2023

Flora Lepeska-True, Bryn Mawr, Class of 2021

Carlos Piedad, Union College, Class of 2020

Yasser El Hamoumi, Union College, Class of 2015

Gemma, Bucknell University, Class of 2013


Actors, Architects, Coders, Developers, Doctors, Editors, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Musicians, Music Therapists, Photographers, Program Managers and Coordinators, and Social Workers


Touring with Boston City Singers has awoken the travel bug in the majority of our Tour Choir graduates. To feed their need to experience life beyond the United States, some have earned undergraduate and graduate degrees abroad. Others have interned or volunteered at schools and nonprofit organizations. Others have an insatiable need to travel. One alumni earned the distinction of visiting 25 countries by the time she turned 25! 

Places where our alumni have traveled and studied after graduating from Boston City Singers include Australia, Bali, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Vietnam.




Helena Strauss
Posse Scholar

When I first joined Boston City Singers, I was a quiet, little fourth grader who was shy and had trouble making friends. I knew I wanted to sing. That love of music pushed me to audition for the Training Choir. Looking back now, nine years later, I never knew how much of an impact the organization would have on me. BCS has truly changed my life in so many ways.

I have been on two amazing tours to South Africa and Central Europe. My experiences have been life changing. Whether it was visiting primary schools in Cape Town, being hosted by the Little Stars in Zagreb, or walking with elephants on safari, tours have been full of some of the most meaningful moments. Connecting with people all around the world through music is unbelievably powerful. I truly believe that strength will stay with me forever. Boston City Singers has never only been about choir to me. It has always been about the relationships I have made with others through music. I have made life-long friends. My friends in Boston City Singers are amazing people and I don’t know where I would be without them.


Alumni Feature: Natalie

Natalie Santil – 7 year member What is your favorite Boston City Singers Memory? My favorite memory was our tour to South Africa when I was about 13 years old. We visited a primary school and one of the students who was probably no more than 8 or 9 years old came up on stage…

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Alumni Feature: Daniel

Daniel Hines, an 8-year member of Boston City Singers, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business Management in 2018 from Berklee College of Music. He is currently pursuing his dream in Los Angeles. What is your favorite Boston City Singers Memory? My favorite Boston City Singers’ memory was introducing the choir and performing my first…

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Alumni Feature: Julia

Congratulations to alum and Barnard graduate Julia Ellis, who has won the Fulbright Garcia Robles Fellowship Award to serve as an English Teaching Assistant with a supplementary community project in Mexico. Julia majored in psychology and human rights at Barnard College, where her interest in teaching ESL for Spanish speakers grew when she received the…

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Alumni Feature: Emily

Since in-person classroom lessons began to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic weeks ago, educators across the country from preschool through the university level have turned to the internet as a new medium for instruction. Savin Hill resident Emily Gaylord, who works as a teacher’s aide at Saint Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Lower…

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Alumni Feature: Hannah

Hannah Horobin – 8 year member of Boston City Singers Hannah graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017. She lives in Brookline, MA, and is a software engineer at Akoya, a fintech startup.  What is your favorite Boston City Singers memory? Going on tour to Cape Town, South Africa and to Australia and New…

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Here is where our alumni have attended college and university:

American University
Anna Maria College
Assumption College
Bard College
Barnard College
Berklee College of Music (3)
Boston College (3)
Boston University (3)
Bridgewater State
Bridgewater State University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College (2)
Bucknell University (2)
Catholic University
Centre College (2)
Colorado College
Columbia University
Dennison University
Dickinson College
Drexel University (2)
Emmanuel College
Framingham State University (2)
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Hampshire College
Harvard University (6)
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University (2)
Julliard School of Music
Lesley University
Loyola University
Macalester College
Marymount Manhattan College (2)
Mass College of Liberal Arts
New York University
Northeastern University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Oberlin College
Oxford University
Pace University
Philadelphia University (2)
Purdue University
Quincy College
Renseler Institute of Technology
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design
Saint Michael’s College
Salem State University
Smith College (3)
Southern New Hampshire University
Stanford University
State University of NY Purchase
Stonehill College
UMass Amherst (2)
UMass Boston (2)
UMass Dartmouth (3)
UMass Lowell (3)
UMass Medical School
Union College (3)
University of Chicago
University of Hartford (2)
University of Maine
University of Michigan (2)
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Toronto
US Air Force Academy
US Navy
Vanderbilt University (2)
Vassar College (NY)
Wellesley College (2)
Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University (2)
West Point
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheaton College
Wheelock College