New England Conservatory’s Only Student From Africa Reflects On Finding And Preserving Her Voice

Masilo

By Andrea Shea, WBUR, May 21, 2021https://www.wbur.org/artery/2021/05/21/new-england-conservatory-graduation-south-africa-naledi-masilo Singing in South African languages connects Naledi Masilo to who she is and where she comes from. Since she was a kid in Johannesburg, the vocalist dreamed of studying in the U.S. but her family didn’t have the money. When she eventually won a scholarship three years ago…

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Making Wexford

Making Wexford

Video Work Brings Singers Together  By Nicole S. Colson Conductor Matthew Leese had done such great work on a virtual concert featuring three international choirs during the summer, he was asked to create another such event this past fall. Leese, conductor, baritone and director of the Keene State College Vocal Consort and Concert Choir and…

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For teens, summer music courses centered on social justice and healing

Boston Globe, June 30, 2020By Zoë Madonna Globe Staff In a typical year, Boston City Singers either goes on hiatus or goes on tour during the summer months before starting a new season in the fall. But no one could call this a typical year, and the Dorchester-based music education program for school-age singers has pivoted from…

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Alumni Feature: Hannah

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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Singing from a Distance

BCS in the Sun Sentinel

The Keene Sentinel, Aug 20, 2020By Nicole S. Colson If you close your eyes, you’d think you were sitting in a concert hall, listening to a large choir singing a beautiful and tender song, voices rising and falling, in perfect synch with each other. But these voices in question are not only virtual, they’re from…

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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: Julia

Julia Ellis

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: Daniel

Daniel Hines

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: 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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Boston City Singers, Yuki Futami Jazz Trio at Union Church in Waban

BOSTON (April 2, 2019)— Boston City Singers Tour Choir will be performing with renowned jazz pianist Yuki Futami and his ensemble on Sunday, April 7, 3:00 p.m., at The Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Rd., Waban. Featuring the voices of 35 middle and high school students from the Greater Boston area, the youth choir…

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