FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston City Singers
17 Waldeck St Dorchester, MA 02124-2109
Jane Money, Artistic and Education Director
SINGING AND CELEBRATING IN DORCHESTER
Boston City Singers Dorchester Winter Stars Concert
Dorchester, December 16, 2012 – Three of Boston City Singers’ Dorchester music groups will lead a lively holiday concert at the Holy Family Parish in Dorchester on December 16th at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature performances by all three divisions of the advanced Tour Choir for ages 11-18, the Music on Wednesday program for children ages 4-11, and the World Rhythm Ensemble.
From young children to experienced teens, the singers will celebrate the winter holidays with a range of musical styles, including seasonal spirituals, popular carols, and other holiday tunes such as the theme songs from “The Snowman” and “Home Alone.” The younger children will give the world premiere performance of “My sister thinks she’s Santa Claus,” which was written during a “meet the composer” visit in March by the New Zealand composer David Hamilton. The singers will all come together at the end of the event to perform a few Jamaican carols with the World Rhythm Ensemble and will conclude by leading a community carol sing.
The World Rhythm Ensemble is a new Boston City Singers program in Dorchester this year. The singers in the ensemble are developing a better understanding of rhythm by learning about percussion traditions from all over the world. Kimani Lumsden, the program instructor, believes “that folk traditions that are still practiced without commercial interests are the amber that preserves the shared cultural roots of all humanity.” Join us in Dorchester to celebrate diverse holiday traditions through song!
ABOUT BOSTON CITY SINGERS
Boston City Singers provides quality choral training for over 400 young people ages 4-18 in 11 programs in the Boston and Cambridge area, with locations including Mattapan/Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, North Cambridge, and the South Shore. Our mission is to provide the highest level of musical training and performance opportunities to young people, inspire personal development, celebrate diversity, and foster goodwill through the power of music.
Boston City Singer's Tour Choir performed with Joey McIntyre at the Mass Eye & Ear gala, singing Frank Sinatra's "High Hopes" together. The gala raised $1.1 million dollards for Mass Eye & Ear's Curing Kids Fund.
See the Tour Choir performing with Joey McIntyre in The Boston Globe.
Boston City Singers was one of the nine choruses from five countries to perform at the Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival in July of 2012. The Boston City Singers were one of the two choirs representing the United States.
The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and Washington Examiner mention Boston City Singers in their articles about the festival.
Learn about events from the winter of 2011 including preprations for our Trip to South Africa as well as the arrival of Mellissa J. Graham as our Managing Director.
Welcome to our new online home. We hope to use the site to grow our community of students, families, amazing supporters and sponsors in months and years to come. Your feedback is welcomed so that we can build something great together.
This summer our Boston City Singers city-wide Concert Chorus embarked on an experience that defies simple explanation. The attached Newsletter is the story of our trip.
Read it and learn about the amazing things we saw, heard, and felt along the way.