With "impeccable intonation" and "pure treble", OperaKids perform in Camerata's "Daniel" to rave reviews!
The Boston City Singers OperaKids received excellent reviews for their participation in the chorus of Boston Camerata's production of "Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece" on November 21st and 23rd at Trinity Church.
In the Boston Classical Review, Aaron Keebaugh writes,
The chorus, made up of members of Boston Camerata, students from the Longy Conservatory Early Music Program, the Trinity Choristers, and Boston City Singers, sang with tender phrasing and impeccable intonation.
Read the rest of the review here.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer's Brian Schuth writes,
The vocal forces were significant: students from the Longy School’s Early Music Department joined the Camerata, along with a fair number of child singers from the Trinity Choristers and the Boston City Singers, whose pure treble sweetened the mix at various points.
You can find the rest of the review here.
The Boston City Singers OperaKids program is a unique opportunity for eligible singers from any of our 16 divisions to participate in professional opera performances with local companies. Wendy Silverberg rehearses and trains the singers for each production to ensure excellence on stage!
Sam Higgins, member of the Boston City Singers OperaKids and Cantare programs, sang beautifully at Wednesday night's performance of the Chichester Psalms with the Boston Conservatory Choruses and Orchestra.
The performance was part of the annual collaboration between the Boston Conservatory Choruses and Orchestra under the direction of George Case. This year, the theme was From West to East: Psalms, Songs, and Hymns, and included works by British and American composers based on texts from many faiths and cultural traditions.
Boston City Singers' OperaKids program, directed by Wendy Silverberg, is a unique opera training program that allows eligible students in any of Boston City Singers’ divisions to take part in exceptional performance opportunities with opera and musical theatre companies throughout the year. Companies the OperaKids have performed with recently include Trinity Church, Odyssey Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, and The Boston Conservatory.
Sam is also a member of the Dorchester Cantare program, directed by Josh DeWitte.
The acclaimed Dorchester-based Boston City Singers Tour Choir — over 40 young singers ages 11-18 — will embark on a two-week Goodwill Tour to Costa Rica in August, 2015.
The Tour Choir will explore Costa Rica’s musical traditions as well as its unique history and ecology. They will visit rain forests, beaches, coffee plantations, dormant volcanoes and historic towns, including San Jose, Sarapiquí, Arenel, Monteverde and Punta Leona. They will perform in churches, small towns and schools, and undertake a community service project.
Boston City Singers is committed to developing cultural ambassadors for peace, harmony, and cooperation by embarking on a Goodwill Tour biannually. Under the direction of Artistic Director Jane E. Money, all members have been given the opportunity to attend regardless of their family’s financial circumstance.
We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary this season! We want to celebrate it with the people who have made these past 20 years so special: you!
We are awarding 20 scholarships for free tuition to any of our programs to 20 deserving young people this year.
How can you apply? Show us why you love to sing and why you want to sing with Boston City Singers! If you’re between ages 4-6, draw a picture! If you’re 7-12, write a poem, song, or short letter to a friend. If you’re 13-18, write a short essay (1-2 pages). Old and new singers are welcome to apply! Submissions will be accepted until the end of September.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send mail to Jane Money, 17 Waldeck St., Dorchester, MA 02124.
This summer, we started a series on our Facebook called Friday Introductions: it’s an opportunity for us to share a little bit more about the people who make this organization so special! We’re continuing this series in a longer form on this blog page.
This Friday, we’re thrilled to honor recent graduate Daniel Hines for this series!
Daniel has been awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In addition to singing with Boston City Singers for 8 years, Daniel was one of 47 students to study through the no-cost Berklee City Music program, where he studied piano. He is one of 18 musicians from Boston neighborhoods to be awarded a full scholarship to Berklee. He will be studying Contemporary Music Writing/Production this fall.
Congratulations, Daniel! We’re so proud of you, and all our graduates! Here’s hoping you all had a great transition to college classes.
Are you following us on Facebook? We would love to connect with you there! As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we’ll be sharing stories from Boston City Singers of old, #throwbackthursday photos you won’t want to miss, and interviews and thoughts from the people who have been with us from the very beginning.
We also post updates to classes and rehearsals there in case of inclement weather, as well as concert announcements and weekly rehearsal photos so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do.
If you are more of a Twitter person, we have you covered! Follow us on Twitter for news, photos, and announcements every day.
And last but not least, tell your friends! We try to make our programs as accessible as possible. If you know a young person who loves to sing but isn’t sure how to join a choir, point him or her in our direction. We’d love to chat.