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More Than a Choir: Our commitment to social justice & youth development

More Than a Choir: Our commitment to social justice & youth development

Our central mission here at Boston City Singers is to provide quality music education in after-school classes and rehearsals for children of diverse backgrounds. We try to foster teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the Boston metropolitan community. Boston City Singers shares these developing talents throughout the year in performances throughout the city. Studies have shown that children and young people who have choral training gain a well-rounded set of skills that equip them to tackle life’s challenges: music education improves cognitive performance in school in preparation for the demands of college; successful teamwork and various performance opportunities boost a singer’s self-control and self-confidence to assist them in coping with the ups and downs of everyday life; and rehearsals and classes provide discipline that helps students manage their time wisely and balance their extracurricular activities with their school and family responsibilities.

Five key initiatives drive every aspect of Boston City Singers’ programming, decisions, and goals to ensure that all our members receive the benefits of rigorous training outlined above. These initiatives are the organization’s guiding principles, and serve to define the impact Boston City Singers aims to achieve, from the local community to the global stage. Together, these initiatives explain why we are “more than just a choir.”

  1. Sing for Good: Sharing the gift of music to support our community and motivate change

     

  2. Teen Mentors and Peer Leaders: Inspiring the next generation of leaders

     

  3. Chorus to College: Upholding high standards of academic achievement

     

  4. On Stage: Developing personal skills through performance and collaboration

     

  5. Global Voices: Encouraging cultural ambassadors for peace, harmony, and cooperation

     


New Zealand Youth Choir in Concert with Boston City Singers for a Cambridge performance

Boston City Singers will perform in a joint concert with the esteemed New Zealand Youth Choir on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 7:30pm at First Church in Cambridge located at 11 Garden Street, a short walk from Harvard Square. Read more about the performance here.  


Jane Money interviewed on PRI's The World

Boston City Singers Founding Artistic Director Jane Money was a guest on The World (WGBH Radio) to talk about breathing research and signing. Listen to the interview here!


Boston City Singers receives 2013 Arts | Learning Champions of Arts Education Awards

Boston City Singers and its Early Childhood Music Director Wendy Silverberg received recognition from the 2013 Arts|Learning Champions of Arts Education Advocacy Awards. Boston City Singers was named Outstanding Community Arts Education Collaborative; Jane Money, Founder, Education and Artistic Director of Boston City Singers, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Wendy Silverberg received the Dennis Wrenn Distinguished Music Education Advocate Award.

Read more about the awards in the JP Patch


Singing All Together in the Dorchester Reporter

Our June 1st finale concert is featured in the Dorchester Reporter! Read about our role in the Dorchester community and learn about the concert in the article here.


Dedham concert raises money for Argentina Goodwill Tour

The Tour Choir and World Rhythm Ensemble performed a spring concert in Dedham to raise funds for their upcoming Goodwill Tour to Argentina. Read about the event in the Dedham Patch.



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