Friday, October 23, 2009
Premier Choir co-President Casey Accardi was recently featured in an article in "Teen Life." Accardi, who has been with BCC for 5 years and is a volunteer with the Teen Life organization, which helps build self-esteem and confidence among teen girls. To read the full article, click here
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10 was retreat day for the Training Choirs at BCC Central. Ms. Idichera worked with West End House and Central Training first. Singers focused on polishing music for the November 7 season opening concert and started on holiday music for the December 5th concert. Students had time to socialize over snacks that everyone brought to share. Singers also interviewed one another and asked each other what their favorite song to sing or listen to and what their goal for the year is.
Dorchester House Training and Villa Victoria also met in the afternoon for their retreat. Ms. Adams also prepared November 7 and December 5 music. Thanks to all the singers and families that brought in snacks and helped throughout the day.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3rd was a big day for BCC! It started bright and early for Young Men's Ensemble with an all day retreat beginning at 9 am. However, not so long after, Premier Choir gathered at Artesani Park in Brighton to perform at Samaritan's "Run for Someoone Else's Life" 5K and Family Fun Festival. A non-profit organization, Samaritans is dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide by befriending individuals in crisis and educating the community about effective prevention strategies. Through fundraisers like the 5K, Samaritans can make a greater impact on the lives of others. Premier sang as part of the awards ceremony in which race winners in seven categories were awarded medals. BCC was glad to be there to enhance the power of the event. Additionally, Wally the Green Monster was in attendance, and Ben Hires was lucky enough to grab a snapshot with him!
Later in the day, Young Men's traveled from BCC Central, to the Home of Cambridge resident, Swanee Hunt, to perform at Blooming Arts, a fundraiser focused on organizations working to provide youth with meaningful education in the arts. When asked about his day, Young Men's President, Grant Jones said, "Today is a great day for Young Mens. We were able to make significant progress on our new music, got to know each other better through retreat, and gave, in my opinion, a highly engaging and crowd pleasing performance at Blooming Arts. Overall, this is a great start to the season for us!"
On Sunday, September 27th, Premier Choir gave their very first performance of the year at Villa Victoria. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts presents dynamic cross cultural collaborations in order to promote, preserve, and celebrate Latino culture. BCC performed as a part of their Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. This was a wonderful opportunity for BCC because although one of BCC's training choirs rehearses weekly at Villa Victoria, this was the first time a BCC choir had the chance to perform at a mainstage Villa Victoria event. Premier choir sang some old favorites and new soon-to-be favorites; new singers to PC did a great job in performing music they'd just learned like pros. After singing, some singers were able to stick around to hear the special guests of the event, Puerto Rican Choir, Camerata Coral, sing beautiful music with Latino roots. Overall, it was a great start to the season!