Monday, November 9, 2009

CD Release! Documentary Preview! Fall Concert!

Last week was a BIG ONE for BCC. How many choirs can say they released a CD, held a documentary screening, and hosted a self-produced concert featuring over 400 kids, many of whom were on-stage for the very first time, in one week? Well... the Boston Children's Chorus can!

Our newest, soon-to-be-on-iTunes CD, titled "This is the Sound of Harmony" was released this past Thursday, and already, hundreds of copies have been sold and it is receiving rave reviews. The CD features songs of a variety of styles from the past three years, and accurately captures the amount of growth that BCC has experienced in so little time.

Additionally, members of the BCC community and the Boston community at large gathered in the Boston Public Libary's Rabb Hall to view a preview for Olivia Spaletta's documentary on our tour to Jordan this past summer. Watching the preview brought back great memories for singers and staff alike, and very accurately depicted the experiences and emotions of traveling to Jordan.

On Saturday, November 7th, BCC's first self-produced concert of the year, featuring all nine choirs of the Boston Children's Chorus, titled "A La Carte" was held at Tremont Temple. The concert was a tremendous success on all levels. For many BCC singers, it was their first time performing with the chorus and all singers really rose to the occasion. Managing 400 singers of course creates some logistical challenges, but thanks to wonderful planning and the help of City Year volunteers, the day ran very smoothly.

Finally, on November 8th, singers from Premier Choir had the joy of performing at Pine Street Inn's "Knit-A-Thon" where committed volunteers were able to create over 40 blankets for Pine Street's Supportive Housing Program.

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