Monday, November 23, 2009

Mass Advocates for Children 40th Anniversary Celebration and WGBH Open House!

On November 13th, Premier and Young Men's Ensemble performed for the Massachusetts Advocates for Children 40th Anniversary Celebration. During its forty-year history, MAC has been at the forefront of statewide advocacy efforts to protect and expand the rights of children in urban education reform, special education, and other critical areas. MAC’s constituency has always been those children who face the greatest barriers to educational success, due to disability, race/ethnicity, language and/or poverty. After an introduction from our own Hubie Jones, PC sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" while a slide-show honoring the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a showtunes fan, was projected behind the choir. BCC was glad to be apart of honoring Senator Kennedy's legacy and extraordinary legislative successes on behalf of children, education, and people with disabilities.

On November 17th, PC performed at WGBH's Member Open House where WGBH members enjoyed tours of WGBH's state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, and got the behind-the-scenes details on the creative process at WGBH. Premier Choir gave a performance every half an hour for the duration of the event making it possible for us to reach over a hundred people over the course of then night. Singing in the Fraser Performance Center brought back memories of the wonderful recording sessions we did at WGBH for our new CD, "This is the Sound of Harmony" copies of which were sold at the event. Between performances, we had the special chance to meet and catch up with our pals Curious George and Rough Ruffman, from Fetch with Ruff Ruffman. Fun was had by all!

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