October was a busy month for BCC! In addition to performing at Blooming Arts, the Samaritan's 5k, and Fenway Alliance's "Opening Our Doors Day", BCC gave another four performances and hosted singers from the American Boy Choir, held three retreats, a leadership training session, and a parent's meeting! Whew!
On October 10th, PC performed at the American Academy of Arts and Science's Induction Ceremony. The event was in Sanders Theater, which is always a wonderful space to sing in -- the acoustics are incredible. Notable speakers at the event were Emmylou Harris and James Earl Jones. We hope they enjoyed our singing!
On October 23rd, PC performed for the opening event of the first annual Boston Book Festival! This event, at Trinity Church, was especially enjoyable for PC singers because instead of waiting backstage, PC was seated on-stage for the duration of the event allowing singers see the others special guests (Livingston Taylor, Benjamin Zander and Richard Russo) do their thing. PC's performance inspired our new friend, Livingston Taylor, to remark, "I'm on to you guys like cheap whiskey!". We had a great time.
October 28th was a double performance day for BCC. Villa Victoria Training Choir gave a wonderful performance at Boston City Mission Society's first Community Appreciation Night. The CMS, an urban social justice agency, is the oldest multi-service agency in New England, and strives to unite and strengthen the community by focusing on homelessness prevention, youth peace promotion, and faith and community. Additionally, at almost exactly the same time, Premier Choir performed for arguably the most well-known African-American rabbi in the U.S., Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. What an exciting day!