One City Choir

Year: 
2016
Date(s): 
July 18–July 27, 2016
Location: 
Hatch Shell, Boston, MA

The One City Choir, launched in the summer of 2012, is a large symphonic choir comprising committed and passionate singers from all of Boston’s 20 neighborhoods and many surrounding communities. The choir takes its name from the words of Boston civic leader Hubie Jones, who has advocated that “Boston can be one city through arts and culture.”

The choir, sponsired by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, will be featured on  the Verdi and Valkyries program, Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 PM (rain date, Thursday, July 28). One of the greatest dramatic singers of her generation, Jane Eaglen, soprano, headlines a powerhouse program. Choral selections include the opening of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, and the New England premiere of the original 1869 version of Verdi’s Libera me, which five years later he transformed into the dramatic conclusion of the Requiem.

All singers in the Boston area who have experience singing in choirs are invited to join the One City Choir. The One City Choir will be joined by the Back Bay Chorale and by a children’s choir from the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. Scott Allen Jarrett, music director of the Back Bay Chorale, will prepare the choir, and Christopher Wilkins will conduct the performance.
 
Boston Landmarks Orchestra will provide online access to practice copies for you to learn your music, and sufficient original printed copies will be obtained for the performance.

Rehearsal dates are as follows:  Monday, July 18, 7-10 pm;  Tuesday, July 19, 7-10 pm;  Thursday, July 21, 7-10 pm; Sunday, July 24, 2-5 pm;  Sunday, July 25, 5-7 pm; Tuesday, July 26, 7-10 pm;  Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 pm (sound check).

If you would like to join the One City Choir, please follow this link and complete the registration form: http://tinyurl.com/onecity2016

Contact telephone: 
Massachusetts
Boston