BOSTON — The Boston Children’s Chorus is bringing the show on the road this summer.
“We’ve been in Dorchester, Chelsea, Mattapan, Chinatown and other places,” Robbie Jacobs said.
Jacobs is the executive producer of the BCC’s new program called We Sing.
It’s a summer-long series of free, weekend community singing events in public parks throughout Boston neighborhoods.
“We’ve intentionally decided to run these workshops all around the city so that we can make sure we get to lots of communities and that we are not excluding anyone on the base of geography,” Jacobs said.
In addition to performances, there are games and workshops at each event. They learn songs, explore the power and expression of voice and talk about what songs mean to us emotionally.
All community members of all ages and skill level are invited to join BCC singers during the We Sing events.
For many of the kids in the chorus, this is the first opportunity they’ve had to sing together in-person, since before the pandemic.
“It feels so nice to finally just get outside and get with people and sing and have fun and stuff like that,” 15-year-old Graciela Rodriguez said.
The next event is Saturday, August 21 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Brockton City Hall.
The BCC is also hosting an outdoor workshop at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library on Thursday, August 26 from 12:30pm-1:15pm.
The season’s final event will be on Boston Common on September 25.
For more information on the Boston Children’s Chorus and the We Sing program, click here.
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