Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 4:00p -
20 Old Colony Avenue
Boston, MA 02127
History, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
"They say our people were born on the water. They were made black by those who believed themselves to be white." -Nikole Hannah-Jones from the podcast 1619
Boston Children’s Chorus unites its voices to honor the resilience of a people that have formed the backbone of this country’s cultural heritage. In 1619, the first slave-bearing ship, the White Lion, arrived on the shores of North America, marking the onset of centuries-long injustice borne by black Americans. Drawing upon a rich artistic legacy, we share music that underscores the history of the African American experience and reflect on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The concert’s virtual choirs will feature over 300 singers from the Greater Boston area joined by Massachusetts-born opera star Andrea Baker. Singers have recorded the audio and video in their own homes, with BCC’s oldest singers using microphones and mixing software to edit their own tracks. The concert will feature nine virtual choir videos connected by spoken word and historical context, filmed at sites across the globe and hosted in BCC’s South Boston Headquarters.
RSVP at https://live.bostonchildrenschorus.org/
Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by The Boston Globe, BCC harnesses the power of music to connect our city’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry.
Been in the Storm, African American Folksong, arr. Robbie Jacobs
Steal Away, Traditional Spiritual, arr. Brian Tate
Mississippi Goddam, Nina Simone, arr. Nancy O’Connor
Joy in My Heart, Trad. and African American Folksong, arr. Rollo Dilworth
Let Me Fly, African American Spiritual, arr. Dilworth
Underdog, Alicia Keys, arr. Jacob Hiser and Jacobs
Take Me to the Water, African American Spiritual, arr. Dilworth
Love’s In Need of Love Today, Stevie Wonder, arr. Dr. Jeremy Fox
Andrea Baker, vocal soloist
We Shall Not Be Moved, African American Spiritual, arr. Ayanna Woods