Listen or watch the“Big Sing” with 400+ young singers from East Boston

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More than 400 young singers gathered on March 21 at 10:30am at Excel Academy High School in East Boston

East Boston kids sing
Courtesy: BCC

Update March 28, 2023: Link to event photographs | Link to event video

(March 16, 2023)—Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) announces “Big Sing,” a special performance featuring more than 400 youth singers from East Boston. The concert, in English and Spanish, brings together the local student singers with special guest artist, Gaby Cotter from the Berklee College of Music, and a live band for a morning of joyful singing.

Taking place on Tuesday, March 21 at 10:30am at the Excel Academy High School (401 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128), tickets are free and open to the public (first-come, first served).

“Big Sing” builds on the community-based after school programming the BCC began last year with East Boston-based non-profit, ZUMIX. This performance draws in students from five partner schools in East Boston, and they’ll be performing for the first time as a large ensemble at this concert!

Conducted by Robert McFletcher and Nina Kasper, this special event is the culmination of a series of workshops at each school. Partner schools and educators are: Manon Michel from the Excel Greenway Academy; Bryan Bigelow from the Donald McKay School; Emily Dawson from The Curtis Guild School; Kramer Gibson from Umana Academy; and Claire Carney from Bradley Elementary School.

“Boston Children’s Chorus has loved being in such close collaboration with the amazing singers of East Boston to put this project together,” says Andrés Holder, Executive Director of BCC. “Convening this group of passionate and joyful voices in such an ambitious way is a new venture for us, and we can’t wait to feel the energy of this massive chorus when they meet for the first time on Tuesday of next week. East Boston is a neighborhood brimming with talent, and we are delighted to be part of it.”

About Gabby Cotter, Guest Artist:

Gaby Cotter is a Boston-based Panamanian singer, songwriter, and educator. Her work mixes the different colors of Latin-American sounds with jazz, blues, pop, and R&B. As a result, a mature musical proposal fascinating even the most knowledgeable listener.

Her powerful interpretive ability was influenced by the voices of big singers such as Ruben Blades, Mercedes Sosa, José José, Rocio Durcal, Tito Rodriguez, Eddie Gormé, La Lupe, Christina Aguilera, Olga Tañón, Celia Cruz, Shakira, just to mention a few.

Beyond a musical genre, she is moved by words, creating the perfect momentum to tell stories one song at a time. https://www.gabycotter.com/

Calendar Listing Information:

Boston Children’s Chorus: “Big Sing”
March 21, 2023 | 10:30 am
Excel Academy High School
401 Bremen Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Tickets: Free
RSVP link: https://bit.ly/BCCBigSing23

Please note, this is not a ticketed performance, and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) announces “Big Sing,” a special performance featuring more than 400 youth singers from East Boston. The concert brings together the local student singers along with special guest artist, Gaby Cotter from the Berklee College of Music for a morning of joyful singing!

About Boston Children’s Chorus


Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC)
was founded in 2003 by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who has worked for six decades to address the social problems facing Boston’s underserved children and communities. Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by The Boston Globe, BCC harnesses the power of music to connect Boston’s diverse communities, cultivate empathy, and inspire social inquiry. BCC choir programs include 11 choirs with singers from 110 different zip codes in and around Boston. BCC presents over 50 performances per season in a wide range of public and private events. They have performed in venues from Boston Symphony Hall, and Royal Albert Hall in London, to Sydney Opera House, and the White House.

To learn more, visit: https://www.bostonchildrenschorus.org/.

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Stephanie Janes, stephanie@stephaniejanespr.com, 617-419-0445