One City Choir 2016

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One City Choir 2016

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is thrilled to announce the return of its One City Choir this summer! The choir 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.

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 23 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.”

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.

The vocal scores for the One City Choir to use for practice purposes may be found at, and sufficient original printed copies will be obtained for the performance.

Monday, July 18 7:00-10:00 PM Rehearsal Emmanuel Church
Tuesday, July 19 7:00-10:00 PM Rehearsal Emmanuel Church
Thursday, July 21 7:00-10:00 PM Rehearsal Emmanuel Church
Sunday, July 24 2:00-5:00 PM Rehearsal United Parish, Brookline
Monday, July 25 5:00-7:00 PM Rehearsal Kresge Auditorium (MIT)
Tuesday, July 26 7:00-10:00 PM Rehearsal Hatch Shell
Wednesday, July 27 5:30 PM Sound Check Hatch Shell
Wednesday, July 27 7:00 PM CONCERT Hatch Shell
Thursday, July 28 7:00 PM RAIN DATE Hatch Shell

Emmanuel Church is located in Boston’s Back Bay at 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. United Parish is at 210 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446, just south of Coolidge Corner, and the entrance to the parish hall is on Marion Street. Kresge Auditorium is located at 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Please note that the choir will be standing on risers during much of the performance. If you are unable to stand for this length of time, we will make every effort to accommodate you, but until we know the final size of the choir, we cannot determine if we can fit chairs or stools on the stage.

If you would like to join the One City Choir, please follow this link and complete the registration form:

You may also register by sending an email to or calling the Landmarks Choir Hotline at  (617) 934-4967. Please do not call the main office number.

Please provide the following information (fields with an asterisk are required):

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Choir Affiliation (if any)
ZIP Code*