One City Choir 2017

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One City Choir 2017

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

The choir will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM (rain date, Thursday, August 3) at the DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell.

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 again be joined by the Back Bay Chorale. Scott Allen Jarrett, music director of the Back Bay Chorale, will prepare the choir, and Christopher Wilkins will conduct the performance.

Prospective members are encouraged to attend an optional open house on Monday, June 12 from 7:15-9:30 PM. Scott Allen Jarrett will lead a reading of the Beethoven, and members of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra staff will answer any questions you may have about participating in the One City Choir. This will be an informal, optional get-together. You will not be auditioned.

Music will be provided.

Rehearsals are as follows:

(Rehearsal locations will be announced later this spring.)

Monday, June 12 7:15-9:30 PM Open House/Read-Through (optional)
Tuesday, July 25 7:30-9:30 PM Rehearsal
Thursday, July 27 7:30-9:30 PM Rehearsal
Sunday, July 30 3:00-5:30 PM Rehearsal
Monday, July 31 5:30-7:00 PM Rehearsal with Orchestra
Tuesday, August 1 7:30-10:30 PM Rehearsal with Orchestra (exact choir call TBA)
Wednesday, August 2 5:30 PM Sound Check Hatch Shell
Wednesday, August 2 7:00 PM CONCERT Hatch Shell
Thursday, August 3 Rain date (5:30 PM sound check / 7:00 PM concert) Hatch Shell


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 NEW One City Choir Hotline at (617) 870-4214. Please do not call the main office number.

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

Phone Number*
Voice Part*
Choir Affiliation (if any)
ZIP Code*