One City Choir 2018

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One City Choir 2018

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

The choir will perform Verdi’s Messa da Requiem on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 PM (rain date, Thursday, August 2) 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.

Please note that the Verdi Requiem is approximately 90 minutes long. There will be a brief break at approximately the 60 minute mark, during which the choir will leave the stage. The choir will be divided into two sections, one group will be on stage behind the orchestra, and will not have chairs. The second group will be down in front of the stage, and a limited number of chairs will be set up nearby to allow singers to sit during the solo arias. Please indicate on your registration if you are unable to stand for the 60 minutes of the first part.

Music may be accessed and downloaded via the following link: https://tinyurl.com/verdi2018. Printed copies will also be available at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals are as follows:

Mon., June 25 6:30-9:30 PM Rehearsal United Parish Brookline (Sanctuary)
Tues., June 26 6:30-9:30 PM Rehearsal United Parish Brookline (Willett Hall)
Tues., July 24 6:30-9:30 PM Rehearsal United Parish Brookline (Willett Hall)
Thurs., July 26 6:30-9:30 PM Rehearsal United Parish Brookline (Willett Hall)
Sun., July 29 6:00-9:00 PM Rehearsal United Parish Brookline (Willett Hall)
Mon., July 30 7:00-10:00 PM Rehearsal with Orchestra Boston Conservatory, 132 Ipswich St.
Tues., July 31 7:30-10:30 PM Rehearsal with Orchestra Hatch Shell
Weds., August 1 5:30 PM Sound Check Hatch Shell
Weds., August 1 7:00 PM CONCERT Hatch Shell
Thurs., August 2 Rain date
(5:30 PM sound check / 7:00 PM concert)
Hatch Shell


United Parish:  210 Harvard St.,  Brookline, MA  02446
Boston Conservatory:  Room 106, 132 Ipswich St.,  Boston MA,  02215

*You must be able to attend at least 3 of the 4 rehearsals between June 25 and July 26, and all of the rehearsals between July 29 and August 1 to participate.

**UPDATE: As of May 22, registration is closed for Sopranos and Altos. Registration for Tenors and Basses will remain open until further notice. Sopranos and Altos will be placed on a waiting list.

If you would like to join the One City Choir, please follow this link and complete the registration form: tinyurl.com/2018VerdiChoir

Please do not call our main office number.