Boston City Singers will be performing ‘Winter Stars’ show in JP, Dot this month

The Boston City Singers will celebrate the holidays with free community concerts in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain this month. The organization’s annual Winter Stars concert will feature songs of hope and joy from around the world performed by children from the Dorchester and Jamaica Plain programs.

The Dorchester show will take place at 3 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 17 at St. Ann Church, 434 Neponset Ave. The show will include Boston City Singers’ Training Chorus, Cantare, Harmony and Tour Choir. Dorchester’s Tour Choir recently completed a three-week summer music residency in South Africa.

The Jamaica Plain concert will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 16 at Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave., showcasing the musical talents of Boston City Singers’ preschool and elementary school-aged singers, along with the newest teen choir, Harmony.

Admission to each concert is free, although donations to Boston City Singers’ Scholarship Fund are encouraged and will be accepted at the door. Since its establishment in 1995, Boston City Singers’ programs have served children from Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs offering musical education and life-skills training to children aged 4-18 regardless of financial need.