100 Dorchester Children Unite for Peace - Boston City Singers perform at 2nd Annual Children Sing for Peace Concert
Boston City Singers is pleased to announce its 2nd annual concert to commemorate the spirit and strength of music as the community continues to heal from the tragedy at the 2013 Boston Marathon. The concert, entitled Children Sing for Peace, will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm at St. Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02124. The event is free, though donations will be gladly accepted.
Under the direction Jane Money, Josh DeWitte, Dan Ryan and Kimani Lumsden, the concert will feature four Dorchester divisions of Boston City Singers including the World Rhythm Ensemble. “Singing helps to soothe a community personally and profoundly affected by last April’s tragedy,” said Ms. Money. A donation will be made to the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, honoring the young neighborhood boy who was killed at the Marathon finish line.
The hour-long concert aims to exemplify Martin’s ideals of peace and cooperation, which have been captured in the viral photograph of him holding a sign that reads, “No more hurting people—Peace.” This event, held in the heart of Dorchester, will bring community members together for an evening of uplifting music to celebrate the resilience of the community.
Boston City Singers is Boston’s largest youth chorus program dedicated to training and inspiring the musician, student, and ambassador in singers, ages 4-18. Founded in 1995 to provide opportunities for Boston’s inner-city youth, Boston City Singers now has over 500 singers who rehearse in several locations in Dorchester as well as Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Norwell, Weymouth and Cambridge (Cambridge Children’s Chorus). Auditions for new singers take place throughout the year and tuition scholarships are available based on need.
Boston City Singers is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For more information, visit www.bostoncitysingers.org