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by Boston Children's Chorus

Boston's award-winning "Ambassadors of Harmony," led by President/Artistic Director Anthony Trecek-King, have traveled the globe sharing their vision for a world united by music. Now, listen to their powerful meditations on nature and the passing of time.
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1. Spring
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2. Summer
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3. Autumn
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4. Winter
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5. Home
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6. Snow By Morning
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7. Madame White Snake: "Spring Song"
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8. Madame White Snake: "Summer Song"
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9. Madame White Snake: "Autumn Song"
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10. Madame White Snake: "Winter Song"
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11. Flower of Beauty
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12. Gartenlieder, Op. 3, No. 6: "Im Wald"
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13. Amazing Grace
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Album Notes
Growth. Change. Repetition. Renewal. SEASONS.

Measuring our own life experiences against nature’s patterns, seasons enable us to track the passage of time both linearly and cyclically. Cultivating community with singers, their families and friends, and the residents of greater Boston, the Boston Children’s Chorus seeks to enrich people’s lives through meaningful performances and conversations that inspire personal and collective growth. At the same time, we return each year to musical traditions such as our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute concert – an event that has shaped our organization and the young people who comprise it. Past and present, tradition and variation, all interacting in one dynamic moment: this is what seasons are to BCC, and these are the characteristics we celebrate on this recording.

Listening to SEASONS, you’ll hear our top-level Premier Chorus and Young Men’s Ensemble perform a varied selection of compositions inspired by nature and its cycles of growth and change. Joshua Shank’s song cycle depicts the sounds of the seasons with striking poetry and washes of impressionistic color. Stephen Feigenbaum’s “Home” is sung from the perspective of a young child who imagines herself to be the sun in even the darkest seasons of her mother’s life. The selections for children’s chorus from Zhou Long’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera "Madame White Snake" feature delicate and at times playful musings on the seasons in China. BCC performed in the opera’s debut run in 2010; now we are excited to share these wonderful pieces with a larger audience.

Our CD concludes with Jackson Berkey’s powerful arrangement of “Amazing Grace,” which we offer as a tribute to the grace of the donors and families who sustain us in all seasons. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that BCC continues to have an impact in the lives of young people and in the greater Boston community. We hope you enjoy this music as much as we enjoy singing it.


Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by the Boston Globe, BCC presents over 50 performances per season in a wide range of public and private events across the city of Boston and beyond. Some of our recent achievements include:

-- RECIPIENT 2015 Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award from Chorus America, recognizing BCC’s commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and furthering African-American choral traditions.

-- WINNER 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, distinguishing BCC as one of the top arts and humanities-based programs in the nation; BCC accepted the award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

-- WINNER 2013 ArtsFwd Business Unusual National Challenge from EmcArts, Inc, supporting big ideas and the necessary tools to take on adaptive challenges around anti-bias and empathy training.

-- RECIPIENT 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young Leadership Award from Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries



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