A message from the Executive Director
Choir is, at its very heart, a community that must gather. The Chattanooga Boys Choir is, at its heart, a family. As we navigate these unchartered waters, we are grateful for the support we have received from families, alumni, and audience members alike. Most interestingly, this time of social distancing has been a time of tremendous collaboration and dialogue with Children’s and Community Choirs from across the country as we work together to make plans in the best interest of the health and safety of our choristers. It is an opportunity to remove the encumbrance of tradition and to consider new ways of advancing our mission.
While it is not possible to have a clear plan for the future at this moment, rest assured, the Chattanooga Boys Choir will continue in the fall. It will most certainly look different from a traditional season, but it will be filled with many of the same components: music education, artistic expression, leadership development, community and connection. We will continue to communicate with CBC families as well as those families who are considering the CBC for their student in the future.
In March and April, members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir "met" with twelve composers on Zoom to talk about music the choristers were preparing in the spring. Choristers asked questions to learn about the inspiration for those particular pieces, as well as to learn more about the composer - how many pieces have they written, why did they choose to become a composer, what did they study. We are grateful for the time these composers spent with our choristers!
The Chattanooga Boys Choir is Social Distance-SING until further notice
2019-2020 Season Celebration
Support the Arts in Tennessee
Did you know that you can support the arts in Tennessee through the purchase of ANY Tennessee specialty license plate? The Tennessee Specialty License Plate program helps to provide tickets to Hamilton County students to attend the Chattanooga Boys Choir Singing Christmas Tree (and lots of other arts field trips) for free!
Members of the CBC at the ground breaking of the new Erlanger Children's Hospital with UT coach Butch Jones.
Chattanooga Boys Choir hosts community sing as part of #AVoice4Peace initiative
In 2017 and 2018, the Chattanooga Boys Choir hosted community sings to promote peace in and beyond the local community. The 2017 event featured Ukuthula, a South African call for piece. This event was part of the #AVoice4Peace using song to raise awareness of peace in the community and around the world. The 2018 community sing included Abbie Betinis' composition of Love Is Love, part of the recently released Justice Songbook. Videos of these events are included above and can also be found on the CBC FaceBook page.
Are you interested in joining the Chattanooga Boys Choir?
We meet with families any time during the year and hold Open Houses in April. Click here to learn more about joining the choir.
The Chattanooga Boys Choir is grateful for the support of these organizations and businesses:
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