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Learn about and SING music by Bach, Gjeilo, Brahms and Dvorak in this preview of NVC's 2016-17 season. Free. And join us for our annual post-sing visit to the Pub on Littleton Common!Find out more »
10am Overview of upcoming year, vote on new Board members, breakout groups.
11am will be the vocal workshop with "movement exercises to help find great alignment, breath exerciese...And some nice, embodied singing to end the session and send folks off in to their day."
All members of a GBCC organization are welcome to attend this FREE meeting and workshop.Find out more »
Holden Chapel at Harvard University. Join GBCC members for a panel discussion co-presented with Boston Singers Resource. Panel includes: Jennifer Ritvo Hughes, Executive Director, Cantata Singers Sarah Spinella, Marketing Manager, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Eric Christopher Perry, Artistic Director, Renaissance Men David Carrier, Music Director, Commonwealth ChoraleFind out more »
Teri Kowiak will lead a workshop on the basics of performing chant, including historically-informed singing style, the basics of modes and modal tuning, rhythm and rhetoric, regional Latin pronunciation, and tips on how to perform chant as an ensemble. The workshop will also touch on historical and modern notation systems, featuring those used for Gregorian chant and the music of Hildegard von Bingen. The workshop will run approximately two hours. Teri Kowiak is a professional singer and voice teacher based…Find out more »
Want to create memorable performances with new collaborators but don't know where to start? This "speed dating"-structured wine and cheese reception provides an opportunity to discuss programming ideas and collaborative interests with like-minded choirs, artists and arts organizations. This event is recommended for: Artistic/Music Directors and those in your organization who are knowledgeable about programming ideas and vision. (Most attendees will be from choral groups, but we encourage representatives of other types of arts organizations interested in collaborating with choirs!)…Find out more »
Join GBCC at MassCreative's second Arts Matter Advocacy Day at the State House. This is a great opportunity to "channel your arts advocacy energy... to show our state political leaders that arts still matter in Massachusetts"! Visit the Arts Matter Advocacy Day website to RSVP and learn more about the event. Please note we'll be having a GBCC member meet-up from 8:30-9:30am at Caffe Nero (560 Washington St.) and then make our way to the Paramount. Be sure to pick up your "boston sings" button at…Find out more »
Join us for our annual meeting where we will network, review the year's programming and operations, and discuss plans for the 2017-18 season. (Note new date: Tuesday, 5/23.) We will be in the dining hall at All Saints Parish (lower level). All members of the consortium are invited. Please bring a potluck dish to share!Find out more »
GBCC opening meeting: Saturday Sept. 23, 10am at Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church,* 155 Powder House Boulevard, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144. Come to network with old friends and new, hear about this year's programming, meet our new Administrative Coordinator, and vote for your Board members! Join in the breakout group discussions on recruitment and fundraising. Bring season flyers to distribute! Breakfast muchies and coffee will be provided. *Parking is available behind the West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Blvd.), accessible via Raymond…Find out more »
Thinking of creating or redoing your own or your ensemble's website but don't know where to begin? When is outside design help necessary? GBCC's Alex Speir and Boston Singers' Resource's Margaret Felice will walk us through the basics of web design principles, popular platforms, and best practices. Held in collaboration with Boston Singers' Resource.Find out more »
Are you looking for new and exciting ways to engage audiences and supporters in your choir’s mission beyond sending an annual appeal letter? At this meeting we’ll chat with fellow members about their experiences organizing fundraising events (Boston Cecilia) and crowdfunding (Spectrum Singers). We may also talk about the season's "Giving Tuesday" if there's time. We welcome you and/or your board members to share your choir’s tips for success and lessons learned! Note: We will meet in the church’s Lawrence…Find out more »
Note: This workshop is FREE for those affiliated with GBCC member choirs in good standing and but is also open to the general public for $10. We ask all participants to please register in advance for the workshop using this link: vocalwarmup.eventbrite.com After an eight-year hiatus, Angelynne Hinson and Amy Lieberman are thrilled to return to GBCC to present a new workshop. They hope to offer a fresh look at how each of us can better assess our strengths and…Find out more »
This presentation is recommended for: Those in your choir who are responsible for marketing/PR or music distribution. The opportunity to share recordings on the internet has become an essential way for choirs of all stripes to engage with longstanding fans and new listeners alike. With so many evolving digital platforms available, from iTunes to YouTube to a choir’s own website, what are the best ways for your choir to strategically market its music online, and what are the copyright and…Find out more »