Advancing the Spirit of Community
We believe that music should not be limited to those who can visit the concert hall. Our Bridges program, launched in 2013, is an integral part of the Back Bay Chorale’s mission to celebrate and share the unifying power of music with our community.
We are also very excited to announce that we have a new leader for our Bridges program. Corey Dalton Hart is a renowned tenor, maintains an active private voice studio in Boston, and is a member of the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Corey believes in fostering versatility in his students in order to give them optimal chance for success. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory of Music. We are happy to have Corey lead our Bridges ESOL Chorus, and we know you will enjoy singing for him. Read more about Corey here >.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Visits the ESOL Chorus
Listen to WBZ NewsRadio 1030's interview with former Director of Community Engagement Katherine Chan, about our ESOL Chorus.
Boston Chorus Aims To Help Non-English Speakers Hone The Language >
Music and English are universal languages. Everyone should have access to these languages without fear of making mistakes, whether spoken or sung. In partnership with the Boston Public Library, our Bridges ESOL Singing Group provides participants with an opportunity to make vocal music, improve their English language skills, and develop friendships with singers—within the ESOL community as well as with singers from Back Bay Chorale. Bridges participants meet each Tuesday morning to learn basic singing skills and songs in English. At the end of each class, they have the opportunity to make new friends and practice their English conversation skills. No previous music skills are required.
About the Video
In February 2021, the ESOL Chorus and participants of The Complete Chorister recorded "We Shall Overcome", that most famous anthem of the American civil rights movement.