Cambridge Children's Chorus
We provide the highest level of musical training and performance opportunities while transforming lives, one voice at a time.
Monday, September 11 – Thursday, December 21
This is a recurring opportunity. Thu, January 4 2024 – Sun, June 2 2024
Semester I: September 11 - December 21, 2023. Semester II: January 4 - June 2, 2024.
Classes happen at different times for each age group:
- Kodaly, Mondays 4:00 - 4:45 PM
- Cantare, Tuesdays 4:15 - 6:15 pm
- Melody Makers (MM)/Training Chorus Thursdays, 3:45 - 4: 45 PM
- MM and Training Chorus, 4:45 - 5:45 PM
Ages: 4 to 13.
Grades Junior Kindergarten through 9th grade.
Students can start at age 4. Programs in Cambridge go to age 13, in Dorchester they run 4 - high school.
- Kodály Singing Class (4 yr. olds - K)
- Melody Makers (grades 1-2)
- Training Chorus (grades 3 -5)
- Cantare (grades 6-9)
- Tour Choir (grades 7-11) in Dorchester
- Sign-up is ongoing
Registration can happen at any point throughout the year.
The process is to call or email Wendy Silverberg to discuss the child's interest (no previous experience required), provide her with a video of the child singing "Happy Birthday" or their favorite song, discuss which program best suits the child, register online and join in! We accept new singers throughout the year so there are no deadlines.
- Kodály Singing Class – Annual Tuition - $450 - 45 minutes weekly
- Melody Makers - Annual Tuition - $450 - 45 minutes weekly
- Training Chorus - Annual Tuition - $550 - 60 minutes weekly
- Cantare (grades 6-9) - Annual Tuition - $800 90 minutes weekly
- Tour Choir (grades 7-11) in Dorchester) - Annual Tuition - $950 – 2 - 7 hours weekly
Tuition for members joining after November 1 will be prorated.
- Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available
- Sliding scale based on income
Boston City Singers is a member of the Massachusetts Card to Culture program ensuring low-income families are able to participate in cultural programs regardless of means. In general, we provide need-based full and partial scholarships. We admit singers regardless of their ability to pay. It is our desire to meet the needs of a culturally diverse group of singers. Our general Financial Aid policy is that any child with a desire to sing will not be turned away for inability to pay. We do ask that all families pay at least $50 (Kodaly Singing Classes, Kodaly Singers, and Neighborhood Training Chorus) per semester to encourage a meaningful and consistent relationship with each family. Cantare and Tour Choir's minimum tuition per semester is $100. Should those figures present a hardship, we work with families to ensure there are no barriers to participation. This applies to tour fees as well.
- In-person only.
1991 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
We are completely remote until further notice.
Our mission is to provide the highest level of musical training and wide-ranging performance opportunities to young people ages 4-high school, inspiring personal development, celebrating diversity, and fostering goodwill. Our vision is to transform the lives of inner-city young people one voice at a time, developing each heart to live with compassion in a world of differences. With a focus on inclusion, access, and social justice, we are known for our family atmosphere where diversity of all kinds is acknowledged and welcomed. Ours is a special community where “love is born, peace is kept, and magic is real.” As a nonprofit organization, we served nearly 500 children ages 4-18 in 15 programs throughout the metro-Boston pre-pandemic in our Cambridge, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain locations. We seek to rebuild our membership to that level in 2-4 years. Our programs are gateways to life-changing experiences.