MILTON, MA, ISSUED FEBRUARY 2, 2023… South Shore Children’s Chorus Performs at Sold-Out Concert, Announces New Ensembles
The South Shore Children’s Chorus recently performed its annual Winter Concert at Milton High School before a sold-out crowd of over 600 patrons. The concert was also live-streamed for the first time and had viewers from coast to coast. Chorus members from grades K-12 sang in various groupings throughout the 90-minute concert. “The JOY that radiated from all brought tears to my eyes!” exclaimed Board Member Barbara Massey who sat in attendance at her first SSCC concert post-pandemic. “South Shore Children’s Chorus has been built on the rock of accessibility and inclusion - especially with our no auditions policy,” said Founder and Artistic Director, Kirsten Oberoi. “None of the students on stage are auditioned and no one has to sing by themselves before joining us.” Oberoi continued, “One has to keep that in mind when you hear how amazing our students are.”
Oberoi is grateful that she gets to wake up every day and do her job. If you have ever listened to her podcast, Choral Connectivity www.choralconnectivity.com, it is clear that the main focus of her work is engaging children with music in new ways. In addition to an amazing concert full of innovation, joy, and gorgeous sound (and even a beatbox artist for percussion) came an important announcement.
Former Training, Intermediate and Advanced Choirs have been rebranded to UPBEAT, AMPLIFY, DYNAMIC and RESONATE. The reason behind this change is nothing short of genius. “There are no auditions, we value learning over knowing. If you are willing to learn, you have a place at SSCC,” said Oberoi. “The impactful idea of labeling kids with words of fun encouragement versus singing levels has always been the standard of SSCC culture. Moments of inspiration and impact want to be repeated, which is why children keep coming back and SSCC is growing,” Oberoi added.
More and more people are being drawn to SSCC’s mission. SSCC offers rehearsals in four locations - Quincy, Hanover, Sharon and Bridgewater; 17 classes per week for over 170 students. No audition is required and financial assistance is offered if needed. If you know a singer who would thrive in a focused, engaging and joyful experience, please contact SSCC. To learn more about the SSCC, register for classes, or help support the SSCC mission, visit: www.sscchorus.org or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the South Shore Children’s Chorus
The South Shore Children’s Chorus is headquartered in Quincy, MA, and has members representing 30 local towns including Avon, Boston, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cohasset, Dedham, Duxbury, E. Bridgewater, Easton, Foxborough, Hanover, Hingham, Marshfield, Milton, Needham, Norton, Norwood, Pembroke, Plainville, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Rockland, Scituate, Sharon, Walpole, W. Bridgewater, and Weymouth. SSCC has four rehearsal sites in Quincy, Hanover, Sharon, and Bridgewater. SSCC believes that the individual child is the priority, vocal music is the vessel by which we connect and inspire, and excellence is the byproduct of operating with a student-first philosophy. Since its founding in 2016, SSCC has been a hub for community arts engagement, and a safe space and loving community for young people to learn, to grow, and to find their unique voice. SSCC is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.
To view a clip from the concert visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gALI7S3jKDU