If you are looking for a great podcast with causal and candid conversation with Boston area musicians then look no further than Above the Basement. Created by Chuck Clough and Ronnie Hirschberg, their goal is to highlight the many interesting people and stories that are shaping the Boston Music community. Back in December Chuck and Ronnie headed over to the home of the Boston Children’s Chorus where we sat down with one of my partners in crime Ben Hires and some singer. Below is an excerpt from their website and links to the show. Happy listening.
recorded December 14, 2017
We all have a voice but seldom can we come together to sing in harmony. The BCC makes this possible literally and figuratively from as early as age 7 and continuing throughout high-school.
From over 100 zip codes in the greater Boston area, this group of 450 young singers meet each week to learn, rehearse and perform under the guidance of artistic director Anthony Trecek-King and executive producer Ben Hires.
As Dr. Martin Luther King day approaches, the BCC not only prepares for their concert in Symphony Hall, they reflect on his legacy and the everyday impact of his message on their own lives and the city of Boston.
Listen to our two part conversation below, where Anthony, Ben and several members of this outstanding and creative chorus discuss the connections among new friends, and the power of harmony.
(photographs by Michelle Gendreau)