By David Patterson – Boston Musical Intelligencer
(Review) Boston Children’s Chorus, 70-voices strong, burst through Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Calderwood Hall Saturday with“It’s Been 15!” The program spoke as much to the ensemble’s durability as to its widespread recognition. In 2013, its founding year, BCC received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from the White House.
How could this be—so finely tuned youth to the pitch of the music and the poem!
Touting successes, though, seems secondary to wanting to get its real message out. “Boston Children’s Chorus is a creative social integration organization that unites area children ages 7-18 across differences of race, religion and socioeconomic status to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music.”
And that is just what the many on hand at Calderwood Hall experienced: an exuberant and memorable hour coming the weekend before America’s native holiday, Thanksgiving.