The Boston Symphony Children's Choir (BSCC)



The Boston Symphony Children's Choir (BSCC) officially announced as a permanent ensemble of the BSO
The BSCC performs with the BSO, Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus at Symphony Hall, as well as at Tanglewood.

After holding auditions for nearly 200 children in the fall of 2017, sixty-five singers grades 5-9 were selected by BSO Choral Director James Burton to take part in the BSO's January 2018 performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 3. These concerts featured the BSO, Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Mahler 3 Children's Choir under the baton of Maestro Andris Nelsons. Following the success of that project, the Boston Symphony Children's Choir (BSCC) was officially announced as a permanent ensemble of the BSO. The BSCC continues to perform with the BSO, Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in performances during the Winter Season in Symphony Hall, as well as during Holiday Pops, Spring Pops and at Tanglewood.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Boys and girls grades 5-9 will be considered for BSCC membership
  • All boys must have unchanged treble voices
  • There is no cost to being a member of the BSCC

Auditioning for the BSCC

  • Auditions for the BSCC last approximately 5 minutes each.
  • Auditionees are asked to sing a song which they know well. This can be something with accompaniment (a pianist will be provided), or sung unaccompanied. It should last no longer than 2 minutes (but shorter than that is OK, too). The music should be something they are comfortable singing; anything from their best rendition of Happy Birthday, or My Country 'tis of Thee, to their favorite show song or a verse of a hymn tune will be just fine.
  • After singing their song, auditionees will be asked to do some simple ear training tests (pitch matching, etc), vocal range exercises and some simple sight reading.

To be contacted in advance of future audition dates for BSCC, please click here to complete the online application form.


For more information, please contact bscc@bso.org.