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Boston Children’s Chorus to Receive National Youth Arts Award

We are pleased to announce this morning that the Boston Children’s Chorus, our neighbors here at 112 Shawmut, will be one of 12 recipients of the 2013 National Youth Arts and Humanities Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The BCC will be honored this afternoon at a special White House Ceremony where First Lady Michelle Obama will present the award.

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The Awards were launched in 1998 and are presented annually to outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs that are transforming the lives of young people. Programs that receive the award are honored for enriching their lives through engaging in the arts and humanities.

The BCC was started in 2003 and has rapidly grown ever since. They have almost 500 singers from 50 Boston area neighborhoods and 5 Boston locations. The organization has extensive music education programs for children of all ages and experience with diverse backgrounds and has traveled worldwide, singing in Mexico, Japan, Jordan, England, and throughout the United States.

We’re very proud to be neighbors with this great organization and excited to see them recognized for their great work in the city.

You can watch the live presentation of the awards this afternoon at 2:40pm ET or stay up to date with BCC’s latest by following them on Twitter @BCChorus