One of the hidden gems of Rochester is the Bach Children’s Chorus, a children’s singing group in residence at Nazareth University. My son has been singing with the group for two years, and I wanted to share information about the group since they will be holding auditions for next year’s chorus very shortly.
The Bach Children’s Chorus has been a great musical experience for our son, and anyone who has a child between the ages of 8-16 who really enjoys singing, should check out the BCC.
While listening to the group singing at their last concert, I was thinking about all the experiences my son has had as part of the chorus. The children all receive in-depth study of music theory. They often sing in foreign languages: Latin, French, German, Hebrew, Italian etc.
Daniel has gotten used to the sounds of each language, and it has clearly helped him in his French studies this year. The BCC kids are also exposed to different types of music: classical, spiritual, present-day, etc. And, of course, they perform and have the opportunity to meet many key people in the music world. Last year, they performed for the Von Trapp grandchildren in Vermont. This year, the group performed the National Anthem at the Mets/Phillies Major League Baseball Game.
Can you imagine performing the National Anthem in front of 45,760 people? That’s a larger crowd than Bruce Springsteen performed for the previous night back in Rochester.
That’s what I love about BCC. Tons of musical experiences and the growing confidence that comes with performing in public. Great life experiences for all of us.
To learn about the Bach Children’s Chorus and upcoming auditions, visit their webpage at www.bachkidsusa.org.