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Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus
Next concert series May 20 and May 22 in Watertown!
85 intergenerational singers, 28 towns


Who We Are

The Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus is a unique and vibrant community chorus. We’re wonderfully eclectic in both our makeup and our repertoire.

GBIC performing at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre


Our 83 singers come from 29 Boston-area towns, and we welcome all who love to sing from ages 10-110. We sing in many different musical styles – world, contemporary, traditional, jazz, classical, folk, novelty, gospel and more! Most importantly, we have a great time together. It’s a lovely, supportive community, a bit different from a typical chorus – not quite as demanding or formal as some, yet we reach a high level of musicality and artistry.


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We sing pieces that are relatively easy to learn but sophisticated musically.  We sometimes do some quick musical activity in the middle of our rehearsal that helps us get to know each other a bit.



Reading music is not required, but it helps. Some of our members are incredibly experienced and talented (and have sung semi-professionally) and some have only sung in the shower.


joanneJoanne Hammil is a nationally-renowned composer, performer, choral director, music educator and recording artist. She graduated Smith College with a B.A. in music and has been a musician and music educator ever since.  Her original music has been widely performed, recorded and published. Her creative leadership takes her from coast to coast presenting workshops and programs for national conferences, institutes, festivals, community sings and schools.

Joanne has released CDs and songbooks of her original songs. Her most recent album, Don’t Give Me a Label,  was released in fall 2016.  To learn more about her work and her own music, visit Joanne’s web site (www.joannehammil.com).




Uplifting and Joyful Concerts – Please Join Us!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018  4:00 p.m.

First Parish Church, 35 Church Street,Watertown (behind Watertown Square)

  • No advance tickets necessary
  • Suggested $10 donation at door
  • Everyone welcome

As usual our concert repertoire is varied and fun, with pieces ranging from beautiful and poignant to dramatic and powerful, from serene and earnest to lively and hilarious.

Here’s a sampling of our winter 2017-18 repertoire:

One Day – Matisiyahu


Another Train – Pete Morton

Rock & Roll Music

Waka Waka – from Central Africa

Unison in Harmony – Coope, Boyes & Simpson


Hope to see you at our next concerts!