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Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus
Next concert series Jan. 16 and 20 in Watertown!
85 intergenerational singers, 28 towns

Performances

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.

 

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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.

Director

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).

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Performances

Uplifting and Joyful Concerts – Please Join Us!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018  7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 20, 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 Spring 2017 repertoire:

One Voice – The Wailin’ Jennys

Scat Round

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Seasons of Love

Sithi Jabula – African Spiritual

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

 

Hope to see you at our next concerts!