Episode 6: Creating Great Human Beings, One Song at a Time

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At Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) music is a catalyst to create social change. BCC Artistic Director Dr. Anthony Trecek-King recounts how kids from over 120 different zip codes come to the Chorus to learn about music, and are also given time to discuss and learn about their differences and how they can work together to become a more creative and cohesive community.

Anthony Trecek-KingDr. Anthony Trecek-King is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC). Under his direction the Chorus has earned a reputation as an ensemble of high distinction and in 2013 received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award from the White House. Dr. Trecek-King’s performances have been heralded as possessing a “surprising range of dynamics and depth of expression.”
He has collaborated on performances with Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Simon Halsey, Yo Yo Ma and Melinda Doolittle. In addition to Trecek-King’s conducting work he has hosted the choral music radio program “Together in Song,” presented two talks for TEDx Boston and is the host of the choral music television series “Sing That Thing” on WGBH Boston. He holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from Florida State University, and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Boston University.

In this clip, singers from the BCC were asked to give voice to the ‘Raw Truths’ in their lives, as part of a project with Raw Art Works in observance of MLK Day 2016:

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