Community Spirit is a project run by B:Music in partnership with our Associate Artists, Black Voices. The project offers local community choirs the opportunity to share repertoire and perform as a collective in a large-scale concert in Symphony Hall.
All community choirs are welcome to take part in this annual event and we encourage all choral music genres from classical, pop, rock, gospel, folk, reggae and barbershop.
In 2019, over 350 Community Spirit singers entertained a live audience at Symphony Hall.
Through the pandemic, over 200 people took part in online workshops in a dedicated virtual space where our choral singers could connect through warm-ups, learn new songs and perform together from the safety of their own homes.
During lockdown Community Spirit held monthly Zoom sessions with different choral leaders. What a boost to join in learning a new piece and connecting with members of different choirs. It was such a positive experience and really helped us get through the isolation. That sums up what Community Spirit means to us - connecting and enjoying singing together in whatever way we can.
Anne & Phil Mapley, Lichfield Gospel Choir