Rising Up: Urban Youth Choruses

May 22, 2010

 "As the independent children's chorus movement has matured, one recent phenomenon is the emergence of urban youth choruses - ensembles formed to serve diverse populations in large urban areas where kids often do not have access of the means to participate in quality musicmaking.

"A common purpose of today's urban youth choruses is to promote personal growth and mult-cultural awareness and cooperation among participants."

"Rising Up: Urban Youth Choruses" looks at the rise of inner-city choruses that foster greater diversity in recruitment and repertoire.

The article was written by John Sparks and appeared in the Spring 2006 issues of Chorus America's The Voice. The photo is of members of the Boston Children's Chorus.