On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) was proud to raise our voices in song to welcome the Prince and Princess of Wales for Earthshot Boston 2022 with Mayor Michelle Wu at City Hall Plaza. BCC singers who were part of "WILD: A Musical Becoming" as the Earth Choir at the American Repertory Theater in 2021 reprised their feature "Panic," an anthem focused on climate action.
As quoted by the Daily Express, watch BCC's "energetic choral performance" here.
We are incredibly grateful to the fantastic creative team of the production, including superstar Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked, & Rent), Justin Tranter (songwriter to Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez & more), V "formerly Eve Ensler," author of the "The Vagina Monologues" & A.R.T Artistic Director, Diane Paulus) and the staff at A.R.T. for their continued partnership in allowing us to perform this song, which has become an anthem for BCC singers!
After the welcome ceremony, select BCC singers & BCC staff headed to TD Garden to attend the Earthshot Prize Takeover at the Celtics' game. The Prince & Princess of Wales attended the game too. BCC singers & staff had the opportunity to meet Mayor Michelle Wu & take a photo together.
On Thursday, December 1, 2022, Earthshot Prize Boston Host Committee Members gathered at the John F. Kennedy Library. The representatives at the host committee gathering included Executive Director Andrés Holder, Associate Director of Choirs Kenneth Griffith, & BCC Board Co-Chair Pat Temple.
Lastly, on Friday, December 2, 2022, BCC community members got the opportunity to attend the taping of the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at MGM Music Hall in Fenway. The BCC delegation included Executive Director Andrés Holder, Angus Abercombie '22, Managing Director Irene Idicheria, Marketing Associate & alum Alexis Lujares '16, Marlon Matthews '14, Juliana Brandao '13, & BCC Board member Turahn Dorsey. BCC alumni Marlon, Juliana, and Alexis, can be spotted on the broadcast at the 54:50 timestamp, right after the Queensland Indigenous Women's Rangers Network speech. The star-studded line-up of presenters & performers at the Earthshot Prize 2022 included: Rami Malek, Shailene Woodley, Catherine O'Hara, David Beckham, Chloe & Halle, Billie Eilish, Annie Lenox, & Ellie Goulding.
Learn more about BCC's involvement in Earthshot Boston 2022 here.