The Blair Children's Chorus Tradition
The Blair Children's Chorus Program was established as part of the precollege division of the Blair School of Music in 1988. BCC has a distinguished history of sharing the love of music with hundreds of children, developing fine musicians, and offering quality concerts to the Nashville community. The BCC has performed numerous times with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, including recent performances of Mahler's 3rd and 8th Symphonies, Britten's War Requiem, Roger Watters' Ca Ira, and Orff's Carmina Burana.
In recent years the chorus has toured nationally and internationally, with performance tours of England, Germany, Ireland and Costa Rica. Our students have had the opportunity to study with the most significant pedagogues of vocal youth music education, including Doreen Rao and Bob Chilcott. Blair Children's Chorus graduates have earned music scholarships in music at some of the nation's finest universities. While many pursue music careers, all retain a lifelong love and appreciation for music. Whatever their long-term pursuits may be, BCC graduates find that the poise, self-confidence and discipline learned in choir equips them well for the challenges ahead.
The program is classically based, with strong emphases on healthy vocal production, music reading skills and performance. The singers, who are in grades 1-12, come from all over the Middle Tennessee area. What brings these children together is a love of music, a desire to sing and make friends with other singers, and a dedication to achieving significant musical goals.