This season’s outreach programs include Awareness Through Music, promoting the mission of local charities through the performance of important and meaningful music, and the Meistersingers Choral Apprentice Program, offering qualified high school students the tuition-free opportunity to perform musical masterworks in a professional setting.
Masterworks Chorale promotes the importance of a local charity by matching it to the performance of fitting and appropriate concert repertoire, using Chorale resources to promote both together. Horizons for Homeless Children again joins Masterworks Chorale as a community partner in its annual Awareness Through Music program.
Horizons for Homeless Children
Horizons for Homeless Children improves the lives of homeless children and their families across the state of Massachusetts through the provision of early education and care programs and parent support services. The agency also provides leadership in advocating for homeless children and their families through leveraging and sharing expertise with others and advocating with policy makers and the public.
The Apprentice Program is an educational initiative of Masterworks Chorale (MWC) offering qualified high school students the opportunity to prepare and perform masterworks in a professional setting.
Details of the program:
No more than 5 qualified high school students can participate in the program at any one time.
MWC provides the student with the music to be performed which the student can then keep. All participation dues are waived.
Students are recommended to MWC by their high school chorus directors. Minimally, the student needs to have participated in the Massachusetts All-State Festival Chorus OR selected for it by audition. An additional MWC audition may also be necessary.
A selected student must commit to the rehearsal schedule of the MWC concert to be performed that includes regular attendance at Tuesday evening rehearsals (7:30pm to 10pm) in Belmont (near Fresh Pond Circle, Cambridge) and the Thursday evening dress rehearsal in Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge. Students are responsible for their own transportation.
High school chorus directors can submit their student recommendations and any questions concerning this educational initiative to: info@MasterworksChorale.org