Sarah Houghton, Director

Open to singers, ages 10-14, with unchanged treble voices, by audition. This group is an advanced ensemble, which collaborates with musical ensembles throughout the Boston area. Students should have notation- and score-reading ability. Students perform 2-, 3-, and 4-part traditional and contemporary choral literature in many styles and languages, and perform in a minimum of two concerts in Jordan Hall yearly.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 10:15-11:45 AM

Chorus Audition Information

The NEC Prep Choral Program holds auditions each May for the following academic year. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. Once the spring audition season has concluded, any interested new students can audition on September 10, 2016. To schedule a Fall 2016 audition, please contact the Prep Office at or 617-585-1160 for further information.

For audition requirements, click here.

2016-2017 Calendar

17    CHC rehearsals begin
24    CHC rehearsal

1      CHC rehearsal
8      CHC rehearsal
15    CHC rehearsal
22    CHC rehearsal
29    CHC rehearsal

5      CHC rehearsal
12    CHC rehearsal
19    CHC rehearsal
26    NO CHC rehearsal – Thanksgiving Break

3      Chamber Chorus performs in the Children’s Choruses Concert, 4pm, Jordan Hall
December 10 – January 7: No CHC rehearsal – Winter Break

7      CHC rehearsal
14    CHC rehearsal
21    CHC rehearsal
28    CHC rehearsal

4      CHC rehearsal
11    CHC rehearsal
18    NO CHC rehearsal – February Break
25    CHC rehearsal

4      CHC rehearsal
11    NO CHC rehearsal – Spring Break
18    CHC rehearsal
25    CHC rehearsal

1      CHC rehearsal
8      CHC rehearsal
15    CHC rehearsal
22    CHC rehearsal
29    CHC rehearsal

6      CHC rehearsal
13    CHC rehearsal
20    CHC rehearsal
24    Chamber Chorus performs in the Spring All-Chorus Concert, 7:30pm, Jordan Hall

*All dates are subject to change

Absence Requests

Please submit an Absence Request Form to the Children's Choruses Student Manager. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.

You may submit it in using one of the following methods:

  • Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120. 
  • Scan and e-mail to the Children's Choruses Student Manager
  • Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: Children's Choruses
  • Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Children's Choruses, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5018

You may also email a letter of request to Children's Choruses Student Manager.

NOTE: You will receive an email from the Children's Choruses Student Manager when your absence has been approved.

Still have questions?

Please contact Cassandra McBride, Program Manager or call the Prep Office at 617-585-1160.