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Children's Chorus

Sarah Houghton, Director

Open to singers, ages 8-12, by placement audition. Instruction in Children's Chorus emphasizes healthy vocal quality, musicianship, and notation- and score-reading skills. Students sing unison and 2-part repertoire in a variety of styles and languages, and perform two concerts per year.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Chorus Audition Information

The NEC Prep Choruses hold auditions each May for the following academic year. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year.

Click here to sign up for a May 2017 Spring Large Ensemble Audition!

Spring 2017 Audition Information and Dates

2016-2017 Concerts

December 3, 2016
Children's Chorus performs on the Children's Choruses concert
4:00 PM, NEC's Jordan Hall

May 12, 2017
Children's Chorus performs on the NEC Prep Choruses Concert
7:00 PM, Church of the Covenant

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. 
  • 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.


This is the 2016-2017 calendar for Children's Chorus including all rehearsal and performance dates.

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Still have questions?

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