The History Of The Boston Community Choir
The Boston Community Choir (a.k.a. The Boston Pops Gospel Choir), is an all-volunteer group comprised of singers from many church, community, and university choirs throughtout the Greater Boston area.
The Boston Pops Gospel Choir was originally brought together to perform in the first "Gospel Night at POPS" in 1993. "Gospel Night" is a result of the vision and commitment of the Boston Symphony Orchestraís Cultural Diversity Committee. This vision was particularly championed by the late Vondal M. Taylor, Jr. (1954-95), who was Vice-Chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee, and an overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Cultural Diversity Committee, in its effort to increase the diversity of Symphony Hallís patronage, developed Gospel Night to appeal to a broader-than-traditional audience. Gospel Night has since become an annual event that continues to feature the choir.
After the death of Vondal Taylor in 1995, Brother Dennis Slaughter, who had performed with the choir since 1993, decided to develop Boston Community Choir as an entity outside of Symphony Hall. Through his efforts and musical direction, the Boston Community Choir has become well-known throughout the Boston area for its inspired and uplifting performances. In it's special way, this choir is adding to the very rich and exciting history of gospel music.
Some performances of note include:
.....and many community outreach functions which promote all things positive.