Keep the music alive

One of Birmingham’s most treasured musical groups aims to survive the COVID-19 crisis

Since the 1960s, audiences have enjoyed the sounds of the Birmingham Boys Choir, but this year those sounds have come virtually rather than in-person concerts. As many organizations have had to adapt to survive during the COVID-19 crisis, so has the BBC.

“We rely on funds from ticket sales, along with generous donations from many community members,” says Tricia Simpson, the BBC’s operations manager. “We’ve been able to have virtual rehearsals, teach virtual music theory and voice lessons. We’re also conducting online auditions for next season’s choir. But, we’ve had to cancel concerts this spring.”

Courtesy of Birmingham Boys Choir

Rather than simply hope for better luck next year, they have launched a “Keep the Music Alive” fundraiser. The choir has meant so much to so many in the Birmingham area over the years, and now they’re asking for the community to help in their quest to continue their mission. You can donate directly to them through this link. The Birmingham Boys Choir is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductible.

The choir has produced a special rendition of “America the Beautiful,” so watch it here and enjoy the sound of this amazing group!


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