New Music Director for Boston Children’s Chorus

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) has announced Kenneth Griffith as its new Music Director, becoming the third person in BCC’s 20-year history to lead the organisation’s overall musical vision. 

Griffith joined BCC in 2021 and recently served as associate director of choirs. He crafted and executed BCC’s creative direction for all its major concerts, managed staff, and served as the primary conductor for the chorus’ Premier Choir. He has also worked as an assistant conductor for the Collegiate Chorale in New York and as a chorus master at Bard Opera Chorus.

Praised for his infectious personality and enthusiasm, Griffith is known for his commitment to justice through youth activism and artistry and will be focused on providing unique offerings for BCC’s elementary and middle school-aged ensembles. He has been a dynamic conductor and educator for over a decade and is committed to highlighting diverse musical perspectives. 

Kenneth Griffith said, ‘From the moment I arrived at BCC, I knew this was a special place. The BCC community is resolute in its pursuit of justice through youth activism and artistry and is filled with folks who care deeply for the well-being of each other and the organisation. 

‘I look forward to building on the foundation of amazing programs BCC currently offers as well as re-examining our music education curriculum to ensure that it is accessible, inspiring and affirming to all.’

BCC Executive Director Andrés Holder said, ‘Having had the pleasure of seeing him in action every day for the last two years, I am confident Kenneth is the right leader to shepherd BCC into our next decade of transformative artistry both in performance and rehearsal.’

Boston Children’s Chorus was founded in 2003 by Hubie Jones, a civic leader who has worked for six decades to address social problems facing Boston’s underserved children and communities. BCC has presented over 50 performances per season in a wide range of public and private events and performed in venues such as Boston Symphony Hall, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House and the White House.