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Putnam Pride: Employee Community Feature

May 15, 2017
Community News

An Interview with Kevin Hu
Associate  Consultant, Putnam & Member of Back Bay Chorale

Describe your involvement with the Back Bay Chorale?

I currently sing with the Back Bay Chorale, a community choir of experienced singers from the Boston area. I have 3 hours of rehearsal a week and several concerts throughout the year.

How / why did you get involved?

I’ve been singing in a choir setting throughout high school and college, and wanted to continue that involvement post-graduation as well. I unfortunately missed auditions when I first started at Putnam, but auditioned this past August and have been singing in the Back Bay Chorale since.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Back Bay Chorale?

Music has always been a big part of my life and I love that the BBC gives me an avenue to keep pursuing this passion. Also, the group has excellent leadership and a talented group of singers as well.

What would you like people to know about the Chorale or opportunities to get involved?

The BBC is comprised of people who devote a few hours of their busy weeks to making and sharing music. We have several concerts throughout the year which are always a lot of fun!

The Back Bay Chorale is a one-hundred-twenty-member auditioned chorus led by Music Director Dr. Scott Allen Jarrett, drawing experienced singers from the greater Boston area. From its inception, the Chorale has committed to sharing music in the community with repertoire that ranges from Renaissance to contemporary in an annual concert series. For over forty years, the Chorale has performed major works of the choral repertoire including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B Minor, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem.

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