We are dedicated to the
transformation of children into performing artists.
With singing at its core, and training in drama and dance, PALS
empowers children to engage with audiences in profound ways.
Simpson and PALS, at Tanglewood
of the nation's premiere treble-voice
ensembles, PALS Children's Chorus is based at the W.H. Lincoln School,
a public K - 8 school in Brookline, MA. This after-school
performing arts program trains typical children from one school
community, transforming individuals into an ensemble of the highest
Founded in 1990, PALS currently brings together 130
children ages 7 through 14 in three choral ensembles, and provides
additional performing opportunities for high school students.
Through frequent rehearsal and performing opportunities, the children
of PALS develop self-discipline, confidence and leadership skills, as
well as an enduring appreciation of the arts.
Chorus is frequently heard in collaborations with distinguished adult
performing groups as well as in concerts of their own, presenting a
diverse repertoire of classical, traditional and popular
Commited to the presentation of contemporary music, PALS has premiered
over a dozen new works, and continues to commission serious new music
for treble voices.
2000: the tenth anniversary concert
PALS believes in the artistry of children and in their ability
performers to transform audiences.
PALS believes in the pursuit of artistic excellence: Hiring a staff of
dedicated professional artists who also are gifted and inspired
Providing the focus and discipline necessary to achieve a high level
- Programming diverse and challenging repertoire, as well as
commissioning new works.
- Seeking frequent and varied performing opportunities for children.
- Participating in collaborations with major adult performing artists
PALS performing at
PALS’ vision for the future is
to continue to strengthen our work in the realms of musical artistry,
and community. We will do so by:
excellence through high-caliber musical collaborations with
performing groups, both as a participant and as an initiator.
will continue to commission and perform serious new works for treble
- Reaching more children by
as a national model for replication. We will work to share
by mentoring aspiring conductors and directors through seminars, summer
workshops and partnerships with other schools.
- Maintaining our base in the Lincoln School community and our
commitment to the school's diverse population. We will seek
strengthen the diversity and artistry of our ensembles by continuing to
actively recruit within the Lincoln School, as well as include children
from beyond our school in our artistic community.
help us accomplish our vision, we have three specific goals for the
future of PALS:
- To enhance our Staff with
personnel responsible for Summer Programs, Concert Tours and
Outreach with partner schools and conductors.
- To house our organization
a facility with ample rehearsal, performing and administrative
We will work collaboratively with local arts organizations to advocate
creation of a shared community arts center.
- To establish an endowment
have the resources to fulfill our mission and vision. We will
the financial stability of our organization in order to continue the
growth and evolution of our programs.