Changing the lives of children through music
Changing the world of music through children

PALS Singing Groups: Circle of PALS Junior PALS Senior PALS AkaFellas GirlChoir


Senior PALS is a performing choral ensemble, providing extensive opportunities for performance in a variety of settings for those who have gained musical and performance skills and are ready for a more rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.


Approximately 65 children in grades 4-8

Rehearsing with Celine Dion
Rehearsing with Celine Dion


Johanna Hill Simpson, Conductor
Jeffrey Goldberg, Associate Conductor/Accompanist
Herman Weiss, Accompanist
Julie Jirousek, Drama Teacher
Ceit McCaleb, Dance Teacher
Sheila Stasack, Musical Director
Kathy Lee, Coach


Regular rehearsals are Tuesdays and Fridays 2:30-4:30pm in the Lincoln School music room.  Students are met at 2pm for snack.  For children who miss the second hour of Tuesday rehearsal due to conflicts with Hebrew school, there are mandatory make-up rehearsals on Wednesdays 2:30-3:15pm.  There is also one evening rehearsal (6:45-8:15pm) per month, and additional rehearsals are often necessary prior to performances.


Senior PALS performs monthly beginning in October.  These performances include the Songs of Hope Concert in the fall, the PALS Family Concert in December, the VOICES concert at Jordan Hall in late-winter, a Performance Series concert in the spring, and an end-of-the-year musical (grades 4,6,8) and play (grades 5,7) in May, among others.


$660 for the school year.  Acceptance into PALS is never contingent upon the ability to pay full tuition.  There are payment plans and scholarships available.