Berkshire Choral International

Experience New England in the Summertime!

Join us in one of America’s oldest cities for a week you won’t forget. Relish in the history of Massachusetts’ capital city as you visit landmarks along the famous Freedom Trail. In your free time, head to one of the city’s renowned art museums, see the penguins at the New England Aquarium, and take a stroll along the beautiful Charles River esplanade.

Choristers will stay on the Tufts University Campus, just a 30-minute commute to the center of Boston. Founded in 1852, Tufts is located on a lush hill in between the cities of Medford and Somerville. Enjoy a picnic on the picturesque President’s Lawn and head over to the beautiful Granoff Music Center for rehearsal. When in the mood for food and entertainment, a quick 10-minute walk will bring you to popular Davis Square, where you can indulge in a wide assortment of delicious food and soak in the perfect Boston summer weather.

Located walking distance from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Boston Symphony Hall has been home to some of the finest musicians from around the world since it opened in 1900. The hall is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1999.

Explore!
 

New England Aquarium
A global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, the New England Aquarium is a great place to visit in Boston. Guests can visit with Atlantic harbor seals in their 42,000 gallon outdoor tank, watch more than 80 penguins play in the water, explore a four story ocean tank that holds 1,000 Caribbean reef animals, touch Sharks and Rays in the touch tank and much more.


Museum of Fine Arts
This museum is considered one of the world's greatest art museums. It features art from all over the world with an extensive Japanese art collection, treasure from ancient Egypt and both modern and colonial American art. In addition, the Art of the Americas wing has just opened which features artifacts from prehistoric America all the way up to the present.


Boston Public Garden
Established in 1837, the Boston Public Garden is America's first public botanical garden. During hot summer days, visitors can find plenty of shade beneath the many exotic trees while exploring the beautiful flowers surrounding a 4-acre pond. Visitors can also visit the "Make Way for Ducklings" and George Washing statues or take a ride in a Swan Boat.


Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Consisting of four buildings, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, the Marketplace attracts thousands of visitors each year. Faneuil Hall is the oldest building, built in 1742, and has a rich history. Samuel Adams, Jonathan Mayhew and other abolitionists and suffragists have stood here to protest things like the Sugar Act of 1764. At Faneuil Hall Marketplace, visitors will enjoy shopping and eating at more than 100 stores and restaurants.