Last October, the Boston Children’s Chorus (BBC) joined bassist Carlos Henriquez and a 15-piece band for Can’t Stop Singing That Song, a concert honoring the late musician and teacher Aline Shader. The concert celebrated Aline’s life-long commitment to share the joy of music, dance and reading with her students, friends, and family.
Concert producer and daughter of Aline, Jenny Hersch made Reach Out and Read the beneficiary of ticket sales. In turn, to show our appreciation Reach Out and Read donated a book for every concert ticket sold. Pediatrician, Laurel Shader, received a total of 336 copies of Phyllis Grann’s I Will Talk to You, Little One for her patients of Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, CT. Reach Out and Read would like to thank all the talented composers, singers, and musicians that gave their time and talent. Most especially we want to thank, Jenny Hersch for organizing and producing the wonderful event and for ensuring Shader’s songs will live on in the hearts of a new generation of children.