The Birmingham Girls Choir, founded in 1998 as the Birmingham Children’s Choir, is a multi-cultural organization for girls in grades 1-12 that celebrates diversity through the study and community-wide performances of choral music. “BGC seeks to enrich the lives of girls from all religious, racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.” In 2011, the group transitioned to a girls choir in order to allow for more cooperation with the Birmingham Boys Choir.
BGC plays an important role in the greater Birmingham area by creating a space for girls from diverse backgrounds to come together and enhance the cultural fabric of the community. The choir has performed in nursing homes, the local children’s hospital, and has sung the national anthem for Birmingham Baron’s games and the Harlem Globetrotters appearance at Stamford University. In addition to participating in opera productions at the University of Alabama and Opera Birmingham, the choir participates in various regional choral festivals. The girls recently took a 3-day trip to Chattanooga, and in October, they hosted the Matsiko World Orphan Choir.