BC High's 150th Anniversary Celebration

    Boston College High School is proud to announce the signature event of our 150th Anniversary Celebration on October 20, 2013—The Gala at Boston Symphony Hall! Our student, faculty and alumni performers will be joined by professional artists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Longwood Symphony, Boston Conservatory and opera duet Matthew DiBattista 91 and Megan Tillman. Contemporary and classical music will be brought together to provide a celebration like no other in the history of BC High.  We are especially honored to present our featured performer Michael Cavanaugh, the star of the Broadway musical Movin’ Out.
    Special Guest: Michael Cavanaugh
    Michael Cavanaugh is a charismatic performer, musician and actor, made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway Musical Movin' Out. He was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the title role and appeared in the show for three years and over 1200 performances, which culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations. Michael formed his first band at age 10 and began playing local functions, and fine tuning the craft that would become his chosen career. In January of 1999, Michael received an offer that would unknowingly change his life, with an opportunity to play Las Vegas at the famed "New York, New York Hotel and Casino." It was there that Billy Joel spotted Michael and joined him on stage one fateful night in February 2001. With the close of Movin' Out at the end of 2005, Michael began touring in his own right, creating a show that reinterprets the modern pop/rock songbook. He continues to perform worldwide for corporate and charity events. Learn more about Michael on his website.
    About the Event
    The celebration begins with an informal social at BC High prior to the concert. For those who prefer not to drive, bus service will be available between BC High and Symphony Hall. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and for our premier ticket holders, there will be a private Gala Reception at the conclusion of the show featuring selected artworks from our BC High students. Bus service will be available immediately following the show and at the conclusion of the Gala Reception.

    Other performances include:
    • Master of Ceremonies: Ron Della Chiesa
    • BC High Choir, Orchestra, and Dever Players
    • Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
    • Members of the Longwood Symphony
    • Members of the Boston Conservatory
    • Opera duet Matthew DiBattista '91 and Megan Tillman
    • History of BC High video presentation
    • Gala Co-Chairs: Gregory E. Bulger '68 and Robert F. Walsh '59

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino Scholars Program
    To honor our 150-year history in the City of Boston and Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s twenty years of service and commitment to quality education, BC High is excited to announce the Mayor Thomas M. Menino Scholars Program, offering a BC High scholarship for students from the City of Boston. It is with pride and pleasure that we welcome Mayor Menino to our Symphony Hall Gala as our distinguished guest. 

    Contact Us
    For more information, contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at 617-474-5030
    Event Details
    When: Sunday, October 20, 2013
    3 p.m. - Concert and Program
    5 p.m. - Gala Reception
    Where: Symphony Hall, Boston
    Attendees: 2,500
    Gala Co-Chairs: Gregory E. Bulger '68 and Robert F. Walsh '59