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The Boys Of St. Paul's Choir School: Bio

Since 1963, Saint Paul's Choir School has formed and educated boys in grades four through eight in the rich music tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. The Choir School seeks to embrace the great cathedral school tradition as it unites a rigorous musical and academic curriculum with our Catholic faith and moral tradition, preparing each student to grow and flourish in a dynamic and changing world.

Music is at the Choir School's foundation and is centered around one of the best Catholic Choirs of Men and Boys in United States. While the music program is diverse and includes many types of performance opportunities, choral singing is the primary focus, principally in service to the liturgies at St. Paul's Church.

The Choir is often represented in media, both television and radio, and has made a number of recordings during its history. Though the Choir sings at the major liturgies of St. Paul's Church, it frequently tours to sing around the U.S. and internationally, including performances with such world-class ensembles as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

The privilege of singing with the choir in the renowned acoustics of St. Paul's is an experience which stays with all of the boys for life. It is the best possible exposure to the great choral and organ music of the Church, and many boys go on to musical and religious callings later in life.

The full Choir of St. Paul's includes professional male altos, tenors and basses and sings on Sunday mornings at eleven, while the boys sing the week-day Masses on their own, performing works by composers such as Rheinberger, Britten, Langlais, and Faure.

Our 4th and 5th grade boys comprise "The Trebles" and sing three times each week, including the weekly Saturday Vigil Mass. When the boys arrive in the 4th grade, they are known as "probationers" until they are "invested" at a ceremony each spring, marking their full acceptance into the Choir School. Once a boy's voice changes, he enters the Schola Cantorum; they sing several times each month and rehearse each week.

The Boys Of St. Paul's Choir School

Christmas In Harvard Square

Decca Records

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1 Wade: O Come All Ye Faithful
2 Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium
3 Gauntlett: Once In Royal David's City
4 Handl: Omnes De Saba Venient
5 Mendelssohn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
6 Poston: Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
7 Mater Ora Filium
8 The Little Road To Bethlehem
9 Traditional: The Infant King
10 Darke: In The Bleak Midwinter
11 Sakushafushou: I Sing Of A Maiden
12 Anonymous: Puer Natus Est
13 Woodward: Ding Dong Merrily On High
14 Traditional: A Maiden Most Gentle
15 Traditional: Still Still Still
16 Traditional: Dominus Dixit
17 Traditional: Angels We Have Heard
18 Traditional: Angelus Ad Virginem
19 Traditional: There Is No Rose
The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School 'Christmas in Harvard Square'
PBS R&E Feature on Boys of St. Paul's Choir School

The Boys of St. Paul's Choir School have an exciting season planned this fall and into the holidays with the release of their first international recording for Decca/AimHigher Recordings/UMC.  Christmas in Harvard Square was just released on October 7, and now Boston television station WGBH is confirmed to be the PBS presenting station of their one hour television special, "Christmas in Harvard Square," premiering on November 28 immediately following Thanksgiving at the official kick-off of the Christmas season.   The show will subsequently air throughout the holiday season on WGBH and additional stations to be announced, with additional interviews to be filmed at the WGBH studios with the boys and the choir's Musical Director, Mr. John Robinson. 

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