The Choir of St. Paul’s | Harvard Square
St. Paul's Church Harvard Square is home to one of very few traditional choirs of boys and men in the USA. The Choir is supported by the only Roman Catholic Boys Choir School in America, while the professional men are drawn from local music colleges including the Longy School of Music, NEC and Boston Conservatory.
As a primarily liturgical Choir, the principal focus of music-making is the Mass, in celebration of which the boys and men sing music from the great history of the Church, in the fine acoustics of St. Paul's Church Harvard Square. Plainsong, Polyphony, Romantic and Contemporary composition are all represented in our repertoire. The boys sing at daily services, with the result that our boys have a large repertoire of boys-voice music. The Choir is accompanied by expert organ playing, and the liturgy is adorned with stylistically appropriate organ improvisation.
The Choir is fed by a training choir of 4th and 5th grade boys known as 'The Trebles,' they sing three times each week. When a boys voice changes, he enters the 'Schola Cantorum,' who are a group of young men in the midst of vocal transision. They sing several times each month and rehearse each week.
We also maintain a busy schedule of concerts in Massachusetts, tour nationally and internationally, and record for television and radio. We have collaborated with renowned ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Please enjoy learning more about this unique Choir and the people involved,through the pages of this website.
The Director of Music, Mr. John Robinson is always interested in hearing potential boy choristers throughout the year, and in meeting with prospective parents. firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Altos, Tenors and Basses are encouraged to contact the Director of Music throughout the year ahead of the annual auditions in early May each year. Please contact him at email@example.com
Auditions for boys (entry to Choir School) and for paid men:
ring 617 868 8658
Auditions available at any time.