Today’s topics: St. Paul’s Choir School in Harvard Square. The experience of students, parents and the Music Director
Summary of today’s show: St. Paul’s Choir School in Harvard Square is the only boys choir school in the United States continuing a centuries-old tradition that began in Europe. The 50-year-old school’s choir has performed throughout the country and the world, including recently performing for Pope Francis in Rome. Scot Landry interviews John Robinson, the Music Director of St. Paul’s Choir School, as well as students and parents, including a family that moved from Virginia so their son could attend, and we hear the live musical performances.
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Today’s host(s): Scot Landry
Today’s guest(s): Mr. John Robinson, Mark Flynn (7th Grade), Christian Landry (6th Grade), Thomas Potts (6th Grade), Colin Lapus (5th Grade), Mike Flynn (Mark’s father), Karen Donnellan (Thomas’ mother) and Maureen Lapus (Colin’s mother).
Links from today’s show:
- St. Paul Choir School in Harvard Square
- The Choir School Facebook page
- Choir School News
- “The Voices of God”, Catholic News Service video
- “Boston Boy Choir”, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly video
- “Choir School”, Fox25 Boston video
- Program #0226 for Tuesday, January 31, 2012: Catholic Schools Week: The Boston Archdiocesan Choir School
About Saint Paul’s Choir School
In its 50th year, 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.
About the Saint Paul’s Choir School Gala Dinner
The 15th Annual Gala Dinner to benefit St. Paul’s Choir School in Harvard Square, Cambridge, takes place on Saturday, April 5 at the Cambridge Marriott.
St. Paul’s has the only boys Catholic choir school in the United States. The school is fresh off a singing tour in Italy and recently performing with the Vienna Boys Choir.
The entire boys’ choir will perform a selection of light songs from their repertoire. The Back Bay Brass Quintet will also perform.
The school will also be recognizing the dedication and commitment of several individuals who have been instrumental to the success of the school during its first fifty years.
A Grand Night for Singing!
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 6pm
Location: Boston Marriott Cambridge, 2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
RSVP: 617–970–4333 or firstname.lastname@example.org