Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Schola Cantorum last term

The Schola Cantorum

This has been a very busy term for the Schola Cantorum.There are further details of all the Schola's activities on its website, www.scholacantorum.co.uk

Work began immediately at the start of term, with the Schola trebles recording two film soundtracks in the first week of September, Life of Pi which has just been released (the score has been nominated for a Grammy) and a film to be released in 2013 called Promised Land.

This was quickly followed by Foundation Day at Westminster Cathedral where the Schola sang music by Schubert, Parry and Guerrero at the Mass celebrated by his Grace the Archbishop of Westminster.
In October the sang a very beautiful concert of Marian music at the Carmelite Priory, Kensington, raising in the process £2000 for Aid to the Church in Need. This concert also saw the Schola wear their new cassocks for the first time!


In the St Cecilia Concert the Schola sang the Fauré Requiem, accompanied by the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra. The choir returned to Westminster Cathedral at the start of Advent to sing for the Vigil Mass, the first of a number of such appearances this year, singing music by Byrd, Palestrina and Tallis.

December was very busy as always for the boys. As well as the usual Dorchester Carols commitments the Schola sang at a Carol Service to raise funds for Latin American children as well as making its annual appearance at Nazareth House, singing Mass for the elderly people who live in that wonderful place. 

Term ended with the Carol Service, always the highlight of the Schola’s year, this year held in the beautiful surroundings of St James’s, Spanish Place. More than 800 people were in attendance for the service of lessons and carols.


Most importantly of all, however, the Schola has sung each and every week at the Wednesday morning Mass, expanding its repertoire with a number of new Mass settings and a wide variety of motets.

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