The Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul is pleased to host the Treble Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in a Recruitment Tour concert, rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew.
The choir, from New York City, is considered among the world's finest choral groups, recognized for the outstanding musical standards that it has maintained throughout its history.
Led by Director of Music and Organist Daniel Hyde, the choir presents an annual concert series with a period instrument orchestra in addition to singing five weekly services and numerous liturgical feast day services throughout the year. The rehearsal schedule requires the preparation of an astounding 400 pieces of sacred music each year. The choir has performed in the United States and internationally on annual tours. Services and concerts are frequently broadcast around the world, and the choir has produced more than 20 recordings.
The men of the choir are professional singers. The boys (in grades 3-8) attend Saint Thomas Choir School, the only church-Âaffiliated boarding school of its kind in the United States and one of only a few remaining in the world. The choristers come from varied economic, ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds. At the school, they receive not just a professional musical education, but also a rigorous academic training that prepares them well for secondary school and beyond. For the past ten years, Saint Thomas Choir School has also demonstrated a commitment to the training of girl choristers, primarily through a residential summer camp. During their nine-day stay, the girls receive a world-class musical education and sing two Choral Evensongs and a Sunday Eucharist with the Gentlemen of the Choir.
Photo - Ira Lippke Studios