The Church of the Messiah is presenting the Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, located at 6436 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, New York, will present the Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in concert on Friday, November 15, 2013, at 7:00 in the evening.
Founded in 1919 and located in the heart of New York City, Saint Thomas Choir School is the only church-affiliated boarding choir school in the United States and one of the few remaining choirs in the world.
Serving a select group of boys in the 3rd through 8th grades, the 35 to 40 boys who each year attend Saint Thomas Choir School live, study and work together as part of a community of learning. In addition, they also sing together as professional members of the world-class choir of Saint Thomas Church.
The Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir school are key players and participants in a rich and living tradition — a tradition of education and sacred music that traces its roots far back through the centuries. The Boy Choristers are both beneficiaries of, and contributors to, one of the great streams of Western culture and learning.
This is the first time that the Boy Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys have performed in the Hudson Valley in recent memory. It is especially appropriate the concert be scheduled for the Church of the Messiah, which itself had a boys choir when its world class Skinner organ was installed in the 1920’s, donated by the Astor family. The church is a beautiful example of gothic revival architecture and features stained glass windows by such famous artists as Tiffany and Lafarge. The program will include Fauré and works by Purcell, Handel, Bach, and Britten.
Tickets for the concert are $20, with students under 21 discounted at $5. A reception will be held in the parish hall following the concert. A complete program will be available on the Church of the Messiah’s website prior to the performance. Information may be obtained by contacting the parish office at 845-876-3533 or visiting the website at http://www.rhinebeck-episcopal.org