Christmas in Harvard Square

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Christmas in Harvard Square

A spectacular celebration of Christmas and the season "Christmas in Harvard Square" returns with live, in-person concerts.

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St. Paul Parish 29 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Choir of Saint Paul's, Harvard Square presents a spectacular celebration of Christmas and the holiday season when its popular “Christmas in Harvard Square” program returns this year with live, in-person concerts on Sundays, December 11 and 18, 3 pm, Saint Paul’s Church, Harvard Square, Cambridge. The performances feature the boy choristers of Saint Paul’s Choir School, Back Bay Brass ensemble, percussion, and the majestic Saint Paul’s pipe organ, conducted by Director of Music James Kennerley.

Free Parking is available at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton St. You must mention upon arrival Saint Paul's Christmas concert. Event parking is from 2pm-6pm only.

This season’s iteration of “Christmas in Harvard Square” features a Christmas program that originates across the globe - including music from Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, England, France, the Ukraine, and the US. Immerse yourself in a holiday traditional like no other, and enjoy audience favorites like “Joy to the world”, “Carol of the Bells” and “It came upon the midnight clear”, as well as a medieval French processional hymn, and three new arrangements composed by James Kennerley especially for the choir, which will receive their world premières.

A cameo appearance by the youngest choristers of the choir delight in a beloved arrangement of “Silent Night”, originated by Saint Paul's Choir School Founder Theodore Marier.

The Choir of Saint Paul's, Harvard Square is one of the premier ensembles of its type in the country, topping the Billboard Classical charts with their latest commercial recording. The choir is comprised of boy choristers in Grades 5-8, educated in the European Cathedral school tradition at Saint Paul’s Choir School, in addition to altos, tenors, and basses. These individuals are drawn from Boston’s top professional singers in addition to the Choral Scholars, recent graduates of the Choir School. The choir performs hymns, plainchant, and the very finest choral music drawn from the Church’s extensive and rich repertoire weekly in the sublime acoustic of Saint Paul’s Church. The boy choristers offer daily choral services during term time, in addition to frequent concerts, international tours, and recordings. They most recently collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony. Since the founding of the Choir School in 1963 by Dr. Theodore Marier, the choir has enjoyed long-time collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Pops, in addition to producing two commercial CD recordings and making appearances at Fenway Park and on Good Morning America.

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