Digital Release of Spectacular Music by Mozart & Vivaldi

Digital Release of Spectacular Music by Mozart & Vivaldi

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Saint Paul's Choir of Men and Boys to perform Mozart's "Sparrow Mass", "Laudate Dominum", and Vivaldi's "Gloria".

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The acclaimed Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys presents a triumphant classical music concert on Sunday, May 15, 3 pm at St. Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. The performance is conducted by Saint Paul’s Choir School (SPCS) Director of Music and Choirmaster James Kennerley.

Joining the performance is renowned soloist, Grammy-Award-winning soprano and early music rockstar, Amanda Forsythe, and members of Melius Consort, a period-instrument orchestra founded by Kennerley in 2019, featuring instrumentalists from Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and other fine early musicians from across the United States.

The hope-inspiring concert features the Billboard Classical chart-topping Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys, angelic voices performing a thrilling program in Saint Paul’s Church’s sublime acoustic setting. This season the performance offers works of two of the most enduring classical composers of all time - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi. Repertoire includes Mozart’s elegant and uplifting “Sparrow Mass” (Missa brevis in C), the sublime “Laudate Dominum”, and Vivaldi’s famous “Gloria”.

This will be the first time the Choir of Saint Paul's has performed Baroque and Classical music with historical instruments.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791): Missa brevis in C, K. 220 “Sparrow Mass”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Dominum from Solemn Vespers for a Confessor, K. 339

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741): Gloria, RVW 589

Amanda Forsythe, soprano

The Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys 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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Thank you to Cambridge Arts and the City of Cambridge for supporting us as part of $99,000 in Organizational Investment Grant funding, which is part of $300,000 in cultural grants in 2022.

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