John Scott rehearses the choir. Photo credit: Ira Lippke (2012)

Description

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys is considered the outstanding choral ensemble of the Anglican musical tradition in the United States today. Besides offering a full concert series each year, the choir of fifteen men and three dozen boys sings at up to five weekly principal worship services each week, preparing an astounding four hundred pieces of sacred music sung at nearly 200 choral services per year. The choir has been directed since 2004 by John Scott, formerly organist and director of music at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The men of the choir are professional singers; the boys attend Saint Thomas Choir School, the only church-affiliated residential choir school in the United States, and one of only a few similar schools remaining in the world.