HE SAINT PAUL’S Choir School in Cambridge, Massachusetts has been a beacon of light during a dark time for both education and music. One of the very few schools that has offered in-person instruction five days a week, they are also one of the few choirs operating at a high level, maintaining the highest standard of sacred music for the Sacred Liturgy.
This has come about though great investment, adaptation of space, and preparation to implement ongoing above-and-beyond safety precautions. This includes singing with masks, installation of aggressive filtration and ventilation systems, and testing of all personnel—including for this filming.
Under the direction of Internationally acclaimed conductor, organist, and composer, James Kennerley, the Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys presents Starry Night: Christmas in Harvard Square
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* * The full concert will be available to all donors ($20) beginning on Friday, December 19 at 7pm (Eastern Time GMT-5) Links to the concert will be provided in the donation confirmation email and will activate on Friday, December 19 at 7pm (Eastern Time GMT-5).
Watch a preview with Theodore Marier’s arrangement of Silent Night:
Bring a Torch, by Jeanette Isabella, arr. by Keith Chapman
Once in royal David’s City, by H.J. Gauntlett and A.H. Mann, arr. by David Willcocks
In the Bleak Midwinter, by Harold Drake Adam Lay Ybounden, by James Kennerley
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, by John Rutter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, by Richard Willis, arr. by James Kennerley
Silent Night; by Franz Gruber, arr. by Theodore Marier
Nativity Carol, by John Rutter Ave Maria, by Franz Biebl
Lux Aurumque, by Eric Whitacre
I Wonder as I Wander, by Carl Rütti Sir Christèmas, by William Mathias
Hark! The herald angels sing, by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. by David Willcocks
Personent Hodie, arr. by James Kennerley
The performance is conducted by SPCS Director of Music and Choirmaster James Kennerley, with accompaniment by Assistant Director of Music Maks Adach, as well as Kennerley.