St. Paul’s Choir School Gala
Congratulations to all who helped to make “Music In Our Hearts!”, the annual school gala a huge success. The evening took place at Venezia Restaurant and included live and silent auctions, as well as performances by the Choir of Men and Boys and the Alumni Choir. A special thanks to our outstanding co-chairs this year, Carrie Coughlin, Rena Gyftopoulos and Sylvia Fernandez del Castillo.
The Choir of Men and Boys
Carrie Coughlin, Rena Gyftopoulos and Sylvia Fernandez del Castillo
Fr. William Kelly, Pastor
Former graduates and students of St. Paul’s performed Evensong on July 13, 2016 at the Chapel at Eton College in England. The event was broadcast live on BBC radio worldwide!
(pictured l-r): Jack Golden (’14), Atticus Olivet (’14), Theo Why (’14), Ben Lawlor (’14)
We are so proud of these young men as they continue their journeys with music after St. Paul’s.
“Festival of Lessons and Carols” on Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s
The St. Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys sing at this relatively new tradition at St. Paul’s Church each year on Christmas Eve. The “Festival of Lessons and Carols” is a Christian service consisting of readings from the Old and New Testments interspersed with carols and hymns, and a beautiful way to enter into the Christmas story. We hope you had an opportunity to attend this year! St. Paul’s Music Director John Robinson offers this reflection:
“For many people, Christmas begins with a lone boy’s voice singing ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ in the dark space of a great church, as we await the light of Christmas. First broadcast from King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK) in 1928, the now-famous ‘Service of Nine Lessons and Carols’ has become a staple for millions of listeners. St. Paul’s here in Harvard Square began this tradition in 2011, and since then this liturgy has gained in popularity every year. This is a great chance to pray and reflect with the beautiful music of Christmas, as the Choir of Men and Boys sings traditional Christmas carols and hymns.”