CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD SQUARE celebrates the old and the new this Christmas season, featuring music by composers such as Benjamin Britten, Franz Biebl, Herbert Howells, and more. The evening will include Theodore Marier’s beloved setting of “Silent Night,” plus beloved carols, sung the Boys and Schola of Saint Paul’s Choir, the Music Scholars of Saint Paul’s Boys Choir, and the Pre-Choristers of Saint Paul’s Boys Choir.
Christmas in Harvard Square features the boy singers from the St. Paul’s Choir School. The school was founded in 1963 by Dr. Theodore Marier and is the only all-boys Catholic Choir School in the United States. The choir has long-time collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Pops.
Along with the members of the boys choir, Christmas in Harvard Square will feature the Back Bay Brass, percussion, harp, and organ, as well as the Schola of the St. Paul’s Choir.
Click here to learn more about the St. Paul’s Choir School.
Interim Director of Music
The choir is led by Interim Director of Music Richard Webster. Webster brings an impressive five decades of experience to his appointment for the 2023 to 2024 academic year, having served as Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square for 17 years , and 29 years as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois, where he directed the Choir of Men and Boys and the Girls Choir to much acclaim.
Learn more about Richard Webster here.
Audience members will have a chance to raise their voice in song and sing carols such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Once in Royal David’s City, Angels we Have Heard on High, and Come All Ye Faithful. Don’t miss the beloved musical tradition that is CHRISTMAS IN HARVARD SQUARE!