Public Affairs

December 16, 2014
The Public Affairs Office

In the middle of New York City, young boys attend one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world. They live, attend school and learn some of the most difficult, beautiful music ever written in the Episcopal/Anglican cathedral choir tradition. They are ordinary boys with extraordinary talent. Hear them sing and see what life is like at this remarkable institution in a new video from the Episcopal Church Office of Mission Communication, Saint Thomas Choir School.   (Diocese of New York). 

The video is here


Founded in 1919, Saint Thomas Boys Choir boasts a long history of training world-class musicians and singers while teaching them the basics of reading, writing and ‘rithmatic.

“There is no other school in North America where you can walk in and hear this music,” commented the Rev. Andrew C. Mead, rector emeritus of Saint Thomas.

"Saint Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church,” noted Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia.  “It's the only school of its kind in the United States and one of only three in the world."

For more information contact Collins.

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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer