The internationally-acclaimed Barker College Choir & Orchestra from Sydney, Australia will perform at St. Mary’s Church, on Warren Street on their U.S. tour on Friday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. Their trip begins in Boston with performances at Boston Latin School and Faneuil Hall Marketplace as well as workshops at Boston University and a Sunday morning service at Old North Church. This visit will be profoundly memorable for one particular Barker student, performing for the first time in the city of her birth.The event was scheduled at the request of Barker choral director Peter Ellis, who had read of our organ restoration project in the Boston Globe and reached out to Parish music director Daniel Sauceda. Barker College maintains an active engagement with its local community and is committed to maintaining this engagement whenever it sends groups on tour.Barker College Choir & Orchestra is an Anglican School (K-12) in Sydney with a large and highly successful music program. The group has regularly performed internationally. Their 2013 U.S. tour includes stops in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Hershey, Pennsylvania. Their repertoire includes religious music for the season from the U.S., Australia, and the U.K. with a mixture of accompanied and acappella works as well as chamber orchestral works and the possibility for enthusiastic audience participation.A suggested donation of $10 for this wonderful event will go toward St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena’s Woodberry & Harris organ restoration fund.
On Sunday, December 8, The Copley Singers will return at 3:30 p.m. to St. Mary Church.
The Copley Singers return to St Mary’s in a wonderful Christmas family program including audience sing-a-long on several carols. ”O Come All Ye Faithful,” ”The First Noel,” and other Christmas favorites such as “O Holy Night,” “Feliz Navidad”, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and more will be featured.
Last year’s Copley Singers Joyous Christmas Concert was extremely popular with the audience of St Mary’s, Charlestown neighbors, and visitors from around the greater Boston area. Join us again this year for a beautiful program which will put the whole family in the mood for Christmas! Here is a picture from last year’s concert.
The Copley Singers perform across the region, including venues in Boston, Cambridge, Methuen, Plymouth, Duxbury, Cape Cod and the Islands. Many members have sung at Trinity Church in Copley Square, where director Brian Jones served from 1984-2004. This is a free event and open to all! To learn more, please visit copleysingers.org.