The Choir of All Saints, Ashmont
Tuesday, July 2 | 5pm Eucharist
The All Saints' Choir of Men and Boys (also known as the Ashmont Boy Choir), is modeled on the English Cathedral choral tradition and assists in leading worship at the 10:00 am Solemn High Mass at All Saints' on Sundays during the school year. The Choir’s repertoire consists of the finest sacred music from Gregorian chant to the works of living composers, singing a full mass setting, a psalm setting, and an anthem or motet every Sunday. It consists of boys aged 7 to 18 – most of whom live in the Dorchester area – and professional and volunteer singing men from the greater Boston area. The Choir strives to give urban boys a safe place in which to make new friends, experience the uplifting power of great music, discover the value of teamwork and responsibility, and learn musical skills that will last them a lifetime. In addition, it seeks to enrich the life of the greater Boston community through its concerts and recordings. Ethnic and racial diversity is a hallmark of the choir.
The choir enjoys a thriving partnership with the Harvard Glee Club. In addition to numerous joint performances with the Glee Club at Harvard University and Ashmont, the two choirs jointly support the Archibald T. Davison Fellowship, a mentoring program in which a Harvard student assists in rehearsals, sings in the choir, and acts as a mentor to the Ashmont boys. The choir also maintains collaborative relationships with the St. Paul’s (Harvard Sq) Choir of Men and Boys, as well as the Choir of All Saints’ Church in Worcester.