Adapted from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs

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 St. Thomas Choir School, a new video from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Mission Communication.

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

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

St. Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church,” said Mike Collins, the Episcopal Church’s manager of multimedia. “It’s the only school of its kind in the United States and one of only three in the world.”

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