Jeremy Filsell on The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

September 24, 2022, 4:00 pm

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The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys portrait at St Thomas Church, New York. The boys and men in red cassocks and white surplices posed in front of the organ; three boys front row center are not wearing surplices.
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys (Photo: Scott Heins)

Considered by many to be the leading U. S. ensemble in the Anglican choral tradition, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys provides music for five choral services each week at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York. The choir regularly appears in concert with period-instrument ensembles in New York, and for the past three decades has also toured throughout the United States and Europe. Jeremy Filsell, organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, joins Oliver to reminiscence about former directors Gerre Hancock and John Scott, and to talk about the exceptional education provided at Saint Thomas Choir School. Jeremy Filsell will lead the boy choristers in concert on October 8 at St James Cathedral.

Watch a short video about life as a chorister at Saint Thomas Choir School below.

 


Playlist

All selections performed by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Gerre Hancock: A Song to the Lamb
Nicholas Quardokus, organ
Saint Thomas Brass
Jeremy Filsell, conductor
The Music of Gerre Hancock
Signum SIGCD-631

Ned Rorem: Exaltabo te, Domine
Judith Hancock, organ
Gerrre Hancock, conductor
Great Cathedral Anthems, Vol. 11
Priory PRCD-629

William Byrd: Haec dies (Cantiones Sacrae 1591)
John Scott, conductor
Easter on Fifth Avenue
Pro Organo PO-7209

Daniel Castellanos: Eternal Light
John Scott, conductor
American Voices
Resonus Classics RES-10187

Matthew Martin: Novo profusi gaudio
Stephen Buzard, organ
John Scott, conductor
Dancing Day: Music for Christmas
Resonus Classics RES-10158

Henry Purcell: O sing unto the Lord, Z44
Frederick Teardo, organ
Concert Royal
John Scott, conductor
O Sing Unto The Lord: Sacred Music by Henry Purcell
Resonus Classics RES-10184

Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9
IV. Sanctus
Frederick Teardo, organ
John Scott, conductor
Duruflé & Howells Requiems

Resonus Classics RES-10200

Nico Muhly: Bright Mass with Canons
II. Gloria
Frederick Teardo, organ
John Scott, conductor
American Voices
Resonus Classics RES-10187

Gerre Hancock: Missa Resurrectionis
II. Gloria
Nicholas Quardokus, organ
Saint Thomas Brass
Jeremy Filsell, conductor
The Music of Gerre Hancock
Signum SIGCD-631