Sony Music Masterworks proudly announces the debut release from The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir, one of three choirs of the world-renowned London Oratory choral program. The new album Sacred Treasures of England was released February 10 on AimHigher Recordings/Sony Classical. The release will be supported by a worldwide tour throughout the year with the U.S. leg in October.
The Schola Cantorum, who have been featured in a number of major motion pictures, including The Lord of The Rings, present music from the English Tudor era on Sacred Treasures of England. Comprised of 14 tracks, the new album includes motets by composers such as William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, as well as the magnificent Missa Euge bone by Christopher Tye.
“From the very first note we heard from The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir–we were impressed by their captivating musical talent and direction,” said AimHigher Recordings CEO Kevin Fitzgibbons. “Mirroring the majestic beauty of The Oratory itself, the repertoire from this debut recording is gorgeous and timeless. We are grateful to all at the Oratory who made this great artistic moment possible and are excited for the new global collaboration with Sony Classical.”
“This wonderful partnership with AimHigher Recordings/Sony Classical represents a unique opportunity for the Schola to bring sacred music from the Renaissance to a much wider audience,” says Charles Cole, Director of the Schola. “The stunning beauty of this music, which we specialize in, deserves to reach many more people who we hope will be moved by the sound of the boys’ voices.”
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir was founded in 1996. Educated in the Junior House of the London Oratory School, boys from the age of 7 are given outstanding choral and instrumental training within a stimulating musical environment. Directed by Charles Cole, the prestigious ‘Schola’ is regarded as one of London’s leading boy-choirs, in demand for concert and soundtrack work. The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir will be the first choir to release an album under a new international recording partnership with AimHigher Recordings/Sony Classical. For more information visit: https://www.londonoratoryschola.com/.
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