Escolania de Montserrat 2017 U.S. tour in Washington, D.C.
The choir, one of the oldest music schools in Europe, is coming to the nation’s capital to take part in the John F. Kennedy Centennial celebration and in the National Day Parade.
Escolania de Montserrat is one of the oldest music schools in Europe and is arguably the premiere boys’ choir in Spain, with more than fifty 9 to 14 year-old boys from Catalonia, Spain.
Under the direction and teaching of Fr. Ireneu Segarra (1953-1997), the Escolania became recognized internationally, recording many CDs and participating in festivals as well as touring many countries. It has collaborated with a variety of orchestras such as Orquestra de Cadaqués, Musica Ducis Brabantiae from Holland, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations and Capella Reial de Catalunya, Orquestra de l’Acadèmia del Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Orquestra Nacional de Cambra d’Andorra. Over the last few years, the Escolania has recorded O Vos Omnes, El Nostre Nadal, P. Miquel López, and a double CD of Responsoris de Setmana Santa by Narcís Casanoves.
The aim of the choir is the daily participation in the prayer of the sanctuary, singing in front of a very large audience of pilgrims who come from all over the world. It is one of the objectives of the Escolania to spread sacred music, both of the composers of Montserrat and of internationally-renowned composers as well.
On Sunday, July 2
- At 9 am: Participation in the mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
- At 8 pm: Concert at Trinity Church, Georgetown. RSVP.