Choristers of St. Thomas Fifth Ave

Come hear the leading ensemble of its kind! The treble choristers of the Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue Choir of Men and Boys will be live in concert at St. James Cathedral, Chicago, on Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Jeremy Filsell, the choristers of St. Thomas Fifth Avenue are trained at the Saint Thomas Choir School, a boarding school solely for the choristers and the only remaining educational establishment of its type in the US.

The boys will offer old and new choral gems of the Anglican tradition featuring Ives, Fauré, Rorem, Parry, and more!

About St. Thomas Choir of Boys and Men

Saint Thomas Choir School in the heart of New York City nurtures and educates the treble choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. The choir school’s residential faculty guides and supports students in their academic and musical endeavors, helping them grow into young men who exhibit poise, presence, and a deep sense of serving the community. The school’s small size and low faculty-to-student ratio allow teachers to address the strengths and needs of each child, while a schoolwide focus on music ensures that boys with a passion for singing can grow in extraordinary ways. The choir is invited to perform at renowned venues, presenting concerts in New York, across the country, and around the world. These experiences create deep bonds among the choristers and prepare the boys for a meaningful and rewarding journey through adolescence and beyond, regardless of their professional goals.

The Program

Jubilate Deo Paul Bryan (b. 1950)

Red Dragonfly Grayston Ives (b. 1948)

Pie Jesu from Requiem Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) 

Four Songs Ned Rorem (b. 1923) 
A Little Elegy
What if some little pain

Andante moderato from Pièces brèves, Op. 84, No. 5 Fauré 
Nathan Moreno, Piano

Blüte Nur from Matthäus-Passion BWV 544 J. S. Bach (1685-1750) 
Frankie Segger, Treble

Laudes Francis POTT (b. 1957) 
Maks Adach, organ

Magnificat from Westminster Service Matthew Martin (b. 1976) 

Nunc Dimittis Geoffrey Burgon (1941-2010)

Brother James’ Air Trad. arr. Malcolm Archer (b. 1952) 

Allegro from Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major K. 216 W.A. Mozart (1756-1795) 
William Lee, Violin

Beneath these alien stars Judith Bingham (b. 1952) 

Songs of Advent Alan Ridout (1934-1996) 
Night: A dark world
Candle: The Single Light
Morning: A Working Day

Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth. Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) 
Frankie Segger, Piano

The Little road to Bethlehem Michael Head (1900-1976) 

The Lost Chord Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) 

Long since in Egypt's plenteous land C. H. H. Parry (1848-1918) 

Our love is here to stay George Gershwin (1898-1937) 

Embraceable You Gershwin arr. Earl Wild (1915-2010) 
Jeremy Filsell, piano

By Strauss Gershwin