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SVC to host Montserrat Boys Choir

by Public Relations | November 02, 2022


Montserrat Boys Choir


LATROBE, PA — Saint Vincent College will host the world-renowned Montserrat Boys Choir on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.

Hailing from outside Barcelona, Spain, and comprised of nearly 50 boys, the Montserrat Boys Choir is one of the oldest and most well-respected choirs in Europe. The choir first performed at Saint Vincent outside of the Monastery in the 1950s. 

The Montserrat Boys Choir, made up of boys ranging in age from 9 to 14 who attend the Escolania de Montserrat, is one of the oldest music schools in Spain. The Choir is the official choir of the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat in Catalonia, which is perched atop a mountain near Barcelona. The choir boasts a diverse repertoire worthy of its eight centuries of tradition. Works range from Gregorian chant and music of the Spanish baroque to more contemporary pieces by former Music Director Bernat Vivancos and pioneering music educator Zoltan Kodály.

Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased by visiting General seating tickets are $20, and Premium Event Experience tickets are $120; these tickets include admittance to a pre-concert reception and seating within a reserved section.

A portion of the ticket price will benefit the Students First Fund at Saint Vincent College. The Students First Fund supports students with financial needs.