Episode No. 44 Saturday, August 18, 2018
This is a great Episode of MFTT as we learn about the London (Brompton) Oratory and their music program. Charles Cole began his musical training as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral. We will enjoy hearing what it was like as a young chorister at Westminster Cathedral and how Mr. Cole tries to give his choristers that same kind of experience at the Oratory School. He went on to win a major music scholarship to Ampleforth and organ scholarships at Exeter College, Oxford, and Westminster Cathedral. Charles is Assistant Director of Music here at the London Oratory where he directs the London Oratory Junior Choir. He is Director of Music and Director of the Schola at St Philip’s School. He was appointed Director of the Schola Cantorum at the London Oratory School in 2012. The Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School sings at the London Oratory every Saturday evening in term time and on major feast days for School Mass throughout the year. Founded in 1996, the choir gives Catholic boys the opportunity of a choral education within the state education system from age 7 to 18.
In July 2019 it is their hope to tour in Southern California and perhaps even be the first visiting choir in the new Christ Cathedral. All of today’s music is from their new CD, Sacred Treasures of England, London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir, Charles Cole, Director (available on iTunes )
MUSIC: Haec Dies John Sheppard
MUSIC: Agnus Dei from Missa Eug beon Christopher Tye
MUSIC: O Nata Lux Thomas Tallis
MUSIC: Ave Verum William Byrd
MUSIC: Salvator Mundi Thomas Tallis