Photo courtesy of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.The world-renowned Treble Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, led by Daniel Hyde, will perform at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem (FPCB), 2344 Center Street, as part of a concert tour in the Lehigh Valley. David B. Macbeth, Organist and Director of Music at FPCB, is pleased to announce that the world-famous choir will perform at the church on Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. The choir has a legacy of transcendent music and is the leading ensemble of its kind in the Anglican choral tradition in the United States.
Watch a YouTube video of their amazing school and choir here.
Daniel Hyde is the Principal Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, NY. Before moving to New York, Daniel was Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford. His career as both an organist and a conductor has provided opportunities for him to perform in concerts on three continents- Europe, Australia, and North America.
The Saint Thomas Choir School, founded nearly a century ago in 1919, is the only boarding school solely for choristers in the United States, and one of only three schools of its type remaining in the world today. The school’s mission is to impart to its students “the intellectual skills and ethical values that will enable them to embrace life with confidence, responsibility, and joy.”
The Choir School offers a challenging curriculum, an interscholastic sports program, and musical training for boys in grades three through eight.
The Choir has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe with performances at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, King’s College, Cambridge, Windsor, Edinburgh, St. Albans, and the Vatican. In February 2012, the Boys of the Choir traveled to Dresden to give the premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Dresden Requiem with the Dresden Staatskapelle in the Frauenkirche and Semper Oper.
The 90-minute concert will be held in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. There will be a brief intermission.
The suggested donation is $12 at the door.
FPCB is also the host for the choir during its tour dates in the Lehigh Valley. The choir will be performing for congregations in Allentown, Easton, and Lansdale.