Saint Thomas Choir School

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Saint Thomas Choir School is a church-affiliated boarding choir school in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1919.wikipedia
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Westminster Abbey Choir School

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Saint Thomas is one of three choir schools that exclusively educate boy trebles of the choir, and where all boys are required to board at the school (Westminster Abbey Choir School in England and Escolania de Montserrat in Spain being the other two).
The school is one of only three choir schools that educate only the male trebles of the choir, the others being Saint Thomas Choir School in New York City and Escolania de Montserrat in Spain.

Buttrick White & Burtis

In 1985, the church sold the West 55th Street school to Fisher Brothers, property developers, who in turn agreed to build a new choir school designed by the architecture firm Buttrick White & Burtis.
BWB's largest project, a fifteen-story, postmodern building in Manhattan, built for the Saint Thomas Choir School, was completed in 1987, and dedicated in January 1988 by the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Gunther Schuller

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He studied at the Saint Thomas Choir School and became an accomplished French horn player and flute player.

Saint Thomas Church (Manhattan)

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The school is supported by the nearby Saint Thomas Church, an Episcopal church, continuing the Anglican tradition of all-male choral ensembles.
The boys of the Saint Thomas Choir (as the men are professional singers) are enrolled at the Saint Thomas Choir School, the only church-affiliated residential choir school in the United States.

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Saint Thomas Choir School is a church-affiliated boarding choir school in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1919.

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Saint Thomas Choir School is a church-affiliated boarding choir school in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1919.

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Saint Thomas Choir School is a church-affiliated boarding choir school in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1919.

Episcopal Diocese of New York

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The school is supported by the nearby Saint Thomas Church, an Episcopal church, continuing the Anglican tradition of all-male choral ensembles.

Anglicanism

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The school is supported by the nearby Saint Thomas Church, an Episcopal church, continuing the Anglican tradition of all-male choral ensembles.

Choirboy

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Saint Thomas is one of three choir schools that exclusively educate boy trebles of the choir, and where all boys are required to board at the school (Westminster Abbey Choir School in England and Escolania de Montserrat in Spain being the other two).

Boarding school

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Saint Thomas is one of three choir schools that exclusively educate boy trebles of the choir, and where all boys are required to board at the school (Westminster Abbey Choir School in England and Escolania de Montserrat in Spain being the other two).

Escolania de Montserrat

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Saint Thomas is one of three choir schools that exclusively educate boy trebles of the choir, and where all boys are required to board at the school (Westminster Abbey Choir School in England and Escolania de Montserrat in Spain being the other two).

Midtown Manhattan

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Students ranging from age 8 to 14 reside and study at the choir school, a 14-story building located at 202 West 58th Street in midtown Manhattan, one block south of Central Park.

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Students ranging from age 8 to 14 reside and study at the choir school, a 14-story building located at 202 West 58th Street in midtown Manhattan, one block south of Central Park.

T. Tertius Noble

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St. Thomas Choir School was founded in 1919 by the vestry of St. Thomas Church at the urging of T. Tertius Noble, an English born organist and composer, who had been the organist of Saint Thomas Church since 1913.

55th Street (Manhattan)

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The school officially opened on March 3, 1919 at its first location, a four-story building at 123 West 55th Street.

Fisher Brothers

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In 1985, the church sold the West 55th Street school to Fisher Brothers, property developers, who in turn agreed to build a new choir school designed by the architecture firm Buttrick White & Burtis.

Gable

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It rose six stories "before stepping back in a tower with a gabled roof that houses the chapel."

Rolling admission

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Students are admitted on a rolling basis.

Jeremy Filsell

Currently directed (2019) by Jeremy Filsell, the choir performs regularly with the period instrument ensemble Concert Royal, and with the Orchestra of St. Luke's as part of its own concert

Bachfest Leipzig

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Later in 2012, the choir performed in the Thomaskirche at the Bachfest Leipzig, a highlight of their tour to Germany and Copenhagen.