Children's Music at All Saints Parish


Schola began 30 years ago when All Saints Parish launched a music program for children in response to cutbacks in the Brookline public schools’ music education. Since that time Schola has become one of the finest church-based children’s choirs in the Boston area, known for its high standards of repertoire as well as vocal and handbell performance.

As an ensemble for youth in Grades 2 to 12, Schola is the perfect place to establish and develop musical skills. In addition to performance preparation, weekly rehearsals also include basic instruction in music theory. Schola sings during our Sunday morning worship. This liturgical role, coupled with Church School classes, provides a rich context for children’s faith to grow.

Children in PreK to 1st Grade prepare for Schola by being in the Cherub Choir. Cherubs learn how to sing as a group, produce basic rhythms, and participate actively in congregational worship. They sing in Sunday worship 3-4 times during the year.

There are two Schola rehearsals each week:

  • Fridays, 4:00-5:30pm
  • Sundays, 9:30-10:15am

Cherubs meet on Sunday mornings at 10:15am for 20 minutes.

For more information, please contact Emily Howe, Schola Director at 617-738-1810 Ext 107 or



The Schola fall 2012 schedule is as follows:

Friday rehearsals, 4:00 to 5:30pm: Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30

Sunday rehearsals, 9:30 to 10:15am: Sept 16, 23, 30; Oct 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 11, 18


SCHOLA CD available for purchase

Schola CD

This recording was made in two sessions in the winter and spring of 2005. It is comprised of music for Christmas and Holy Week, and includes two handbell selections. Composers include Benjamin Britten, J.S. Bach, Max Reger, Gabriel Faure, and others. A highlight of the recording is a live performance of "I'm Goin' Up a Yonder", the African-American Spiritual, with Baritone Robert Honeysucker.

For information on how to purchase, contact Emily Howe at 617-738-1810 Ext 107 or


1 In Dulci Jubilo Arranged for handbells by Keith Glavash
2 Personent Hodie German melody (1360) Arranged by John Rutter
3 Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 Benjamin Britten
   Balulalow Zoë Vrabel, Soloist
   As dew in Aprille
   This little Babe
4 The Virgin's Slumber Song Max Reger
5 The Holly and the Ivy English Traditional Carol, Arranged by John Rutter;
   Nora Evett, Laura McLellan, Anna Glavash, soloists

6 In Dulci Jubilo German Traditional Carol Arragned by John Rutter and R. L. de Pearsall
7 Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day English Traditional Carol Arragned by John Rutter
10-11 A Boy Was Born, Op. 3 Benjamin Britten
   Variation V: In the Bleak Midwinter
   Variation VI: Noel!
   Performance with The Boston Cecilia, December 2003, Church of the Advent, Boston
12 Wondrous Love Arranged for handbells by Keith Glavash
13 Lift Up My Eyes Paul Bouman
14 Fairest Lord Jesus Richard DeLong
15 Salve Regina Gabriel Fauré
16-19 Messe Basse Gabriel Fauré
   Kyrie eleison Zoë Vrabel, Soloist
   Benedictus Zoë Vrabel, Soloist
   Agnus Dei
20 Tantum Ergo Plainchant
21 Forth He Came at Easter Adapted from an arrangement by David H. WIlliams
22-23 Cantata BWV 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden J.S. Bach
   Verse II. Den Tod Niemand zwingen kunnt'
   Verse III. Jesus Christus Gottes Sohn
24 I'm Goin' Up a Yonder Walter Hawkins Arranged by Martin Sirvatka, Robert Honeysucher baritone soloist

Keith Glavash, Director and Pianist


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