The Massachusetts Boy Choir Course, formerly located in Montréal, Canada, is the oldest RSCM affiliated course in North America. For over five decades MBCC has been providing a safe place for boys & teens to spend a week having fun and making music at the very highest level with some of the world’s best choir trainers.
The course is housed at Groton School, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the US, located in Groton, MA. The beautiful campus offers an exceptional performing arts center, sprawling fields, modern residence halls, and, of course, a pool.
Our week of fun and music culminates with singing for Sunday services at Trinity Church in the City of Boston, considered one of the Top 10 Most significant buildings in the USA.
Join us for a week of work, play, music, friends, and carry on the the unique tradition that is the Massachusetts Boys Choir Course! See you July 15th to 21st, 2019!
A B O U T U S
JULY 15 - 21 | 2019
RICHARD WEBSTER | 2019 Guest Director
In addition to serving at Trinity Church in the City of Boston, Richard Webster is also the Music Director of Chicago’s Bach Week Festival, an annual spring concert series of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by some of America’s pre-eminent musicians. As a composer, his works are published by six houses, including Advent Press (www.advent-press.com). He completes several commissioned works a year and travels extensively to direct hymn festivals, choral workshops and perform organ recitals. In 2011 he was awarded the honorary Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music (FRSCM) at Peterborough Cathedral in England.
Mr. Webster is Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus of the Parish Church of St. Luke in Evanston, Illinois, where from 1974 to 2003 he led the Choir of Men and Boys, Girls Choir, Adult Schola and St. Luke’s Singers in an active program of worship, concerts, tours and recordings. The restoration of the church’s historic 1922 E. M. Skinner organ was completed in 1998 under his leadership. A native of Nashville, he studied organ with Peter Fyfe, Karel Paukert and Wolfgang Rübsam. As a Fulbright Scholar to England he was Organ Scholar at Chichester Cathedral under the late John Birch. He has performed and recorded as organist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works from the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony to Ives’ Fourth Symphony.
2016 R E P E R T O I R E
MBCC & RSCM
RSCM America is the branch of the Royal School of Church Music in the United States. Our goal is to uplift the spiritual life of our communities through high quality choral music. We provide musical education to singers through a structured choral music program and summer music courses. We provide support to music directors through an organizational forum which facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Through our efforts to raise the quality of choral music performance, we have touched the lives of multitudes of singers and listeners.