The Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School will be performing J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 7pm at the London Oratory. The Schola will be joined by the London Oratory Junior Choir and the Belgravia Chamber Orchestra, directed by Charles Cole. The part of the Evangelist will be sung by Nicholas Mulroy and the part of Christus by Marcus Farnsworth. The performance will be sung in German and the solo Arias will be sung by boys from the Schola. Tickets, priced £20 (£10 concessions) will be available on the door and in advance from the Oratory House. Generously sponsored by Rawlinson & Hunter and Maecenas. See the poster below for more details.
This morning Fr Paul Gillham celebrated Mass for the boys of St Philip’s School in honour of St Edward the Confessor, whose feast is today. The Mass, in the Extraordinary Form, took place at the Church of Santa Trinita dei Pellegrini. Later on the boys visited the Basilica of St Paul’s outside the Walls, bringing to a close the school’s pilgrimage.
This morning the boys of St Philip’s School, London visited the Forum and Colosseum. The boys were then taken to the Basilica of St John Lateran (the pictures below include a painting of St Philip Neri in the Basilica). Afterwards Fr Paul Gillham celebrated Mass in the Borghese Chapel at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Yesterday evening the boys of St Philip’s School attended Benediction at Santa Trinita dei Pellegrini. This morning they attended Mass at the Tomb of St Peter celebrated by Fr Paul Gillham. After Mass the boys climbed the Dome of St Peter’s before attending the Angelus and Papal Blessing in St Peter’s Square.
The following photographs were taken this morning at the Chiesa Nuova in Rome. The boys of St Philip’s School, London, attended Mass at the Shrine of St Philip Neri which was celebrated by Fr Paul Gillham. After Mass the boys were shown the private rooms of St Philip which contain various relics and artefacts, including his bed, confessional, pulpit and chalice.