Jesuit singers complete successful tour of Boston

In March, our school choir traveled to Boston to perform at Malden Catholic High School, Discalced Carmelites, and the Boston Basilica. Triple Trio and Choir both performed spectacularly, dazzling the various audiences, perpetuating the annual tradition of spreading Jesuit Pride throughout the U.S. Outside of performances, they were able to tour through Boston’s famous museums and even take a glimpse of Harvard University. Boston Choir Tour was truly a memorable event.

During their first day of performances, our choir performed at Malden Catholic High School and the Boston Basilica. Daniel Zamora ’18 commented, “The first performance at Malden was marvelous. It was a particularly interesting performance because we performed for an all Catholic boys school, similar to Strake. As a crowd, they were into it, which made a very ecstatic and successful performance.” Choir’s performances in the Malden Catholic High school and Boston Basilica included: Vivaldi’s Gloria, and the Boy’s Triple Trio executed an acapella version of The Longest Time by Billy Joel, as the Girl’s Triple Trio accomplished perfectly an arrangement of Mister Sandman by Pat Ballard. Towards the end of the show, the choir performed The Yellow Rose of Texas beautifully and finished euphoniously with He Never Failed Me by Robert Ray.

Business aside, during the little free time that choir has had, they were able to explore Harvard’s charming campus. The choir was even able to witness a Blue Man Group show and watch a performance of Pippin at the Hanover Theatre. Daniel Zamora ‘18 noted, “We’re halfway done, but we still have tons to do. Even though it’s tiring, I’m loving every second of it.”

On the second day of singing, the choir performed at Methuen High School and St. Monica School at Methuen, Massachusetts. After performances, the choir was able to eat lunch at Quincy Food Market. Javier Janer described the food market as “An old looking building from the 1700s, while surrounded by modern-style buildings. There was a plaza at the center, but everywhere we went, it was crowded.” After a mostly relaxing day, choir finished the tour with a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Boston.