Schola's Quarter Notes Newsletter


We have been hard at work behind the scenes and are now proud to share with you our first newsletter.

The topics include the following:

  • The choir school in Boyle Heights

  • The Festival of Lights Performance

  • AmazonSmile and PayPal donations

  • An article from one of our students

  • Lots and lots of pictures.

On our website, you’ll also notice a new page for our Newsletters which will hold all the links for future newsletters. Leave a comment and hope you enjoy! Click or tap on “Read More” below.

The Schola's Quarter Notes

Schola Americana Ensemble Reactivated

The teen and young adult group of The Schola Cantorum of the Pacific, Schola Americana, has been revived as a youth and young adult group at Assumption Parish in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The ensemble which from 1991 to 2009, led contemporary liturgical music in schools and parishes in the L.A. area, and staged concerts of popular, light jazz, and folk music at such venues at Huntington Library in San Marino, and MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, is poised to resume similar programs. This website will announce its activities of the 2018-19 school year.

Schola and Escolania Summer Tour




Liturgies and Choir Concert

Sacred Heart Church, Ely, Nevada

 August 4th and 5th, 2018

Choral Concert: “From Gregorian to Gospel” – Saturday, August 4th at 8pm

Vigil Liturgy, Saturday August 4th at 5:30pm

Sunday Mass, August 5th at 9:30am

The oldest-known Christian hymn will be sung in a concert, “From Gregorian to Gospel,” by The Schola Cantorum of the Pacific® and Escolanía Pacífica choir school, at Sacred Heart Church in Ely, Nevada, Saturday, August 4th, at 8pm.   This beautiful yet rarely-heard melody from the Third Christian Century opens the program. 

The appreciable acoustics of Sacred Heart Church will enhance a varied program including compositions by Palestrina, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Cesar Franck, Benjamin Britten and Leonard Bernstein.  The Schola will present their own arrangements of the spirituals, “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?” and “Balm in Gilead,” while Escolanía youth add children’s choral music from Spanish Colonial times, and as a planned encore, the State Song, “Home Means Nevada.”

There will be no admission fee to the concert, sponsored for the community by Sacred Heart Parish. The Schola has sung frequently in Nevada. In 2009, the Schola united with the choir of St. Mary's in-the-Mountains Parish in Virginia City, Nevada, to provide the liturgical music for the solemn Mass of Rededication of the restored historic church.

Welcome to the new Schola website!

We have updated our website to be able to communicate better with you! Our new site has been upgraded with new features, such as:

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We are incredibly happy to be able to bring you an easy way to keep in touch with us. This was only possible with the help of all our supporters. We are currently in our 40th anniversary year because of you. Thank you!