The Schola was established in September 1996 as a means of providing Catholic boys a rigorous choral education within the maintained sector, something hitherto only available in the independent sector. The development carried the full support and encouragement of the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Hume. The Schola sings at the Saturday evening Mass at the Oratory Church every week in term time and at other Masses and services during and outside term, and in the School Chapel during the week. In addition to the liturgical commitment, concert work and touring will become a regular feature of the choristers' lives.
The Current Director is Lee Ward. The Schola's patrons are HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Simon Callow CBE and the renowned Scottish composer James Macmillan.
(Warner Classics 2564 65720-6, CD)
London Oratory School Schola Choral music by Roxanna Punufnik exploring the theme of love, drawing on texts and music of various faiths. Performed by various choirs. Includes premiere recording of Schola Missa de Angelis, a setting of the plainsong Missa de Angelis, composed for LOSS by Panufnik.
London Oratory School Schola The London Oratory School Schola will feature as part of film composer Alexandré Desplat's score to this New Line Cinema film - based on Philip Pullman's book 'Northern Lights'.
London Oratory School Schola Composed by Leonard Bernstein; featuring BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC singers, Ann Murray, London Oratory School Schola, et al. The London Oratory School Schola performs on 'Kaddish.'
London Oratory School ScholaEdward Ross Music composed by Howard Shore. The London Oratory School
Boy Soprano Soloist: Edward Ross The boys' choir performs occasionally throughout the entire soundtrack.