Canterbury Choir Of Boys And Men Performing In St. Augustine Tonight

Apr 17, 2015

Boys in the choir
Credit Houston Chronicle

The oldest choir in the English-speaking world is visiting St. Augustine tonight.

The Canterbury Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys is the oldest choir in the English-speaking world. It is composed of male professional singers and boys aged 9 to 13. They are on a nine-stop tour through the United States. David Searles is the man responsible for bringing them to St. Augustine. As a former member of the choir, Searles says it's hard to describe because there's nothing like it in America.

"The normal person comes into the concert thinking they're going to hear a children's choir or maybe a church choir and they're absolutely stunned," said Searles.

The concert is at 8 p.m. tonight at the Memorial Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $30 and are available at the door.