From the time of Saint Gregory the Great in the ninth century the words “schola cantorum,” (literally “school of singers”) has referred to a group of singers who devote themselves to enhancing liturgical worship though sacred music.
Youth is an excellent time to learn how to sing. It is an excellent time to gain an appreciation for the most beautiful music this side of heaven. Every member of the Sedes Sapientiae School student body sings in the Schola Cantorum.
The Schola Cantorum's purpose is to foster a love for the treasury of sacred liturgical music and to gain the skills needed for excellence in choral singing. These purposes enable and encourage students to go out into the world and effectively contribute to church music programs and become supporters of the Church's treasury of sacred music.
Giving students an acquaintance with beautiful liturgical music is a reward in itself and certainly in keeping with the wishes of our Holy Fathers.