The Schola Cantorum of the Pacific

Message from the Director

On October 8th the Schola entered its 40th anniversary year with a flourishing adult cantorale, and the foundation of the long-hoped-for choirschool program.  A special event at the conclusion of this year will be our adult ensemble’s all a cappella performance in the City of Riverside Festival of Lights at the historic Mission Inn at December 20th.

Under the able tutelage of their choirmaster, Vicente Bastidas, Schola Assistant Director, the choir children at Assumption School are developing excellent treble vocal tone and continually progressive music reading skills.  We should expect to hear a lot from our Esolanía very soon!

We are extremely grateful to the new benefactors who have enabled the Schola to advance so promisingly.   This 40th anniversary year is seeing the full establishment of the Schola as a purveyor of great Sacred Music for now and the future.

The motto of the Schola is, “Celebrent Te Populi Deus,” from Psalm 67,  which we translate as, “May the Peoples praise you, O Lord, may all the Peoples praise you.”

May the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all –places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Fr. Ted Ley, SM, ChM, DMus (Marianist) Founder-Director