Montserrat is home to one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe.
Documents testify to the existence of a religious and music school in
Montserrat as far back as the 14th century.
The Escolania now accompanies religious ceremonies and communal
prayers in the basilica. All the choir members receive a high standard of musical
training, along with human and intellectual education. The choir enjoys international
fame and prestige, giving concert performances all over the world, as well as building
up a large catalogue of recordings.
Over the course of its history, the school has produced a good number of
choirmasters and musicians, as well as well-known composers and teachers.
The Escolania also enables some of the monks at Montserrat to work in the field of
composing, producing and teaching music.
For more information about the School
see the web Choir of Montserrat .
Salve Regina, Mater misericórdiae
vita dulcédo, et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamámus,
éxsules, fílii Hevae.
Ad te suspirámus,
geméntes et flentes
in hac lacrimárum valle.
illos tuos misericórdes óculos
ad nos convérte.
benedíctum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsílium osténde,
o dulcis Virgo Maria.
Video of the Choir
You can view the video on Youtube: Information
Channel Youtube (Choir)