Voces Caelestes is the schola of Padre Pio Academy. The ensemble was born of a desire to provide students in grades five through high school an opportunity to sing chant, sacred polyphony and other musical forms from the treasury of traditional liturgical music.
Their study includes the honing of basic vocal technique and developing purity of expression, learning to read neumes as well as modern musical notation, and cultivating these skills for a lifetime of use. Through participation, they provide a valuable service to the Church and school community while simultaneously enriching their faith and developing a passion for music of substance.
The following selections were recorded live during the Voces Caelestes summer in New York program, June, 2015.