The All Saints' Choir of Men and Boys (also known as the Ashmont Boy Choir), is modeled on the English Cathedral choral tradition and assists in leading worship at the 10:00 am Solemn High Mass at All Saints' on Sundays during the school year. The Choir performs the finest sacred music from Gregorian chant to the works of living composers, singing a full mass setting, a psalm setting, and an anthem or motet every Sunday.

In addition, the Choir seeks to enrich the life of the greater Boston community through its concerts, collaborations with other choirs, and recordings. Ethnic and racial diversity is a hallmark of the Choir, and this highly-valued diversity mirrors the demographic makeup of the parish and of its Dorchester neighborhood.

The boys and teens—aged 7 to 18 and mostly coming from the neighborhoods and communities surrounding Dorchester—are joined by professional and volunteer adult singers from the greater Boston area.

A partnership with the Harvard Glee Club puts the boys in regular contact with young Harvard men through the Archibald T. Davison Fellowship. ("Doc" Davison was Organist at All Saints' in the early 20th century until he left to become University Organist at Harvard, eventually becoming the first formal director of the Glee Club.) The Davison Fellow attends weekly rehearsals, assisting with musical training and providing homework assistance and other mentoring support, and also sings with the Choir during services and performances.

The Choir provides the boys a safe place in which to make new friends, experience the uplifting power of great music, discover the value of teamwork and responsibility, and learn musical and life skills that will last them a lifetime.

Senior choristers In the choir room A great place for young choristers Teaching the importance of preparation View from the choir Decani, ie, the deacon's side Young men, learning ageless music Young-men-of-the-choir Mr. Sheranian Candlemas, February 2015

 

 

Service Times

Sundays

7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Low Mass
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Education*
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass
11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour

* during the academic year

Weekdays

Low Mass
Wednesday 10 a.m. *
Friday 7 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

* followed by coffee hour

 

Location and Parking

209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester MA 02124
(617) 436-6370

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All Saints is located in the south Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, just off Peabody Square, at 209 Ashmont St. and is a very short walk from the Ashmont T station on the Red Line. (Click icon for map.)

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The five principal levels of our buildings are handicap accessible, served by a five-stop elevator. Handicap access into both buildings is by a walkway and ADA-compliant ramp from the parking lot to the Ashmont Street door of the church.  There are handicap accessible bathrooms on four levels of the church and parish house.

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There is a private parking lot for 47 cars and on-street parking on both Ashmont Street and on the other streets surrounding the church.

Four of these spaces are reserved for Zipcars.

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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Our emphasis at the Parish of All Saints is on sacramental worship (the Mass or Holy Eucharist) celebrated in a traditional Anglo-Catholic style, with strong orthodox teaching and preaching, supportive pastoral care, a caring parish family, and responsibility to our community and the greater world.

 
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