Christmas Mass Schedule
The choir will perform the Christmas Eve Mass on Wednesday, December 24 at the Neumann Shrine, 1019 North Fifth Street Philadelphia, PA 19123. Mass begins at 5:30 PM, and a pre-Mass concert begins at 5:00 PM.
The choir will also sing for the feast of St. John Neumann on Sunday, January 4, 2014 at the Neumann Shrine, 1019 North Fifth Street Philadelphia, PA 19123. Mass begins at 3:30 PM, and a pre-Mass concert begins at 3:00 PM. This Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation, and is a Mass for both the Feast of the Epiphany and for the Feast of St. John Neumann.
About the Director
Tom Windfelder is the Choir’s Director. He has extensive experience with other boy’s choirs, most notably the Archdiocesan Boy Choir of Philadelphia, which Tom directed for over 25 years. Tom also has experience in directing school choirs and international trips. He is the current director of the school choir at St. Peter’s Church, the St. John Neumann Shrine, in Fishtown.
During his time in the Archdiocesan Boy Choir, Tom has taken the choir on many trips, including Fatima, Portugal, Avila, Spain, and even to the Vatican and Rome, where the choir performed for St. Pope John Paul II. Under Tom’s leadership the choir has performed throughout the world in the great Cathedrals and Monasteries of Europe, and the Savio Boy Choir will continue to do this. The Savio Boy Choir will be going on a worldwide tour to Spain in 2015. The choir will be singing a grand concert in the below pictured Basilica of St. Vincent.
About the Assistant Director
Mr. Jeremy Triplett is the Choir’s Assistant Director and Accompanist. He serves at Sacred Heart Parish as Director of Music. Mr. Triplett returns this year as a newly appointed Sir Knight Fourth Degree with a renewed sense of community and musical endeavors. Mr. Triplett received a B.S. in Music Education from Chestnut Hill College in May 2011. Mr. Triplett conducts an adult choir at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish which performs on holidays, feast days, and holy days. He also started three separate youth choirs in 2012 at Maternity BVM and St. Genevieve School, as well at St. Rose of Lima Parish. Mr. Triplett is currently the Music Director/Organist at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, serving for seven years now, and also is the Music Director / Organist at St. Rose of Lima in North Wales. He is also currently the Music Teacher at St. Genevieve School and Maternity BVM School. He is Assistant Director/Accompanist for the Savio Boy Choir. He is also the Music Teacher for Young Artists Musicians Program (Summer Arts Program).
Jeremy is a featured accompanist on three professional albums: O Holy Night, Golden Rose (extension), and Midnight Mass (extension). Jeremy hopes to accompany the choir on a future album. Jeremy was the Vice-President for the Association of Performing Arts at Chestnut Hill College. He has been the pianist for Jazz Improvisation, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and The Hill Singers for four years at the college. He was also the Vocal Director/Music Director/Conductor/Pianist/Organist for the student run musicals “Once on This Island” and “Little Shop of Horrors” at Chestnut Hill College. Mr. Triplett believes that liturgical music allows us to come together as a community and grow together.