The Escolania Today

The Escolania today consists of 50 boys from 9 to 14 years of age from all of Catalonia. The majority of the choristers start in primary school and finish as they begin secondary school based on the development of the voice.

The Escolania is an integrated education and artistic learning center, recognized by the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia. During the morning hours, the choristers receive general education of all subjects. The afternoon is dedicated to music – music theory classes, choir rehearsals, instrument lessons, orchestra, etc.

From the beginning and for centuries, the choristers have sung at the Sanctuary of Montserrat, visited by people from all over the world who come daily to listen to the boys sing. At Montserrat, these boys receive a comprehensive training that allows them to grow positively during such an important age.