Figure 1.--These choristers are from Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City. This was an Easter 2004 performance. They wear red, white, and blue robes. I'm not sure what the significance of the colors is.
We have only limited information on boy choir tradition in Mexico or individual Mexican choirs at this time. We believe that most if not all Mexican choirs are associated with the Cathlolic Church.
There are several church choirs made up of boys and girls. One such choir is the Coro de Infantes de San Mateo Apůstol in Guadalajara. It is made up 50 boys and girl from 7-15 years of age. Most belong to the San Mateo Apůstol Parish from which the name of the choir is taken. They perform in blue and white robes. The choir was founded in September 1994 to provide jouful music at religious celebrations, especially the Friday mass dedidicated to children. The choir was immediately accepted by the Church faithful. The parents helped organize a training program in choral singing and a general musical education program.
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City (located on the Zocalo, the city-center plaza across from the capital buildings), is the most famous choir in Mexico. We do not have much information about the choir and its history at this time. The choirboys there still wear short pants. They often perform in short white robes. I think the image here is of the Matropolitan Cathedral Choir (figure 1). They wear red, whire, and blue robes for an Easter 2004 performance. I'm not sure what the significance of the colors is. Hopefully our Mexican readers will provide us some information about the Choir.
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