St. Mary’s welcomes its first group of Choral Scholars this year. Funded by a Diocesan Mission Grant, this program is a reflection of the longstanding relationship between the University of Pennsylvania community and our choir. Our Choral Scholars participate in the choir for Sunday mass, help out with the Thursday night Campus Compline service, and perform in special concerts.
Seyi Osundeko – soprano
Hailing from Harrisburg, PA, Seyi is a member of the College Class of 2020. She is an English major, with a particular interest in language and linguistics. In addition to her passion for music, she also writes for The Vision, an e-publication that is published online and sent through UPenn’s Makuu: the Black Cultural Center’s listserv.
Jenny Hopkins – alto
Jenny is an M.S.Ed. of Higher Education candidate at Penn’s Graduate School of Education. Her interests include intercultural exchange, practicing French and Chinese, yoga, & singing! She is delighted to join the St. Mary’s choir & community.
Matthew Peters – tenor
Matt Peters is a current junior (Class of 2019) studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a minor in music. On campus he also plays cello in the symphony orchestra and sings with the glee club and Counterparts a cappella.
Peter Lu – bass
Peter is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Class of 2021. A musician and singer, Peter is a member of the University Choir and Penn’s jazz and pop a cappella group, Penn Counterparts. He plans on majoring in music and spends his free time studying opera and teaching children.