Cathedral’s Children’s Choir and Youth Schola to Sing in Rome Later This Month


Members of the Cathedral Children’s Choir and Cathedral Youth Schola will travel to sing at the Vatican from Dec. 26, 2015, through Jan. 2, 2016. Their pilgrimage includes attendance at the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores, featuring thousands of choristers from children’s choirs around the world, a private tour of the Sistine Chapel, and visits to many of the other historic sites in Rome.

On New Year’s Eve, the children participate in a “Christmas Around the World” Concert in the presence of Pope Francis. And on New Year’s Day, they sing in St. Peter’s Basilica during the World Day of Peace Papal Mass.

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Here is the email address to which prayer intentions can be sent for the Cathedral Children’s Choir Rome Pilgrimage:

To listen to an audio interview with Claire Halbur, the associate for children’s choirs at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, who talks more about upcoming trip, listen below: