NORWALK, Conn. - The 82-member Diocesan Youth Choir will be taking the stage Friday, Dec. 18 at the Norwalk Concert Hall for its first full-length concert.
The choir was formed earlier this year in response to a Diocesan Synod goal to better engage youths in the life of the church across Fairfield County.
“We hope people will come out and join us to celebrate the sound and spirit of Christmas,” said Bishop Frank Caggiano,” “Our youth have worked for months to prepare for this concert. We hope that this is the beginning of a new Christmas tradition in the diocese.”
The concert will be performed under the direction of Mary Bozzuti Higgins, of Wilton, an opera singer and choral director who also serves as music director of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. The program will feature traditional Christmas music, an audience sing-along, brief scripture readings in Portuguese, French, Spanish and Vietnamese and a candlelight recessional to “Silent Night.”
Higgins said other selections planned for the evening are Caccini’s Ave Maria, Arise and Shrine by contemporary sacred music composer Mary McDonaldand new arrangements of O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Petit Enfant and Mary.
Youth from 43 of the diocese’s 82 parishes will be performing. Higgins said she hopes the newly formed choir in the coming year will have youth representatives from every parish.
Ticket prices start at $50. All proceeds will benefit the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund and youth programs throughout Fairfield County. For tickets, go here .
For more information on the choir, go here .
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