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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Amateur Choir

From B-Teamer Tim, the Lapped Catholic:

The best sounding Catholic amateurs you've ever heard are heading to Boston
and Canada on pilgrimage so if you live in the area you should definitely go
hear them and also help get the word out.

The Archdiocesan Boy Choir of Philadelphia sings sacred music throughout the
year in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and travels on pilgrimage yearly to
places like Avila, Spain; Fatima, Portugal; Rome, Italy; and Washington,
D.C. to name a few. This year their pilgrimage will take them to the Divine
Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA; the Mission Church in Boston, MA; the
Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada; and St. Joseph's
Oratory of Mount Royal in Montreal (Quebec) Canada.

Their schedule is as follows:

6/26
Divine Mercy Shrine, Stockbridge, MA
1:30 Rosary
2 PM Mass
3 PM Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
http://www.marian.org/directory_flash.html

6/27
Mission Church, Boston
12:10 PM Mass
http://themissionchurch.com/directions.htm

6/28
Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine
8 PM Mass followed by candlelight procession
http://www.sanctuaire-ndc.ca/

6/30
St. Joseph Oratory
4:30 PM Mass
http://www.saint-joseph.org/dynamic/section/home/index.asp?Language=En

The boys are amateurs because they don't get paid but they definitely sing
like professionals as they continue the tradition of chant and polyphony in
the Church. The boys sing in many different languages, including Latin,
French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Gaelic, and Greek. They are a
joy to hear whether they are singing Mass or performing a concert. Once you
hear them live you will be hooked. You can hear some snippets from three of
their five CDs on their web site: http://www.archboychoir.org. Feel free to
contact tcanny@comcast.net for more information about the choir and other
sources for their audio clips. And if you do attend let them know you heard
about them on the web.

By the way the boys are also singing the 11AM Mass tomorrow for the EWTN
25th Anniversary Family Celebration at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
Admission is free so if you live in Philadelphia this may be your last time
to hear them until the fall. http://www.ewtn25.com/philadelphia.asp

If you live near these sites please attend and if you've got readers who
live near these sites please pass the word along. Thanks!

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