April 1, 2014 // Uncategorized

Voices from heaven …

Pueri Cantores Indiana Regional Mass and Choral Festival celebrated
at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Photos available in the photo gallery.

By Kay Cozad

Angelic voices rose like incense in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne during Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on March 25, the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. A select group of musically-gifted students combined as one choir to perform at the fourth annual Pueri Cantores Indiana Regional Mass and Choral Festival. Conducting the choir was Lee Gwozdz, director of music at Corpus Christi Cathedral in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Pueri Cantores is a century-old practice started in the United States in 1953. Pueri Cantores (which is Latin for “young choristers” or “young singers”) is the official children’s choral organization of the Catholic Church and provides opportunities for school-aged youth choirs from all backgrounds to participate in liturgical music. Pueri Cantores aims to enhance the lives of young singers through this musical experience conducted within a nurturing environment. The event was sponsored by The American Federation Pueri Cantores along with Our Sunday Visitor Institute.

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