Rome Diocese choir to make U.S. debut

The Choir of the Diocese of Rome, the pope’s diocese, will make its United States debut in June with a tour that will include stops in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

The Choir of the Diocese of Rome is a choir in residence at the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the pope’s diocese. It has performed at liturgies presided over by the pope as bishop of Rome on many significant occasions, including beatification ceremonies and Palm Sunday Masses, and has appeared throughout Europe.

For the U.S. tour, led by Monsignor Marco Frisina, the choir will perform classical sacred music from an international repertoire, pieces composed for the May 1 beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II, and original compositions by the monsignor. The choir will also perform a rare repertoire of Italian songs from the 1930s to the 1950s. The choir will be accompanied by the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.

Concert dates and locations are:

Saturday, June 4 at 3 p.m. – Trenton, N.J. (Patriots Theater at the War Memorial)

Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. – New York City (St. Patrick’s Cathedral)

Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. – Morristown, N.J. (Community Theater)

Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. – Stamford, Conn. (Palace Theater)

Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Newark, N.J. (Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart)

Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn, N.Y. (Regina Pacis Church)

For ticket information, call 973-520-8951 or visit www.thechoir.it.

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