St. Monica alumnae Tess H., Lily E., Veronica Y., and Sage K. developed their passion for music and love for choir under the direction of our own Emmanuel Espiritu. They will be traveling with the Ursuline choirs to sing at the Vatican in Rome over Christmas!
Ursuline is scheduled to perform during the Mass of the Holy Innocents on December 28, 2018. The choirs will also have additional performances in Rome and Florence.
Ursuline submitted an application and music recording to the Vatican music office before Christmas 2017. The liturgical musical calendar was scheduled to be announced by the end of January, and Ursuline received a call from Monsignor Pablo Colino, Canon and Chapel Master Emeritus of St. Peter’s Basilica, on January 30.
Msgr. Colino personally reviewed the audition submission and was impressed by Ursuline’s repertoire and musicality. Jane Chambers, Director of Music, said he intends to delay a planned trip to his native Spain to meet the choirs and conduct them in a work for the special mass.