The Diocese of Youngstown will participate in the 2019 American Federation Pueri Cantores Pittsburgh Choir Festival and Mass to be held on March 30, 2019, at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, PA. This event will serve as the annual Diocesan Youth Choir Festival and all parish and school youth choirs are invited to participate. Several hundred students from the Pittsburgh, Erie, Greensburg, Wheeling, and Youngstown dioceses are expected to join in this day-long event which culminates in the celebration of the vigil liturgy at 6:00 p.m. in Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh will be the main celebrant at Mass. The Director of the Festival is Mr. Paul French, nationally known Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago.
All students of the diocese in grades 4-12 are welcome to participate in this instructive and fun-filled day. Students planning to attend the choir festival will be expected to rehearse the planned music prior to the event. Parish and School Choir directors preparing a group of students to participate are asked to contact the Worship Office (330-744-8451) by February 15, 2019 for details regarding rehearsals and participation at the festival.