The St. Sebastian Parish choir will perform during a seven-day tour in Rome from July 4-11. Beacon Journal religion writer Colette M. Jenkins reported on the tour in the lead item of her religion notes in Saturday's Beacon Journal.
The choir has been rehearsing more than two years for the concert tour. A total of 43 people, including choir and nonmembers, are scheduled to travel.
Music that the choir will perform during its Rome tour will be presented in an hour-long Ciao Roma (Hello Rome) concert at 4 p.m. on June 26 at the church, 476 Mull Ave
The Rome tour will end at the pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (Lazio, Italy) for the Sunday Angelus and Blessing.The choir was chosen to perform a concert at the Basilica of St. Francis; a private Mass at the tomb of St. Francis; a concert at St. Ignatius for the City of Rome, and a Cardinal Mass in St. Peter's at the Altar of the Chair, where the parish pastor, the Rev. John Valencheck will serve as one of the celebrants.