We invite all DMCA students in Grades 3-8 to join the Greater Johnstown Diocesan Youth Chorale. This group rehearses each Tuesday after school from dismissal until 4 PM at the West Campus of Divine Mercy (beginning Tuesday September 5), and also on Sunday evenings from 6 to 7:15 PM (beginning September 10) at St John Gualbert Cathedral. Students may attend just one rehearsal each week, but coming to both rehearsals is best for the good of the group.
We hope our parents will prayerfully consider this opportunity for your student(s) to participate in worship through this very worthwhile ministry. The Chorale gives our young people the opportunity to learn many different styles of liturgical music, and it is deeply appreciated by the thousands of viewers who watch the live televised Mass each Sunday at St. John Gualbert Cathedral. Our Chorale brightens the day of so many shut-ins and nursing home residents!
The Chorale also participates in numerous community events such our very impressive Advent Concert,which has attracted a standing-room-only crowd at the Cathedral for the past 10 years. The group sings at solemn events like the Diocesan Chrism Mass and at totally fun events like Family & Faith Day at DelGrosso Park.
It is something that not many of your child’s activities can claim: inspiring the aged and infirmed and sharing the love of Christ! Please make the effort to have your young people be part of Chorale!
Please retain the schedule below for your records and promptly return the permission slip. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. Texting is encouraged!
Thanks for your support and cooperation,
Evonne Yanzetich-Homway (aka Mrs. Y)
Chorale Director (814-659-6240)