December, 2012 - The voices of children filled the nave of St. Paul's Church in New York City, as the parish's children's choir sang their Christmas concert.
Thirteen children performed a variety of Christmas pieces in English and Spanish, accompanied by a set of violins and piano. Also performing with the children were two Sisters from the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara (SSVM), the sister order of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, and a tenor from the parish.
Perhaps the most impressive piece heard that night was the soprano aria, Pie Jesu, from Gabriel Faure's Requiem in D minor. Two grade school children sang this famous and moving motet in a soaring duet, with a depth and richness that seemed impossible for two such small persons. We highly recommend you watch the recording below to judge for yourselves.
The children's choir will perform another concert on Good Friday, accompanying the preaching on the seven words of Jesus from the Cross.
St. Cecilia, pray for us!
St. Paul's Church is one of the oldest catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New York, established in 1834. The Institute of the Incarnate Word has had care of the parish since 1998. See their website here for more details and schedules.
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