Diocesan News

Third Annual Youth Choir Festival


Guests at the third annual Youth Choir Festival, organized by the Diocesan Music Commission, were treated to an uplifting and entertaining afternoon at Resurrection-Ascension, Rego Park. The festival featured the children’s choirs from Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach, directed by Steven Eriquez; Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, directed by Margaret Abel; and Resurrection-Ascension, directed by Emanuel M. Bologna.

The program also included the Harp Ensemble from Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, directed by Robert Randazzo, and the St. Francis Preparatory School Chamber Choir, Fresh Meadows, directed by David Kobayashi. The selections from each of the choirs demonstrated how music enhances liturgies, and the opportunity youngsters have to enter into the spirit of worship as they assume an active role in parish and school music ministries.

(Photo by Emanuel M. Bologna)