St. Anne Parish in Philadelphia, St. Hilary of Poitiers Parish in Rydal and Saint Charles Seminary in Wynnewood celebrated the joyful sounds of Christmas in concerts at their respective churches last week.
St. Hilary’s choir and school students teamed with the Holy Ghost Prep choir for an annual concert featuring hymns and readings from sacred Scripture Thursday, Dec. 12. The next day at St. Anne Church in Philadelphia, the parish choir and orchestra — comprised of music students at Temple University and the Curtis Institute of Music plus professional musicians and parishioners — performed a selection of festive music. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary hosted an evening of religious music and prayer during this year’s Advent season at the 26th annual Christmas Concert. This year’s theme is “Holy Family: Lessons from Nazareth.”
See our slide show of both concerts below, and a video here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Seminarians at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary fill Saint Martin Chapel with their voices.
Saint Charles Borromeo Semainary hosts thier 26th Annaual Christmas Concert.
Members of the St. Anne Choir, Philadelphia, delighted the ears of parishioners with their beautiful voices.
An orchestra and choir perform at St. Anne Parish Friday, Dec. 13 in Philadelphia.
The string section of the parish choir and orchestra performs Dec. 13 at St. Anne Parish, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. (Sarah Webb)
St. Anne Parish provided parishioners with the sounds of the Christmas season on Friday, Dec.13.
The Holy Ghost Prep Choir performs as part of St. Hilary’s Advent celebration.
The choir from Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem, performs as part of the annual Christmas concert, featuring hymns, songs and scriptural readings, at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church, Rydal.
The seventh and eighth grade students of St. Hilary School make up the bell choir that performed on Thursday, Dec. 12.
The bell choir performs a sacred hymn for the Christmas concert at St. Hilary’s on Dec. 12.