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)
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