STUDENT VOCALISTS GO VIRTUAL!
Four St. Francis School students participated in the first “Virtual Choir Festival” event hosted by PUERI CANTORES--an international student choral organization of the Roman Catholic Church. The mission of Pueri Cantores is to transform the lives of children through sacred music, deepen their faith and cultivate fellowship. School students Mason Crowder (3rd grade), Joannie Walsh (4th grade), Benjamin Fessler (4th grade), and Estrella Ramirez (7th grade) spent time after school learning the music with the help of Music Director Stephanie Mowery. During the Festival event, students “rehearsed” with a guest conductor online via Zoom and then created a virtual choir video along with other singers from across the nation.
These young vocalists and their families should be applauded for their efforts to keep singing and sacred music alive in our Church. Thank them when you see them!
St Francis choir members
join with others for Virtual Choir
The Saint Francis Music Ministry is pleased to share this special virtual choir recording of The Lord Bless You and Keep You by John Rutter. The audio track was played in the Masses on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2020. This recording was produced by the musicians at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bend and features singers from 8 churches in Bend and Sunriver, five of whom are from Saint Francis. The recording is dedicated to those who run to danger to keep us safe, and all who serve the common good. We pray especially for healthcare workers, firefighters along with other first responders, and teachers. God of all healing, hear our prayers.