Italian Music Festival
Under the Artistic Direction of Steve Petrunak, choirs from Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey & South Carolina united their voices in “Celebrating the God of Hope & Promise” as they traveled throughout Italy. The massed choir of seventy singers raised their voices in praise at the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi; St. Trinita Basilica, Florence; and SSt. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome. The highlight of the choir’s choral journey was to sing for the evening Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. The beauty of Italy, the common language of music and song, and the stunning artwork in all of the selected venues, coalesced into a once–in–a lifetime experience for all who participated.