National Catholic Youth Choir Announces Tour

The 14th season of the National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) camp and concert tour will be held June 17-July 2, 2013.  Thirty five high school students representing Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin will travel to the campus of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN to sing in the choir. The 2013 theme is “For All the Saints.”

The primary focus of the choir is liturgical; the choir seeks to implement the directive of Vatican Council II that the “treasury of sacred music” be preserved and fostered in the modern liturgy.

Daily camp and concert tour photos will be posted on the choir’s website beginning June 18. A complete concert and liturgy schedule is listed below.

There is no charge to attend concerts; a free will offering will be collected for program costs. Online donations can be made at the website. For more information, or to host a future concert, contact the NCYC office.

2013 Repertoire

A Hymn of St Columba – Benjamin Britten                    

I Will Worship the Lord – John Rutter

A Prayer of Saint Patrick – John Rutter

For All the Saints – melody R. Vaughan Williams, arr. Henry G. Ley

Tu es Petrus (You are Peter) from Quatre Motets – Maurice Duruflé

A Prayer of St Francis – Richard Delong

In ilhuicac cihuapille “Heavenly Lady” – Don Hernando Franco, arr. Christopher Moroney

Gaudent in Coelis – Tomás Luis de Victoria

O Quam Gloriosum – Carl Jaspers

Ecce Fidelis Servus (Behold All Faithful Servants) – Gabriel Fauré edited by Richard Proulx

Hymn to St. Cecelia – Richard Proulx

Lord, This is the People – Raymond Wise, tone Michel Guimont

The Spirit and the Bride Say “Come” – Collegeville Composers Groups, arr. Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB


2013 Liturgy and Concert Tour Schedule

Sunday, June 23 . 10:30 am Liturgy . Saint John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN

Tuesday, June 25 . 7:00 pm Concert . Saints Peter and Paul Church, Mankato, MN

Wednesday, June 26 . 7:00 pm Concert . Church of St Pius X, Rochester, MN

Thursday, June 27 . 7:00 pm Concert . Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha, IA 

Friday, June 28 . 7:30 pm Concert . Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline, IL

Saturday, June 29 . 4:00 pm Liturgy . Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Petersburg, IA

Saturday, June 29 .  7:30 pm Concert . Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Petersburg, IA

Sunday, June 30 . 7:30 pm Concert . Church of Saint Peter, North St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, July 2 . 10:30 am Concert . Great Hall, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN


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