Concert of Sacred Songs

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St Vitus Parish will have an all parish Mass followed by a “Concert of Sacred Songs” on Dec. 28, 2014 (Sun.) in St. Vitus Church, 6019 Lausche Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103. AN all parish Mass will be at 10AM.
 
The St. Vitus Christmas Choir consists of 50+ soprano, alto, tenor or bass singers who sing in English, Slovenian, Latin, and Italian. The choir is under the direction of John Srsen with principal organist, William Patrick. Accompanying the choir and organist will string musicians consisting of I Violin, II Violin, Viola, and Cello. The concert will feature the restored Holtkamp church pipe organ consisting of 1,500 wooden and metal pipes, three manuals and 30 ranks. The pipe organ was restored in 2009.     
St. Vitus Christmas Choir has been presenting “Concert of Sacred Songs” to the Greater Cleveland community since 1977. Compositions include but are not limited to “Hallelujah Chorus,” “And The Glory,” and “Glory To God” (composed by Handel), “Ave Maria (by Arcadelt),” and Bozji Nam Je Rojen Sin (Born Unto Us Is His Son, composed by Ivan Zupan). The Concert of Sacred Songs is free admission with good will offerings accepted to continue the support of this and the parish choirs. St. Vitus has two choirs: 9AM Choir and its LIRA Choir. A social and fellowship will immediately follow the Concert of Sacred Songs in the parish auditorium located by St. Vitus Church. Light food and refreshments will be provided as well as secured parking.
 
St Vitus has 700 registered households with 1,150 parishioners. The parish operates a senior ministry, a St. Vincent de Paul Society to assist needy individuals, monthly Food Bank and  hot meal programs, delivery of food baskets and other items to shut-ins or senior individuals, St Vitus Village (independent living for seniors), and a Saturday Language School.
 
St. Vitus Church is located one block south of East 61st Street and St. Clair Avenue; and easily accessible off the East 55th exit, I-90. Secured parking will be available across the street from the church and around the parish school and parish auditorium buildings. For more information contact the parish house at (216) 361-1444.

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