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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Catholic Events in Connecticut

Teen Weekend Retreat 
Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21

Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; Teen Weekend Retreat: Know Greater Joy. Friday-Sunday, June 19-21. Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford; Teen Weekend Retreat: Know Greater Joy. This retreat offers interested teens of high school age opportunities for growth in personal faith, community building, and leadership training. It provides a sacred and restful atmosphere to support teens in the understanding of their Catholic faith, encouraging them to share their gifts and talents with their parishes and with others. $175. 860-760-9705www.holyfamilyretreat.org


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The Annual Wine Tasting Benefit sponsored by the Clelian Adult Day Center is Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6 to 8pm.

261 Benham Street, Hamden, CT

This is a ministry of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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Carnegie Hall

Alleluia! Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit the new Center for Music and Liturgy at Saint Thomas More Chapel at Yale University Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:30pm Saint Thomas More: the Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University, invites you to a gala benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on June 29 at 7:30 pm. 

Entitled Alleluia!, the concert will be a celebration of classic and newly composed Catholic music, featuring the talents of over 600 performers from Norway, Finland, England and the US. An International Festival Chorus of 400 voices will be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra and over 200 handbell players, including the Reykjanesbær Music School Bell Choir (Iceland).

The concert will feature the world premiere of the Mass of the Divine Shepherd, by Julian Darius Revie, Composer in Residence of the Center for Music and Liturgy at Saint Thomas More. 

The Mass of the Divine Shepherd is the first orchestral setting of the revised English Order of Mass, and was written specifically for the evening. 

The concert is the formal launch of The Center for Music and Liturgy at Saint Thomas More, a new initiative that strives to enhance musical excellence in the worldwide church by supporting new Catholic music and training student interns, parish cantors and parish music directors. The center also maintains an electronic database of sacred music as well asvarious electronic apps that allow parishes to download sheet music and receive musical instruction for free. 

Tickets for Alleluia! are available at: www.carnegiehall.org

For more information about the Center for Music and Liturgy at Saint Thomas More, please visit our website at: www.music-and-liturgy.org

The Festival Chorus of 400 Voices: St Thomas More Chapel Choir The Oslo Chamber Choir (Norway) Tapiola Chamber Choir (Finland) Choir of Sidney Sussex College (Cambridge University) Archdiocesan Children’s Choir of Philadelphia Nittany Valley Children’s Chorus (US) National Children’s Chorus (US) Singers from: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (New York), Saint Joseph’s Cathedral (Hartford), Westminster Choir College, Vassar College, UMass Amherst, and Yale University Great Sacred Music across the Centuries Bach, Monteverdi and Bruckner World Premieres Halleluja, var stride er endt, by Ørjan Matre, Composer in Residence of the Oslo Philharmonic. Mass of the Divine Shepherd, by Julian Darius Revie, Composer in Residence of the Center for Music and Liturgy at Saint Thomas More.

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