St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and its seminarians, rector, and music director will present its 33rd Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 6th starting at 2:00 p.m.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the concert will be streamed live in place of an audience-based performance. Following the initial streaming broadcast, the recorded version of the concert will remain available for viewing through the end of the year.

The thirty-minute concert will include seven instrumental selections plus a Christmas medley of songs performed by three of the seminary’s Scholas, named after Saint Ambrose, Saint Benedict, and Saint Chrysogonus.

Musical accompaniment and solos are provided by several current and alumni seminarians as well as faculty. A highlight of the performance will be the singing of Biebl’s famous seven-part Ave Maria by 23 seminarians in virtual choir.

Sunday, December 6, 2020
2:00 p.m.
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“Christmas brings us joy and hope for the future which we need this year more than ever,” said Bishop Timothy C. Senior, Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. “The Annual Seminary Christmas Concert is a highlight of the Advent season for our seminarians who look forward to bringing joy and hope to all people of good will by raising their voices in song.”

Before and after the concert, the Seminary’s Vice President of Information and Assessment, Mrs. Cait Kokolus, will provide a narrated tour of the seminary’s collection of Christmas crèches, featuring dozens of Nativity scenes from around the world. Mrs. Kokolus also serves as Director of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Records Center.

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