.- One hundred and seventy five children chosen from a group of 400 will be part of a special choir that will sing at the papal Mass with Benedict XVI on April 17 at National Stadium. The children met last weekend to rehearse at Holy Family Church in Maryland.
They will accompany the Holy Father, together with an adult choir composed of 250 people. At rehearsals the choir went over a vast repertoire of music from over 35 countries in different languages. “The songs are a sign of our cultural diversity and they show faith in Christ and the commitment to the Holy Church,” said choir director Tom Stehle.