.- As part of the Festival of Youth at World Youth Day Cologne, the St. George Choir which performs using sign language will take the stage on August 16 in Cologne and at the WYD vigil on August 21 at Marienfeld. The choir, the only of its kind in Germany, includes members who have hearing problems, members who are completely deaf, and others who are hearing impaired. The 18 members of the choir are between the ages of 16 and 24.
The St. George Choir was founded last year with the express purpose of giving its members the chance to participate in WYD. The choir’s participation is part of an overall strategy by organizers to make it possible for the disabled to be more involved in the different activities.