AN INVITATION FROM THE CONGRESS MUSICAL DIRECTOR

February 2018

Dear Musician & Friend:

“Rise Up! ˇLevántate!” is the theme of the 2018 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and is based on the Gospel reading of the Sunday of Congress: the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Estela and Rodolfo García-López have composed a dynamic theme song this year.

In acknowledging your ongoing commitment to music ministry, I extend an invitation to you to participate in Congress Choir 2018. The combined talents of nearly 300 musicians comprise the group that will provide the music for the final liturgies on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Over 19,000 people attend these liturgies. I hope that in considering this invitation, you’ll decide to join us. I promise you, it is an experience to remember.

To participate, RSVP by clicking the following link and complete the online form at  https://tinyurl.com/2018CongressChoir

Attendance at two rehearsals is mandatory. Several “first rehearsals” are conveniently scheduled at a location close to you. Choose from one of the following.

Monterey, CA
*Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.
St. Christopher Parish
2278 Booksin Ave.
San Jose, CA  95125
Contact: Christopher Wemp
Phone: (408) 983-0136
Email: cwemp@dsj.org
 
Los Angeles Area
*Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.             
St Jerome Church
5550 Thornburn St.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
(La Tijera exit at the 405 Fwy)
Contact: John Flaherty
Phone: (310) 338-2720
Email: John.Flaherty@lmu.edu
  Phoenix/Scottsdale Area
*Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ  85253
Contact:  Norbert Zwickl
Phone: (480) 948-7460
Email: casaliturgy@aol.com
 
 
Inland Empire
(Riverside, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino)

TBD
     
ALL MUST ATTEND THIS FINAL REHEARSAL:
 
Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
St. Linus Church
13913 Shoemaker Ave
Norwalk, CA 90650
Contact: Anna Betancourt
Email: Annalbetancourt@gmail.com
   

Should you have any questions, please contact me at John.Flaherty@lmu.edu

Again, RSVP by February 21, 2018 at https://tinyurl.com/2018CongressChoir

Please take the liberty of forwarding this email to others who might enjoy being a member of Choir 2017!

*Finally, and most importantly - RSVP right away. We must cap the choir at 250.

In gratitude,

John Flaherty
Chair, Congress Liturgy Committee
Congress Music Director
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress