HYANNIS — From February 16 through February 24, the St. John Paul II School Concert Choir will once again tour Italy, five years since their first tour in 2017. This high school choir from Cape Cod, which celebrates the immense treasury of Catholic Music, will perform throughout Rome.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these students to perform at sites significant to our Catholic heritage,” said Mrs. Susan Niden, Interim President of the school. “Additionally, they will experience a cultural and historical tour of central Italy with professional guides. I am so proud of the work they have put in for this tour, and we pray for its success and safe travels.”

Thirty-two members of the choir will perform at venues including St. Peter’s Basilica, the United States Naval Base in Naples, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the Abbey of St. Benedict in Monte Cassino, and the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Additionally, they will attend the Wednesday Papal Audience, and perform a full concert at the Church of St. Agnes.

The St. John Paul II School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir have performed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and also in that city on their Broadway Concert Tour, where students had the opportunity to perform and attend workshops with Broadway actors, and music and theater directors.

“We prepare students to become performers on the stage of life, regardless of their chosen career, endeavoring to fulfill their vocation in Christ,” said Richard Fish, who is the school’s Performing Arts Director.

Located in Hyannis, St. John Paul II School is a Catholic school of the Diocese of Fall River that welcomes and serves students of all faiths in grades five through twelve.

For more information, please contact:

Susan G. Niden,
Interim President
St. John Paul II School

The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River