05 July 2014

Institute Choir Camp Approaching

From a parent of a past chorister:

Children’s choir camp is one of those things you have to see to believe. Developed 5 years ago for the Institute’s children’s choirs in St. Louis, the camp is a week of intense musical training immersed in an authentically Catholic atmosphere. They study vocal technique, Gregorian chant, and Latin. The choristers have Mass in the EF every day at noon and chant the Litany of the Sacred Heart every evening in the Chapel, as well as Rosary walks and the availability of an Institute priest all week to hear confession.

We have choristers who come from all over the country, many of whom write to one another and remain in touch after the summer is over. One of the most beautiful fruits of choir camp is the little Catholic community that is formed, like a little Catholic army for our Lady!

In many instances, choristers come from large families. It’s not uncommon to have 3 and 4 siblings all singing in the choir. Thus the cost of choir camp becomes prohibitive for many such families. We need donors to help our large families pay for the tuition of camp. The tuition for choir camp is $450 - very reasonable considering the instruction the choristers receive as well as room and board for 5 days; but the cost adds up very quickly. We are looking for $7,000 to help make this year's camp possible for many families. Please donate at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sacred-music-summer-camp

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