CATCHING UP: THE NATIONAL SHRINE CHOIR AT THE ITALIAN EMBASSY
Internet issues have been solved and I now have time to catch up and bring you some of the photos from the concerts of the choir of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The choir is marking its 50th anniversary and their brief stay in Rome this past week was part of those celebrations. In that short time, the choir sang at four Masses – one Mass in each of the four papal basilicas – and performed three concerts in as many Roman churches.
The following are pictures from the Thursday concert at the Italian Embassy to the Holy See.
The wife of Ambassador Daniele Mancini talks to Msgr. Walter Rossi and choir director Peter Latona –
A tapestry in the embassy chapel –
Here are photos of the embassy – just the outside courtyards and the space in the porticoed area where the buffet dinner was set up after the concert.
I have known Msgr. Walter Rossi, shrine director, Peter Latona, choir director and Callista Gingrich and her husband Newt for many years. This photo was taken before the embassy concert.