The concert will include classics by Bach, Handel, Palestrina, and Pergolesi as well as contemporary and traditional folksongs.
Selections that will be featured are ones the chorus will be singing on their upcoming tour to Rome and Florence.
Donald Fraser, choral music director, will direct the 55-member chorus, with accompaniment provided by Sara White.
The chorus is scheduled to sing at St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican, on Sunday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. This high-profile opportunity promises to be the highlight of the year for the youth chorus and follows many months of preparation and fundraising.
The Confederation Centre Youth Chorus provides Island youth, ages eight to 20 with a unique opportunity to develop their musical skills at home and abroad. The chorus performs regularly at Confederation Centre, Trinity United and other venues. Members have recorded two studio albums and have toured extensively, travelling to Italy, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Florida, Washington D.C., New York City, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Tickets for this Sobeys LIVE at the Centre concert are $20 and can be purchased at the box office, at 1-800-565-0278 or online at confederationcentre.com. Tickets are also available at the main door of Trinity United Church the afternoon of the concert.