Joe Balistreri, Director of Music for the Archdiocese of Detroit, conducts the chorus during the 2015 Holy Thursday Chrism Mass at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit.

WATERTOWN, MASS. (January 4, 2015) – On January 6, 2016 CatholicTV will air the Celebration of  Holy Mass with Episcopal Ordinations on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord presided over by His Holiness, Pope Francis from St. Peter’s Basilica. The Celebration of the Solemnity of the Epiphany will air LIVE on January 6, 2016 at 4 a.m. (ET) and will then re-air at 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

CatholicTV is happy to announce that the Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit, MI has been invited to perform during the celebration of Epiphany. The Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit has served as the official chorus for major liturgical events in the Archdiocese of Detroit since 1975. The chorus is made up of 40 members from Metro Detroit, all of whom volunteer their talents. In 2014, the chorus submitted a recording of their work to Pope Francis while preparing for their planned pilgrimage to Rome. In March the chorus was offered the opportunity to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir for Pope Francis' Epiphany Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. 

 Announcing their selection Joe Balistreri, Director of Music shared: “We are thrilled at the opportunity to sing for the Holy Father.  We really see this trip as an opportunity to represent not just our choir or even just the Archdiocese, but all of Southeast Michigan. We’d like people to celebrate with us, to enjoy sacred music with us, andto support us. This will be an inspiring and life-changing experience”. To learn more about the chorus and pilgrimage please visit:

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