Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, February 17, 2018

ROCKY HILL – St. James Music Ministry will hold its second annual St. Cecilia Day Concert, titled "I Hear Music in the Air," on Nov. 13.

All elements of the St. James music ministry, including the adult and junior choirs, youth group and instrumental ensemble, under the direction of Joy O’Sullivan, will take part. The concert is an initia-tive of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) to honor Saint Cecilia, the patroness of music. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the church at 767 Elm St., Rocky Hill.

This year’s special guests will be St. Joseph College Chamber Choir along with its director, noted pianist Michael Gilman.

NPM states that "the memorial of St. Cecilia, patroness of music, on November 22 affords us the opportunity to come together col-lectively in a national festival to raise our voices in songs, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God."

There will be many opportunities for the entire congregation to join in song. Refreshments will be served after the concert. The donation for the concert is a gift of food or money for the Rocky Hill Food Bank.