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The Choir of Communion and Liberation

posted Aug 5, 2015, 3:13 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 4:33 PM ]
Directed by Christopher Vath, these high school, university students, and adults come together to give voice to their faith. Their a cappella repertoire extends from Gregorian chant to the 20th century, and spans a variety of languages. They perform every Good Friday at the Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as Christmas Lessons and Carols, and Lenten choral meditations, which they presented here in '07. It was formed in the early 1990s  in a Brooklyn apartment. “We were not formal in any sense,” says Vath. “We were around six people who really wanted to sing.” Despite the fact that there were few events for the choir to sing for, the group prospered, even during the three-year period while Vath studied music in Europe. When he returned in 1994, the group had grown to around 12 people. Their first real concert took place in Advent of 1995, and they soon had over 40 members.