Vandebilt Catholic choir to perform for Pope Francis
HOUMA, La. - Vandebilt Catholic High School's choir is headed to Rome to perform for the pope on New Year's Day as part of the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.
One-hundred and twenty-seven choirs are expected to sing and Vandebilt's choir was the only one selected from Louisiana. Of Vandebilt's 80 choir members, 38 are going to Rome along with their families.
Most of the choir left Saturday, but some have been in Rome since the start of the holiday break. They plan to be there until Jan. 2.
On New Year's Day, they will sing parts of the Mass before the pope. For the Mass, they had to learn 32 songs, including "Alleluia" and "Pueri Cantores." They also will sing some Christmas carols at the Family Christmas Concert.