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About the Musicians of St. Clare

The Musicians of St. Clare began as the John Paul II Youth Choral; Carma Romano-LaMorte formed the ensemble to provide choral music for the 1993 World Youth Day, which Pope John Paul II held in Denver, Colorado, USA.

After World Youth Day, many of the singers wished to continue under Romano-LaMorte's direction. The group was reorganized as The Musicians of Saint Clare, or "Clare Choir." Pope John Paul II then invited the choir to the Vatican; this a journey that has been repated many times in subsequent years.

In 1996, the Musicians of Saint Clare became an independent nonprofit organization and has since maintained a busy yearly concert schedule--including frequent European concert tours. In November, 2003, the choir performed the Mozart Requiem in Rome with the St. Petersburg, Russa, Phiharmonic Orchestra. In November of 2006, the choir sang in the Sistine Chapel as well as in larger venues in Rome and Assisi. Most recently, we joined millions at the canonization of John Paul II ane John XXIIII in April, 2014. During that trip, the choir again sang Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. We are planning another trip now; wouldn't you like to join us as a Pilgrim?