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October 22, 2019

A new piece by Carol Barnett will be premiered this weekend! Commissioned for Choral Arts by Noel and Ann Peterson in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, the text is from a letter written by St. Clare of Assisi and encourages us to "go forward securely, joyf...

October 18, 2019

Sister Mary Joseph Dempsey, born Julia Dempsey in Salamanca, NY, in 1856, was a formidable woman.  Given “on the job” training, she displayed superlative technical skill and judgment in surgery and was for many years, Dr. Will Mayo’s first assistant, preferred over all...

October 15, 2019

In Giving We Receive, our concert to honor the Sisters of Saint Francis, will include a piece to celebrate the visionary founder, Mother Alfred Moes, who proposed building a hospital after the 1883 tornado, convinced the Mayo surgeons to staff it, raised the money, and...

October 9, 2019

Yes, there's a Gregorian Chant and some Brahms - but also pieces that will get your toes tapping and which speak directly to the inspirational and evolving work of the Rochester Sisters of St. Francis.

October 2, 2019

 We asked the singers this question at rehearsal last night

First up - Andy Johnsrud!

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