St. Joseph’s Choral Festival

AOD Youth Choir Festival 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Archdiocesan Academy of Sacred Music invites your youth choirs, grades 3 - 8, to participate in the annual Youth Choral Festival on March 25th, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. The goal of the festival is to inspire and affirm children/youth choir programs throughout the AOD.  Please click on logistics for more information and registration deadlines.  Participating choirs are expected to arrive having prepared the required repertoire. The day of musical and spiritual enrichment, will culminate with the Solemnity Mass at 2:00 p.m.  Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend the Mass.

Director's Invitation


Festival Logistics and Schedule

Mass Plan/Required Repertoire

Downloadable Festival Music

Processional Hymn:
Sing We of the Blessed Mother

Missa d'Angelis, Vatican Edition VIII

Gloria Missa VIII

Gospel Acclamation:
Lenten Gospel Acclamation


Mystery of Faith


Agnus Dei:

Hymn of Praise:
Canticle of the Turning

Recessional Hymn:
Hail Holy Queen

Required Motets:

The Angel Gabriel (Basque Carol) John Howell OCTB6256

Ave Maria  Simon Lindley Basil Ramsey 1057  (allow extra time for shipping)

For any additional information about the festival or how to participate, please contact Maggie Bickerstaff at (313) 237-4696.


Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
9844 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

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