2023-2024 Rome Congress

8/31/21 - 44th Pueri Cantores International Congress of Rome Update

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Dear Choir Directors, parents, families, and friends,

Sending this greeting to you on behalf of the American Federation of Pueri Cantores (AFPC) and our exclusive travel partner Corporate Travel, and sharing news about an exciting travel opportunity!

After a challenging year and a half for so many communities, parishes, schools, and choral programs, we are delighted to announce the 44th Pueri Cantores International Congress has been re-scheduled and will take place in Rome, Italy, from December 26, 2023 - January 1, 2024. 

The International Congress is an extraordinary week-long celebration; part pilgrimage and part choral festival that traditionally occurs every five years, bringing together Pueri Cantores choirs from around the world to participate in many thrilling liturgies and concerts. The Congress culminates with thousands of Pueri Cantores choristers singing for the Papal Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on January 1, 2024, with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, presiding.  

We hope that you and your choir families will consider joining us for this extraordinary event in “The Eternal City.” During our previous Rome International Congress in 2015-16, over 30 American choirs and 2000 travelers from the United States were in attendance. We trust that great numbers of choirs and their families will participate in 2023, and in early conversations our numbers are trending in that direction. 

Complete registration and travel information will be available this Fall through the AFPC. Should you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact David O’Brien at Corporate Travel at dobrien@ctscentral.net.

Stay tuned!

Paul French, President
American Federation Pueri Cantores