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Concert Recognizes Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

Georgetown Joins a Coalition of Partners From Around the World to Host Musical Celebration of Two Popes' Sainthood With May 5 Concert at DAR Constitution Hall

Peace Through Music

Georgetown and  a coalition of partners from around the world will present a historic musical celebration of the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in the spirit of Pope Francis at DAR Constitution Hall on May 5.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the Archdiocese of Washington; Georgetown; the ambassadors of Poland, Italy and Argentina; and PBS will broadcast worldwide the Peace Through Music “In Our Age” concert in the nation’s capital.

Sir Gilbert Levine will lead Carnegie Hall’s Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Krakow Philharmonic Choir, The Washington Choral Arts Society and soloists from the United States, Italy, Poland and Argentina. 

The concert title is drawn from Nostra Aetate (In Our Age), a dedication of the Second Vatican Council issued in 1965 on interreligious dialogue and the relationship between the Catholic Church and Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

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