URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $10,426 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Friday-evening concert at Vatican celebrates Pope's birthday

Catholic World News - April 20, 2012

The Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig presented a concert at the Vatican on April 20 to honor Pope Benedict XVI for his 85th birthday.

The program for the concert, which was held in the Paul VI auditorium, featured the 2nd Symphony of Felix Mendelssohn, who was himself once the director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The program at the Vatican was conducted by Riccardo Chailly.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($65,084 to go):
$150,000.00 $84,916.12
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization 11 hours ago
Anatomy of Conversion 12 hours ago
Anatomy of Conversion 15 hours ago
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days