It was brought to our attention some weeks ago that on Sunday 19th October the Vatican is celebrating the beatification (the first stage to sainthood) of a former pope, Paul VI, with a Mass.
We duly sent a request to the Vatican, asking that More House School Choir be allowed to take part in the Mass, which will be celebrated by Pope Francis, as it happens to coincide with our tour to Rome (we are taking 80 girls which is nearly half the school!). Our patron, Cardinal Nichols, also wrote to the Vatican in support of our application.
We heard last week that our request had been accepted!
This is a very great honour, both for the girls and indeed for the school, and one that very few choirs are lucky enough to receive.
We will be sure to keep you all posted!