We are excited to begin a Youth Choir here at the Church of the Assumption beginning September 19. Weekly rehearsals will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
Choir is a wonderful way to involve young people in liturgy and ministry. The focus on the text lends itself to scriptural study and insightful discussion of faith. The choir will participate in one liturgy each month. I you are interested or have questions, Cidalia Kettles will be cantoring the weekend of September 14th and 15th, and would be happy to discuss the program after Mass.
Please Welcome Cidalia to Church of the Assumption
Cidalia Kettles is a music educator in the Fairfield Public School system. She earned her B.M. in Classical Voice Performance from Western Connecticut State University, and her M.S. in Music Education from the University of Bridgeport.
Cidalia comes to Assumption from St. Aloysis Church in New Canaan, where she served as the Youth Choir Director for 6 years. In addition, she worked as a contor and section leader for their Adult Traditional Choir.
Cidalia is also a professional musician and actress. She returns to the US this summer after touring Hungary with a new musical by local composer Cheryl Kemeny. Recently, she has also sung in ensembles accompanying musicians Josh Groban, sarah Brightman and Pete Townsend.