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AROUND THE DIOCESE
Around the Diocese 11.20.14

Annual ‘Sounds of the Season’ concert to benefit ‘Keep the Heat On’

PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m., the Gregorian Concert Choir and Festival Orchestra will present a concert entitled “The Sounds of the Season” at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The concert, which will feature the music of Advent and Christmas, will benefit Bishop Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On Challenge,” which assists poor and low income families with utility expenses. Tickets for the concert are $10 per person and may be purchased by calling the Cathedral office at 331-2434. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert.

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