Both groups joined 28 other youth choirs from around the world who gathered in the Eternal City Dec. 26 through Jan. 2 for the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.
Pueri Cantores—which literally means “child singers”—is the official student choral organization of the Catholic Church. It is comprised of student singers in grades 4 through 12. The Rome festival, held every five years, featured about 6,000 singers, including 1,000 from the U.S.
When they perform as a group, as they did in Rome, Pueri Cantores is the largest children’s choir in history.