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Excelsis Choir COncert

Join us for an unforgettable musical experience at St Michael's Parish Ashburton! Excelsis, will be performing live on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the sheer talent and passion of Excelsis. Gather your friends and family, and come along to support the Parish community while enjoying an afternoon filled with soul-stirring music.

Excelsis is one of Melbourne’s most exciting and dynamic choirs, singing predominantly for Catholic liturgical events and also giving regular concert performances. In recent years, highlights for the choir have included performing to capacity audiences at St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Melbourne Recital Centre and Deakin Edge (Federation Square). Excelsis has also given two concert tours of the Philippines, in 2015 and 2019. The choir sings an extremely varied repertoire of both secular and sacred music, incorporating classical European works, hymnody, contemporary music, traditional African pieces, spirituals, gospel songs and Broadway favourites. Excelsis takes its name from the Latin word, meaning ‘highest’. Through the music which it sings, the choir aims to achieve the highest musical and performance goals.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, by pressing the button below or in person. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office by emailing ashburton@cam.org.au or calling 03 9401 6345.

109th Wold Day of Migrants and Refugees 2023

Pope Francis has released his message for the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday, 24 September 2023.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father for WDMR 2023 is "Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay."

Pope Francis emphasised that "we are called to show maximum respect for the dignity of each migrant; this entails accompanying and managing waves of migration as best we can, constructing bridges and not walls, expanding channels for a safe and regular migration. In whatever place we decide to build our future, in the country of our birth or elsewhere, the important thing is that there always be a community ready to welcome, protect, promote and integrate everyone, without distinctions and without excluding anyone."