Les Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie, a renowned Catholic youth choir from the Acadian Region of Canada will perform at two Diocese of Lafayette Masses during the weekend of Festival International. The 50 member choir of children ages 10-14 will sing the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Douglas Deshotel. The choir will also sing the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 28 at St. Martin de Tours Church in St. Martinville, and will perform a free concert in the church immediately following Mass. The group will also perform on stage at Festival International. Please join us to be part of this goodwill tour celebrating the strong ties between members of the Acadian Community of Canada and their Louisiana cousins.
Below is Les Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie’s schedule during their visit to Acadiana.
April 25: Performance and workshops at Myrtle Place Elementary, Lafayette 11 a.m.
Performance at Randol’s Restaurant, Lafayette 6 p.m.
April 26: Performance at Vermilionville, Lafayette 1 p.m.
Festival International Opening ceremonies with Zachary Richard, Scène International 7:15 pm
April 28: Mass at the Church of Saint Martin de Tours, Saint Martinville 4 p.m.
Followed by free concert in the church 5 p.m.
April 29: Mass at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist with Bishop Deshotel, Lafayette 11 a.m.
Festival International : Scène des Jeunes 1:45 p.m.
Festival International : Scène International 3:30 pm (Tribute to Congrès Mondial Acadien)