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On Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8PM the Stamford Center for the Arts at the Palace Theater will present the Choir of the Pope's Diocese Rome. The Choir of the Pope's Diocese has musically complemented annual rites with the Holy Father at Mass on Palm Sunday, the Presbyterial Ordinations, the feast of Corpus Christi and solemn celebrations at the Vatican. It has also performed at the Beatification Ceremony of St. Theresa of Calcutta, the liturgies of the Great Jubilee of 2000, the opening and the closing of the Holy Door in the Lateran Basilica, the 17th International Eucharistic Congress, the 15th World Youth Day, the Jubilee of Families in 2000; the World Meeting of the Holy Father with Catholic Families, and at the solemn funerals of Pope John Paul II. The choir has appeared throughout Italy as well as in Germany, Austria, France, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, and Israel. After graduating from the University of Rome "La Sapienza," Msgr . Marco Frisina obtained a degree in Composition from the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in 1979. Ordained to the priesthood in 1982, he received the License in Sacred Scriptures at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Currently he is Rector of the Basilica of Saint Cecilia in Trastevere, Director (since 1991) of the Liturgical Office of the Rome Vicariate, and Master Director of the Musical Lateran Chapel. Msgr . Frisina has composed movie soundtracks for religious and historical films, as well as more than 150 liturgical hymns published in 25 collections. His recordings include collaborations with Italian and international artists. Msgr . Frisina is also known for the first musical rendition of Dante's "The Divine Comedy," acclaimed by the public and critics as a breathtaking show. Check the website for further information.