Sacred Heart Catholic School Choir Performs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.c.

By: Beth istre
| Published 12/21/2023

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CONROE, TX -- Sacred Heart Catholic School’s choir recently traveled to Washington D.C. to perform with the Annie Moses Band in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Sacred Heart Catholic School choir, led by music director Mr. Chris Nolin, recently traveled to Washington D.C. for an unforgettable performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 4th through 8th grade choir joined the world-renowned Annie Moses Band on stage to celebrate the bands 20th anniversary performing “Under the Tree of Life” narrated live by special guest Jim Caviezel (actor, “Passion of the Christ,” “Sound of Freedom”) and also included a special appearance by Clay Walker.

For the Sacred Heart choir students, the opportunity to perform at one of the world's most prestigious performing arts venues and collaborate with a Grammy-nominated ensemble was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 'To stand on the stage where so many famous musicians, dancers, and actors have performed was absolutely thrilling for our students,' said Mr. Nolin. 'Sharing the stage with the Annie Moes Band was an honor and our students were able to see that their hard work and dedication to their craft could lead to amazing opportunities.”

The Annie Moses Band is an acclaimed classical-crossover string and vocal band known for their fusion of musical styles and high-energy performances. Under the direction of award-winning composers Annie, Alex, and Benjamin Wolaver, the Band has released over 15 albums and performed on stages around the world.

In addition to the performance, the choir toured many of the historic monuments and museums in Washington D.C. For most students, it was their first visit to the nation's capital, making the trip both an educational and inspirational experience. The Sacred Heart Catholic School choir program gives students opportunities to develop and share their musical talents with the community through school liturgies, seasonal concerts, community events and outreach. Under the direction of Mr. Nolin, the choir program continues to grow in both size and prestige at Sacred Heart.
'Mr. Nolin’s dedication to our students and the future of the arts education at Sacred Heart has been a true gift to our community,' said Deb Brown, Sacred Heart Catholic School Principal. 'He has led the transformation and growth of our arts department, and we were delighted to see our program given this moment in the spotlight.”

Founded in 1958, Sacred Heart Catholic School is an Accredited School in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and is dedicated to educating the heart, mind and spirit. For over 60 years, Sacred Heart has served Montgomery County by integrating faith-based teachings into a rigorous academic curriculum for Pre-K through 8th grade students. The school is also accredited by the Texas Private Schools Association. For more information about Sacred Heart Catholic School or to schedule a tour of the school, please call 936-756-3848 or visit the school’s website at www.shcstx.com.