Well, The Priests
got their wish this past weekend -- just in a different location, and two years early!
The classical singing trio performed Panis Angelicus
before 80,000 pilgrims and one Holy Father at the Hyde Park evening prayer vigil in honour of Cardinal Newman. The vigil was of course in anticipation of Newman's Beatificaiton Mass the Holy Father celebrated the next day in Birmingham.
I couldn't help but smile to myself thinking of our conversation several months earlier! Hopefully they'll have the opportunity to repeat the performance in two years!
I should also note that for the third year in a row The Priests
will be offering us a new album this fall. On November 2nd, their new Christmas album, NOËL
, will be released in North America. We'll keep you posted.