Bishop Invites All to “Arise and Shine”

BRIDGEPORT—In this brief video Bishop Frank J. Caggiano invites all around the diocese to attend the upcoming “Arise and Shine” Christmas Concert, which will be held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts of Fairfield University on Sunday December 17, at 7 pm.

The 100-member Diocesan Youth Choir , under the direction of Mary Bozzuti Higgins, will perform a challenging program of Christmas songs and chants from different ages and cultures.

“What better way to prepare spiritual and joyfully for Christmas”, the bishop says, than to plan on attending this inspiring event.

The evening will include some Christmas Concert favorites including Arise and Shine, Gaudete, Festival Sanctus and Siyahamba!, The choir will also introduce some new music and surprises including Let There Be Peace on Earth and Calypso Lullabye featuring soloist, Gospel Singer, Adrienne Reedy.

Supporting the choir will be accompanist Clay Zambo; Flute, Dr. Jessica Raposo; Oboe, Dr. Ralph Kirmser; Trumpet, Nicholas Loafman; and Percussion, Don O’Keefe

This year scripture readings in between songs will be done in Vietnamese, Ukrainian and Spanish.

VIP tickets are available for $50 and include a pre-concert reception with Bishop Frank J. Caggiano (VIP tickets are only available by calling the diocese at 203-416-1670). Regular tickets are $20. Order tickets online at or call the box office (203) 254-4010.