Catholic Youth Studio - KSM Inc.

March 21, 2011 12:11 ET

"Totus Tuus" Gala Concert-Canada's Main Event for the Beatification of John Paul II

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) -

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Catholic Youth Studio presents the "Totus Tuus" gala concert in honour of Blessed John Paul II and Saint Eugene de Mazenod, which will take place on Sunday, May 8th, 7PM, at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall. Over 100 Canadian and international artists will take part in the gala. The concert will celebrate the much awaited beatification of John Paul II. The event will also commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Saint Eugene de Mazenod – the founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Missionary Oblates have played a founding role in Canada's Catholic Church.

The first half of the concert will showcase light classical and popular hits performed by Jan Lisiecki, Kinga Mitrowska, Christopher Dallo, Kornel Wolak and the well-liked Quartetto Gelato. The second half of the concert will reflect on deep themes presented by the "Divine Mercy Oratorio" performed by Zbigniew Malkowicz, Marek Balata, and other soloists from Poland. English translations, video clips, and photos will be shown on screens.

The Toronto Silver Symphony Orchestra and choir under the direction of Michael Newnham will accompany the artists. This gala concert will be Canada's main event for the beatification of John Paul II.

About Catholic Youth Studio – KSM Inc.

Catholic Youth Studio – KSM Inc. is a registered charity and a corporation for evangelization that operates with the help of volunteers. It is financed by radio advertisements, corporate sponsors; but exists mainly thanks to individual tax-deductible donations. It was founded in 1994 with the approval of the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto and has its roots in the pastoral ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The organization is operated by a board of directors and a staff of religious and laypeople who put their time and talents into promoting the Catholic faith. The founder of Catholic Youth Studio is Fr. Marian Gil OMI, and the current director is Fr. Pawel Ratajczak OMI.

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