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About the Musicians of St. Clare

The Musicians of St. Clare began as the John Paul II Youth Choral; Carma Romano-LaMorte formed the ensemble to provide choral music for the 1993 World Youth Day, which Pope John Paul II held in Denver, Colorado, USA.

After World Youth Day, the musicians wished to stay together under Romano-LaMorte's direction, and the name of the ensemble was changed to The Musicians of Saint Clare, or "Clare Choir." Pope John Paul II invited the choir to the Vatican several times in subsequent years

In 1996, the Musicians of Saint Clare became an independent choir and since then has maintained a busy yearly concert schedule augmented by frequent European concert tours. In November, 2003, the choir performed the Mozart Requiem in Rome with the St. Petersburg, Russia, Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, in November of 2006, the choir performed in the Sistine Chapel as well as in larger venues in Rome and Assisi.