Jake Ottone ’18 selected to sing with the National Catholic Youth Choir
Every summer St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, organizes a nine-day National Catholic Youth Choir camp. Among the high school students selected from around the country is Palma’s Jake Ottone ’18. Founded by Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, the choir will undergo daily practices, along with religion and music classes, ahead of a multi-state performance tour. Choir members will learn more about the Catholic liturgy and how sacred music (Gregorian chant, Palestrina, Mozart, Bruckner, Poulenc, Duruflé, etc.) fits in contemporary Catholic worship. A CD of their performance will be published at the end of the tour.
Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.